Before the surgery, the patient and the surgeon will determine which one of the following incision patterns will be used. This decision is typically determined by the degree of sagging, the amount of excess skin present, and the overall size of the breasts:
- Anchor Incision: Also known as inverted T, ideal candidates are women with extremely droopy breasts.
- Lollipop Lift: Most appropriate for women with moderate degree of breast ptosis.
- Bennelli Lift: Also known as periareolar or Donut lift, this incision is suitable for mild to moderate sagging.
- Crescent Lift: Typically done in conjunction with breast augmentation and is appropriate for women with a small degree of ptosis.