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Is there a breast lift procedure that lifts the breast from the top instead of underneath?

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Is there any procedure that lifts the breast from the top (something like attaching breast tissue higher under the skin to the shoulder blade, or something similar)?

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Breast lift direction.

Breast lifts require an incision in order to remove excess skin which is what causes the breast to sag. The incision is done on the bottom of the breast in order to hide the scar. This does not mean that nothing is done superiorly under the skin. This gives the best lift with the least visible scar.

R.T. Buchanan, MD

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Breastlift Procedure Options

There are many options for breast lifting. However, you have to have an incision around the nipple and in the lower breast area in order to get a breastlift. If you want lifting and filling superiorly long-term, then you would have to have an implant placed for desired superior pole fullness. T here are no procedures that lift the breast just in the top alone.

R. J. Rohrich, MD

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Is there a breast lift procedure that lifts the breast from the top instead of underneath? There is no reliable breast lift procedure that lifts the breast from above. There are a variety of incisions and techniques that are utilized to lift breasts, which depend on a patient's individual anatomy, desired outcome, and the surgeon's preference, which is based on his or her experience. They all involve an incision around the nipple/areola. To correct a greater amount of drooping, additional incisions are usually placed below the nipple/areola. Robert Singer, MD  FACS   

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