Can My Breast Lift Scars Be Limited To Around My Areolas?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if when I got a breast lift plus augmentation if I can get the scar around only the areola. Who is the best candidate for it? I have doubleDD breast size and a lot if sagging since having my son who is almost a year. And I am 19. Thanks so much!!!

A: Having DD size breasts suggests that you definitely do not need an implant but a significant breast lift. A periareolar type breast lift only provides a very limited lifting effect and is almost used exclusively in the small sagging breast when the effect of the implants helps considerably in filling out the loose breast skin and providing a lifting effect of its own. As a stand alone procedure a periareolar breast lift, also known as a donut mastopexy, does not create a significant breast lift. By your description you are in need of a full breast lift that involves a horizontal and vertical tightening and creates the classic anchor scar pattern. While every woman would like a breast lift with limited scarring, that does not appear to be an option in your case.

Dr. Barry Eppley