Typically, what does a breast lift scar look like? I’ve heard they’re pretty bad but I’ve seen some photos where I can’t even see the scars

A: breast lift scars

There are several different types of incisions used to perform breast lifts (mastopexy). These can range from a semi-circle around the upper portion of the areola (crescent lift), to a circle around the entire areola (circumareolar mastopexy), to a “lolli-pop” like incision (vertical) to an anchor scar (wise-pattern).

The lightness or darkness of the final scar depends on your skin quality, ethnicity, genetics, nutrition and tension on the wound closure, to name a few. Usually breast tissue heals quite well due to the thin nature of the skin; however no scar is invisible. Most will improve over time and can take up to one year to soften and lighten in color.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to scheduling any type of breast lift procedure.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno