Vertical Incision Breast Lift

Known variously as vertical incision, lollipop incision, or LeJour technic, the surgeon makes a cut that encircles the areola (periareolar) and then runs down from the areola in the midline of the breast to the inframammary fold.

In the opinion of some surgeons, it is appropriate for medium to large breasts when the nipple has not descended below the inframammary fold, and when it has, an anchor incision is more appropriate.

With this incision, and the excision of excess skin from the flaps, the areola may be raised up a considerable distance from its pre-operative level.