There are 3 types of incision techniques associated with a breast uplift procedure. A Periareolar incision which goes around the edge of the areola, a lollipop incision which involves an incision around the areola and down the breast to the inframammary fold and an anchor incision where the line will run along around the areola, down the breast and then along the inframammary fold.
Periareolar incisions are not commonly used anymore as they tend to stretch over time and distort the appearance of the areola. Lollipop incisions also known as a vertical lift are the most popular type allowing the surgeon to lift the nipple and reshape the breast in the most effective way. An anchor scar is only really used if the patient has too much skin for a vertical lift.
Your scar will initially appear red but will eventually start to fade as you heal. Your surgeon will give you scar care advice to help you achieve the best results.