In our Western culture, the female breast has within a range an identifiable parameter. The size, shape, nipple, areola, and position on the chest wall define the aesthetic. With respect to the position of the nipple and areola, there are several breast lift procedures. When these are put to use can produce the most pleasing and attractive breast aesthetic.
Many studies have been done to identify the measurements, usually in centimeters of the position of the nipple-areola or complex on the chest wall. Strictly speaking of the nipple-areola position we are defining the breast lift or mastopexy.
The crescent lift is a term to describe the section of skin above the upper areola. It is excised in its maximum of about 1 to 1.5 cm. Furthermore, this will then upon closure rotate the nipple upward several degrees. In addition, this will either restore the nipple to a horizontal position. Or, single-digit angle measurement above the horizontal line. This is the crescent breast lift.
A full mastopexy breast lift requires an incision around the areola. This is to reduce its diameter. And, a vertical and horizontal component in the fashion of an upside-down T. Ans, this is the classic mastopexy incision. Furthermore, it has withstood the test of time. Over the years it is the gold standard for creating the best most attractive breast. This is in regards to breast position and perkiness. Furthermore, perkiness is the firmness and a conical configuration without sagging that measures somewhere between 22 to 24.