How bad is the scarring from a breast lift?  

Subjective. Impossible to know what you would consider bad. One scar encircles the areola and a 2d extends straight from the 6:00 position of the first scar, to the fold at the bottom of the breast. The final scar quality depends completely on the individuals' skin physiology- so can be fine line, wide or thick. The first scar is usually camouflaged by being on the interface between the areola and skin.
Varies. Scar placement will vary by type of breast lift. The scar quality will depend on your skin type. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns.
Depends... Any surgical procedure can lead to scarring; the severity is mostly dependent upon the technical skill of the surgeon performing the procedure.
Varies. Many variables involved when it comes to how much scarring results from breast lifting surgery. For example, there are a variety of breast lift operations available, each with resulting scars. Generally speaking, the more breast ptosis (his sagging) is present, the more skin excision necessary during the breast lifting operation, the more the incision/scarring present. Others factors involved….
Breast Lift Scars. Breast lifts can be done with a variety of techniques which each leave a different type of scar. These include : benelli, crescent lift, and vertical scar. The benelli and the crescent lift leave the least amount of visible scarring in my opinion. Read more about it at my blog: http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/blog/2012/05/21/breast-lift-with-implants-which-technique-leaves-the-least-scars/.
Not too, but results. Vary, primarily b/c of the skin physiology, and patient perception. Always a scar around the areola which, since it's at a color transition zone, is less noticeable. The verticle scar is usually noticeable in bright light and has a tendency to spread regardless of how closed. In my experience, best scars follow closure with buried absorbable sutures+stainless clips if removed day 6 then kept taped.

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What exactly is a breast lift? Where are the scars, and what gets cut out?

BreastLift=Mastopexy. A breast lift aka mastopexy is a method to elevate the breast mound and/or nipple on the chest. There are m any different types that are commonly referred to as the crescent (periareolar), donut (circumareolar) lollipop (circumvertical) or the anchor (wise pattern) lifts. Scars are placed on top of the areola, all the way around, around and vertically below and occasionally in the breast crease as. Read more...
Mastopexy (lift) Usually involves incisions around the areola, and may include a vertical incision shaped a bit like keyhole. Tightening occurs with some skin-only removal and suturing of the tissue to tighten. Sometimes, suspension sutures are used to help resist the drooping recurrence. Several types of mastopexy, seek counsel of a couple of surgeons to get second opinion. Read more...
It varies. A breast lift can reposition the breast and nipple to a normal, aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall. Scars are often made around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally within the breast crease. There are several variations on this theme, some of which leave fewer or shorter scars. Read more...
Breast lift scars. A breast lift, surgically reshapes and elevates the breasts, restoring a more youthful, rounded and firm shape. A breast lift may be performed with or without a breast augmentation to provide additional volume to the breast. Incisions are placed around the nipple and areola. In some instances a vertical incision from the nipple to the breast crease or an incision under the breast may be necessary. Read more...
Elevation of nipple . A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgery to elevate the nipple back to the apex of the breast. It can also elevate the breast tissue to a more youthful superior position. There are many techniques and scar patterns, but only skin is removed. The breast tissue is left alone or repositioned depending on the surgeon's technique. Read more...
4 types of lifts. The breast can be lifted with 4 types of incisions. The purpose of the incision is to cut out the excess tissue . The incision techniques are: 1) anchor or inverted t, lollipop with vertical , crescent lift mastopexy, and the bennelli (periareolar), i frequently use the bennelli for which the scar quickly disappears into border of your areolar (nipple) complex. It has minimal scarring. Read more...

What are some breast lift scar treatments available?

Several. My personal favorite approach, and the one I use most often is the "lollipop" incision. That is, around the areola and vertically. I rarely, if ever add the horizontal "anchor" portion of the scar, and sometimes do away with the vertical portion as well. Most of the work in a breast lift is done to the breast tissue and not the skin and the skin should not be overly scarred. It's not necessary. Read more...
Many. There are many different ways to “handle” breast lift scar management. Many plastic surgeons will use surgical tape to apply pressure to incision lines. Massage of symptomatic scars may be help. Also, the use of silicone based products ( such as gel or sheeting) a found to be helpful. Sometimes, however, despite best efforts, poor scarring does occur in scar revision surgery may become necessary. Read more...
Scar tretaments. Several options are available for scar reduction: silicone gel silicone sheeting mederma kelo-cote scar massage tape a study in the journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery several years ago compared these and found that although none showed statistical significance for scar reduction, the one that had the best overall response was silicone sheeting. That is what I use in my practice. Read more...
SkinMedica. One new product that has just come out is "scar recovery" from skinmedica. We have found good early results with it's use so we now include it with our cosmetic surgeries for our patients. Read more...
Improve not remove. A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss the best type of mastopexy scars prior to surgery and methods to minimize these. Limiting the size of any associated implant may help. After surgery, i commonly advise paper tape for 4 mos + silicone gel. Read more...