The scar from the crescent Mastopexy is placed directly at the junction of the areola (pigmented skin) and non-pigmented skin. It heals leaving a scar that is barely visible in most people.
The full Mastopexy involves more incisions. The anchor shaped scar is normally the chosen incision line. However different doctors have different techniques. The scars are generally very well tolerated by patients as the scars are far less unsightly than the sagging breast. Over the course of 12 to -24 months the scars fade dramatically and in many individuals are not very noticeable. In some individuals the scars will always be somewhat visible, generally seen as a lighter area on the breast.
The Benelli leaves just a scar around the areolae (darker pigmented area). The Lollipop (or keyhole) leaves a scar around the areolae and straight down to the natural crease where your breast meets your rib cage.
All patients undergoing Mastopexy should be certain that they understand the incisions and resulting scars. When the patient knows ahead of time what to expect, it is most likely that the scars are not nearly as noticed as is the much improved beauty of the breast due to improvement of the shape and positioning of the nipple.