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Surgery Process Guide to The Lollipop Lift

“The reduced scarring [of the lollipop lift] is a distinct advantage. However, the vertical pattern is less effective and reliable when dealing with particularly large breasts.” – BAPRAS 

The lollipop lift works very much in the same way as the other mastopexy techniques, the only difference is the form of incision, hence the name. It is also sometimes known as a keyhole incision.


You will usually be given a general anaesthetic for your comfort throughout the surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery Technique Step
Cosmetic Surgery Technique Step

Your surgeon will create an incision around the entire areola. 


A second incision down to the breast fold where the tissue meets the chest wall.

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Cosmetic Surgery Technique Step

The surgeon will then remove the excess breast skin from either above or below the nipple so the breast can be pulled further up.


Finally, the nipples are moved to their new natural point position and stitched in place.

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Complications / Negligence Signs

Keloids (red or raised scars) – these may be permanent. 

Cosmetic Surgery Complication
Cosmetic Surgery Complication

Uneven breast size and shape. 

Surgical Risks

This particular procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic, which means there are multiple associated risks. However, these are rare (typically, these risks will occur one case in every 10,000). 

Risks include:

  • Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)
  • Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic
  • In extremely rare cases, death (approx. 1 death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given).

Risks are more likely to occur if:

  • You are undergoing emergency surgery
  • You have other illnesses
  • You are a smoker
  • You are overweight

Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation. 

Video Guide

Prior to undergoing any cosmetic procedure it’s really important for you to consider both the psychological and financial associations of cosmetic surgery. You can familiarise yourself with these key considerations here, by reading the S.A.F.E Choice Guide. 

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