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Breast Lift Procedures and Various Scar Types
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Because an incision is unavoidable with any type of breast lift procedure, some scar tissue will inevitably result. You do have the opportunity,blog however, to choose the shape and location of the scar. You should discuss this aspect of a breast lift procedure with your surgeon, who will be able to show you scars that have resulted in each type of procedure.

The three surgical procedures that would most likely be performed to accomplish a breast lift would result in one of these three scar types: Benelli scar, vertical scar, or Inverted T (AKA Wise pattern).

The Benelli pattern removes the least amount of skin, while the Inverted T (Wise pattern) removes the most. The Benelli scar is around the areola, the Vertical scar is visible in the middle underside of the breast, and the Inverted T is two scars, a vertical and a horizontal.

The Benelli is the smallest scar and is generally considered the best looking. When it fades it will be almost impossible to spot. The vertical Scar is also one that patients are generally happy with because of the location on the underside of the breast.

Despite the fact that the Inverted T is neither the smallest nor the most attractive, it is the most common. This type of scar also has a higher rate of complications (10%) over the other types (5%).

When you’re ready to discuss your options for breast surgery, give us a call. We’re always happy to discuss what you can expect from cosmetic surgery, including type, size and location of scar tissue. Set up an appointment today.

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Dr. Holzapfel has been selected for Top Doctors in Cincinnati, the prestigious list of peer-voted distinction, each year since 2013.



In her practice of plastic surgery, Dr. Lied is particularly interested in body contouring, facial rejuvenation and breast reconstruction.

Top-rated, board-certified facial plastic surgeons and board-certified plastic surgeons in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, offering eyelifts, browlifts, facelifts, breast implants and breast reductions, rhinoplasty, reconstruction after cancer or trauma, liposuction, CoolScultping, Fraxel, Botox, Dysport, peels and fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm, and other procedures to refresh and renew your appearance.   Voted Best Doctors 2015-2016