Do I Need A Vertical Breast Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I am looking into getting a breast lift and possibly an implant. Does you do the breast lift with a vertical incision under  the nipple down?

A: There are four basic types of breast lifts which differ in the amount of lift and length of scars that are created. As a general statement, when breast lifts are done in conjunction with an implant, the most common type of lift performed is the vertical type. (lollipop) The breast implant also helps in creating somewhat of a lifting effect as well. When a breast lift is done without an implant, the most common lifting technique is the anchor or inverted T scar pattern where there is a combined vertical and horizontal scar. Without an implant more of a lifting effect is usually needed and that must come from the amount of skin removed and tightened.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana