WE all love "a deal", something for nothing (or close to nothing); Look great without working out, making a lot of money without hard work or risky investments and - getting a GREAT result with a MINI surgery or a non-surgical procedure.
Unfortunately - the world does not work this way. There is NO free lunch out there and everything has a cost. But rather than channeling my inner Milton Freedman (You Tube him if you have no idea who he was), let's address the Doughnut / Round block / Benelli Breast Lift.
The operation was NEVER meant to be used in the VAST majority of women in whom it is used. By removing a doughnut of breast skin in Bull's eye fashion around the areola and stitching the new inner margin (new outer periphery of the smaller areola) to the outer bull's eye margin - the breast is made slightly tighter BUT
1. the protuberant convexity of the dome is ALWAYS flattened
2. The tightening exerts a permanent outer pulling force on the edge of the areolas leading stretching and larger areolas (?was anything done appearance) often with prominent scarring at the periphery.
You CAN have a much nicer appearance by revising and reversing this operation into a Short Scar Mastopexy. It would make the breasts fuller, perkier and reduce your areolas.
Peter A Aldea, MD