The breast lift, a surgical method of eliminating sagging through removal of excess tissue, can be performed using a number of incision patterns. The best choice for a patient will depend on several factors, including the degree of sagging their breasts are experiencing.
Patients experiencing only a minor degree of sagging are best suited for a crescent incision pattern. A minor-to-moderate degree of sagging will likely necessitate a donut incision pattern. For those experiencing a moderate to severe degree of sagging, there is the lollipop pattern, and patients with severe breast sagging often opt for the anchor pattern.