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What are some common lift and tuck procedures?

Lifts and tucks are surgical procedures that remove excess skin and fat while improving underlying muscle structure. Examples of these types of procedures include:
  • abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • mastopexy (breast lift)
  • blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • rhytidectomy (facelift)
  • brow lift (forehead and eyebrow lift)
Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

The most common lift and tuck procedures include mastopexy (breast lift) and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). A breast lift can include three types of lift depending on the degree of ptosis (skin laxity and position of the nipple to the inframammary fold). The periareolar or crescent lift is useful for mild ptosis, while the vertical lift (lollipop) is useful to moderate skin laxity. Finally, the wise pattern technique (anchor-scar) is used for grade 3 ptosis where the nipple is 2-3cm below the inframammary fold. The tummy tuck or panniculectomy is useful for either patients with massive weight loss (gastric bypass surgery) or status post-delivery or pregnancy. 

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