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What Is a Lollipop Breast Lift and Is It Suitable For You?


    Breast sagging is a very common issue among women. Whether caused by aging, breastfeeding, pregnancy or weight loss, sagging breasts can be a great cause of frustration for women and can significantly impact your self-confidence—however, there is a solution.

    A breast lift is a discreet and effective way to lift, shape and contour the breasts, improve symmetry, and restore a more youthful bust. When considering a breast lift, the lollipop breast lift is one option—but what is a lollipop breast lift and how can you tell if it’s right for you?

    Here we provide an overview of this popular breast lift technique to help you decide if it could benefit you.

    What is a Lollipop Breast Lift?

    At some point, every woman considering a breast lift will ask the question “what is a lollipop lift?”.

    A lollipop lift (also called a vertical breast lift) is a breast lift technique that’s suitable for women who require a moderate level of breast correction. The lift is performed by making a circular incision around the areola, along with a vertical line extending down to the center of the breast (inframammary) crease, forming the shape of a lollipop.

    This technique allows the surgeon to significantly reshape and tighten the breast, and reposition the nipple with as few incisions as possible. The minimal scarring can be easily hidden underneath swimwear or underwear.

    Lollipop vs Anchor Breast Lift: How Do They Compare?

    The anchor breast lift (also known as an inverted T lift) is another breast lift technique which is much the same as a lollipop lift, with an additional incision which runs along the breast crease, creating the shape of an anchor.

    The additional incision involved with an anchor lift gives the surgeon greater access and flexibility to more dramatically change the shape of the breast, making it suitable for women with more significant breast sagging.

    In contrast, a lollipop breast lift gives the surgeon less space to work with, making it a more difficult procedure to perform. However, a lollipop lift can still deliver excellent results provided you choose a skilled and experienced surgeon to perform the procedure.

    If suitable, a lollipop breast lift is generally the preferred option as it is less invasive, which means less scarring and a faster recovery.

    Can You Get a Lollipop Breast Reduction?

    Some women not only want to correct breast sag, but also reduce the overall size of their breasts.

    If only a moderate reduction in size is required, your surgeon can also remove unwanted skin, fat and glandular tissue to create a more pleasing bust size while performing a lollipop lift. Lollipop breast reductions also keep milk ducts, blood and nerve connections to the nipple intact, supporting successful breastfeeding and preserving nipple sensation.

    Breast Surgery at Burbank Plastic Surgery

    You’ll be in good hands when you entrust Dr. Orloff and the highly-qualified team of health professionals at Burbank Plastic Surgery with your breast lift procedure.

    Always treating you with care and compassion, we also utilize innovative Vectra 3D technology to help you visualize your new breasts before you commit to your procedure, providing you with greater peace of mind.

    Find out more about undergoing a breast lift at Burbank Plastic Surgery, or arrange a personal consultation to discuss the various options available to you.