If this is combined with a vertical scar running downwards, this is known as the lollipop incision. Occasionally there is also a need for a horizontal scar in the crease of the breast, and this combination is often called the anchor incision.
Whilst an uplift operation is extremely effective, particularly after pregnancy and breastfeeding, or in a single breast to match a breast cancer reconstructed breast on the other side, the breast can descend again over time. For this reason, Mr Harris sometimes recommends supporting an uplift operation with dissolving mesh.
It’s very important to understand that the breast uplift corrects the droop of the breast. This is known as ptosis. It does not reposition the breast higher up on the chest wall or give long term fullness in the highest part of the breast. For this, a combination of a silicone breast implant and an uplift is needed.