What Type Of Breast Lift Is Best For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I am 24 years old and am needing a breast lift with implants. I am looking for the least amount of breast scarring as possible but also the best results. What type of breast lift do you think is best for me? I have seen scars from the periareolar breast lifts and they look good but will they lift my breasts enough? What should I do? I am very unhappy with my breasts but I do not want to have horrible scars. I don’t want my breasts to look like they have been in an accident.

A: In looking at your pictures, you are in a classic situation that many women are in. They really need some form of a breast lift but understandably don’t want a lot of scars as a trade-off, for they have their own aesthetic liability. What one would consider ‘horrible’ scars is open to interpretation but suffice it to say that breast lift scars will look nothing like ones that occur from being in an accident. Ultimately the breast lift decision comes down to less of a lift with the perirareolar approach (with less scar) vs much more of a lift with the lollipop approach (vertical breast scar) but with more scar. Which choice is the right one for you requires some more research on your part. Spend some time looking at these two different breast scar patterns and results on the internet. I suspect it will not take long before those visual scar images will guide you to the best breast lift choice for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana