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Why the T-Incision for Breast Lifts Out-Performs the Lollipop

smiling woman sitting outsideIf you’ve already started researching your breast lift incision options, you may have come across the breast surgery terms “T-incision” and “lollipop incision.” While these are two of the most common incision types for a breast lift, the T-incisions offers a few notable benefits where the lollipop falls short.*

Breast Lift Incision Options

The T-incision, sometimes also referred to as an anchor incision, involves three separate incisions. The first traces a circle around the areola. The second creates a vertical line from the areola to the crease of the breast, and the third follows the breast crease. The resulting shape looks like an inverted “T” or an anchor, which is where the technique gets its name.

The lollipop breast lift involves the same incisions as the T, except for the final one in the breast crease.

Although the lollipop incision is marketed as involving a shorter scar and a better shape, this is not necessarily the case.

Benefits of the T-Incision vs. the Lollipop

One of the biggest benefits of the T-incision over the lollipop breast lift is that the T technique can create better 3D shaping and can result in smoother, improved scarring.*

With the lollipop lift, the scars may be shorter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be less noticeable. This technique can also be more challenging to create the desired shape after your breast lift because it offers limited access to the breast pocket.

*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.


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