Wise pattern/anchor lift
This is a traditional approach to the breast lift that achieves excellent results for many of Dr. Teitelbaum's Los Angeles clients, especially those who may be undergoing a breast reduction surgery in tandem with their lift.
An incision is made that first traces the nipple, then runs vertically down the breast, and finally runs along the underside of the breast at its crease. This technique is well-suited to those with considerable breast ptosis (sagging), as it gives the surgeon ample access to address drooping skin and lax fatty tissue.
Scarring is most visible with this type of lift. However, thanks to Dr. Teitelbaum's precision and conservation, scars are minimized and will fade nicely over the weeks and months that follow. In any case, these scars can be made invisible underneath a bikini or bra. Incision technique is part and parcel with delivering the best breast lift Los Angeles provides, as the ability to lessen scar appearance is an invaluable skill.
Vertical lift/lollipop lift
Here the incision mimics the anchor lift, minus the final cut at the inframammary fold. The point of the vertical lift is to help women with only a moderate amount of breast ptosis to avoid extra scarring if it's not needed. The lollipop incision gives the doctor all the access he needs in order to reposition and beautify the breast.
Benelli lift/circumareolar lift/periareolar lift/donut lift
This lift makes use of a circular incision that traces the nipple's edge, and it is most often employed when the main focus of the lift is to elevate the areola complex for a perkier look. Women with only minor breast ptosis will find this approach adequate, while those with more severe sagging will need a different method. Breast and nipple projection is minimized with the circumareolar lift, while scarring is well-hidden in the darker pigmentation of the areola complex.
This is the least invasive type of breast lift, but it also has the most limited results. An incision is made around the top crescent of the nipple to improve its position, elevating it for a more youthful aesthetic, and also ensuring the nipples are symmetrical. While used less regularly, this is a good technique if the patient is also undergoing breast augmentation.