What are the different types of mastopexy implant?
Following breast augmentation one can lift just the nipple and areola by using a periareola mastopexy, where the resulting scar is positioned only around the nipple and areola. This gives a small nipple/areola lift and does not require any other scarring. A vertical scar mastopexy implant requires the positioning of a scar around the areola and a scar vertically on the breast. This allows the breast tissue to be lifted and redraped over the implant as well as lifting the nipple and areolar. Nipples and areolas can be lifted as high as required aesthetically and provides a very flexible means of lifting the breast. This is often called a lollipop incision. Where there is significant excess skin an inframammary scar may be required to give an aesthetic pleasing result. This is often called an anchor incision.