Breast Lift Techniques

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Choosing the right technique can make the difference between a merely satisfactory and a truly exceptional breast lift. In the Scottsdale and Phoenix area, Dr. Robert Cohen specializes in advanced techniques for restoring a youthful, beautiful, natural appearance to sagging breasts. Women travel from throughout the Southwest and the nation for Dr. Cohen's highly specialized training and skill with this and other breast procedures.

Request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Cohen. Women in Scottsdale and Phoenix considering breast lift surgery can count on Dr. Cohen for a thorough evaluation and a detailed discussion of their options.

Dr. Robert Cohen: Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

For your breast enhancement procedure, you deserve a specialist with years of experience and dedicated focus on his patients' results.

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Breast Lift Techniques from Dr. Cohen

When I meet with women seeking a breast lift in Scottsdale, they are often frustrated and self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts as a result of childbearing, weight fluctuations, or simply time and gravity. The loss of their youthful, "perky" breasts affects many women profoundly, and I find it very rewarding to help these women regain their confidence.

The techniques I use for a breast lift procedure depends on each patient's unique anatomical and personal concerns. Each woman requires a different amount of lifting and re-shaping to achieve the most aesthetic result.

When developing my approach to your surgery, I take into consideration many factors, including:

  • Skin quality and elasticity
  • The amount of remaining breast tissue in each breast
  • The size and position of the areolas

In cases where sagging is minimal and skin quality is good, a breast lift may require only a circumareolar incision. This incision encircles the areola – the darker skin surrounding the nipple. I remove a circle of excess skin (without detaching the nipple) and make minor adjustments to the underlying tissue for an uplifted, firmer breast. I am able to achieve excellent results with this approach for the small number of breast lift patients who display very little sagging and excess skin.

Most women with sagging breasts require more skin removal and reshaping of underlying breast tissue. This is typically achieved through a vertical breast lift, also called a "lollipop" incision. This approach adds a vertical incision to the circumareolar incision, which allows for more extensive tailoring of the skin and repositioning of the underlying tissue. I can generally achieve an excellent result without needing a scar running along the underside of the breast (the anchor scar technique).

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breast tissue to shrink, leaving some women with a loss of volume as well as sagging. A silicone or saline breast implant may be used to replace the lost volume and give the breast a fuller, rounder appearance. This procedure, called an augmentation-mastopexy, combines the techniques of a breast augmentation with the breast lift procedure in Scottsdale.

I am one of a select group of surgeons trained in the use of Strattice™ as a breast lift surgical technique. Strattice is an acellular dermal matrix used in breast lift surgery to create an "internal bra." Strattice adds tissue thickness and support to breasts with thinned and damaged tissues. Placing Strattice within the breast pocket as additional support can be very helpful in achieving the best results possible in appropriately selected patients.

Request a consultation to discuss breast lift techniques with Dr. Cohen, a meticulous plastic surgeon whose personal approach and refined surgical skill attract patients from across the U.S. and abroad.

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