What is a crescent lift?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
A crescent lift is a breast lift that removes skin only from above the areola. Skin in a crescent shape is excised from the 10 o'clock position to the 2 o'clock position and the areola is superiorly advanced. This lift only affords a small lifting advancement. It is not useful for moderate to severe skin laxity. Complications include widespread scarring and dehiscence due to increased tension. 

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