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What are the scars with a breast lift?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The scars will vary dependant upon the type of breast lift performed. A periareolar or crescent lift may lead to widespreading due to tension from above the areola. The vertical or wise pattern (anchor) scar may lead to keloids, hypertrophic, hyperpigmentation, or widespread scarring. For severe skin laxity, an anchor scar is required to remove skin both in the vertical and horizontal plane (along the fold). Remember the scarring is the TRADE OFF for a tighter and perkier breast. 

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