Crescent Lift w/ Breast Aug: Patient #1989220
To address the patient’s concerns with asymmetry, a crescent lift was recommended.
The patient is unhappy with the size and positioning of their breasts. The right breast is 1cm lower than the left with the nipple areolar complex 2 cm lower. There is a 4 cm pinch on the left. The parenchyma is primarily mammary tissue. The breasts are wide. The nipple areolar complexes are of normal size, shape, and sensation.
Surgical Case Study:
- Reviewed the length of their thorax and the low attachment of their breasts. I explained that I cannot elevate these attachments. My goal is to utilize SSF implants to improve her upper fullness.
- After reviewing the options, they elected to undergo bilateral augmentation mammoplasty with limited dual plane placement of SSF-415 implants via inframammary approach.
- After reviewing the procedure, postoperative care, and residual scar I have recommended a left crescent lift mastopexy. The procedure and the scar were reviewed.
What is a crescent lift?
A crescent lift, also known as a crescent mastopexy, is a type of breast lift procedure used to address minor breast ptosis (sagging) and asymmetry. Unlike a full breast lift, which involves more extensive incisions and reshaping of breast tissue, a crescent lift is a less invasive option suitable for women with minimal sagging.
During a crescent lift, the surgeon makes a crescent-shaped incision along the upper half of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple). The incision allows the surgeon to remove a small amount of excess skin and elevate the nipple and areola slightly. This technique can help reposition the nipple to a more youthful and centered position on the breast.
Crescent lifts are often combined with breast augmentation procedures when women desire both a lift and increased breast volume. In such cases, the surgeon may place breast implants through the same incision to achieve the desired augmentation.
It’s important to note that a this lift is suitable for women with minimal sagging and does not provide significant lifting effects compared to more extensive breast lift techniques. For women with moderate to severe breast ptosis, alternative lift techniques, such as the vertical or anchor lift, may be more appropriate to achieve the desired results.