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If I Get a Benelli Lift with my Breast Augmentation Will I Be Able to Go from a B to a DD?

My BWD is 13 and I'm currently a 34B. I would like to get up to a Large D or DD after my breast augmentation. My surgeon suggested 375cc silicone gel moderate profile implant. I was hoping for high profile implants and a considerable size change. Is there a reason he only gave me one option for size?

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Implant size


The implant size you mentio will probably not make your DD cup and may only make you a large C, depending on how much breast tissue you already have.  I'm sure your surgeon will be willing to discuss other size options if you ask.  Good luck!

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San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Benelli lift and augmentation


The fact that a Benelli lift was suggested means you may not need much of a lift. There is  tendency for a Benelli or concentric lift to flatten the breast so you would be better off with a high profile implant.  A HP implant will counter act some  of the flattening. I would get another consult as it sounds like you and your PS are  on a different page.

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and augmentation


Breast lift combined with breast augmentation is one of the more complex procedures in breast surgery

The reason is that we are dealing with two opposing forces

The implant expanding the skin and lowering the breast fold ,combined with the breast lift tightening the skin and lifting the breast.This is the reason for the high complication rate with this procedure

Furthermore the circumareolar mastopexy causes flatening of the breast and the tension of the implant causes the scar to stretch

So you need to see a well qualified surgeonwho will assess you individual situation

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Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Hoping for a high profile implant


High profile breast implants are not for everybody, however if you like the look you might need a second opinion. The Benelli or around the nipple breast lift can be a challenge when combined with a very full or projecting implant, as the lift will tend to reduce breast projection, and the late result can be dilatation of the nipple with the pressure of the implant behind.

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and implant size


Thank you for your question. The decision on the size and shape of breast implant is a very important part of your consultation. It also a mutual decision in which you should bot agree on. In my practice, if a patient desire a larger implant, the best approaches to use a breast sizer during the surgery and the appropriate implant can be placed based on that the breast pocket can accommodate. Based on the information you provided you may benefit from a second consultation.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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If I Get a Benelli Lift with my Breast Augmentation Will I Be Able to Go from a B to a DD?


If a surgeon goes to the operation with only one implant available for breast enhancement, then I would certainly think you need another consultation. It is totally impossible to know what the implant will look like behind your tissues. Most surgeons will use sizers in the pocket to make the final decision between several possible choices during surgery in order to get the best possible customized fit. As to your question of size, I see no problem in getting to a large D from your current cup size along with the Benelli lift.

Portland Plastic Surgeon
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Lift with implant?


Without a photo it is very difficult to comment. Usually an increase of every 200cc will increase the cup one size. 

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Implant Selection Process


Depending on your breast characteristics, your tissues may not accommodate the  size implant you desire.   In order to make an accurate size recommendation, I would need to assess your chest wall and breast mound measurements and characteristics.  Unfortunately, there is not a general rule of thumb or objective criteria to implant selection.

Your plastic surgeon will perform several measurements of your chest wall and breast anatomy and determine a range of implants that both fit your chest wall and reach your desired goals.
The next step is to try on this range of implants in the office with your doctor.   The key to this success is showing your surgeon the body proportion you desire with a bra sizer and allowing your surgeon to guide you to the right implant.   It will be much easier to communicate in implant cc's than cup size when determining the appropriate implant for you.
I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.
Dr. Gill

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Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Benelli Lift To Increase Breasts Size




A Benelli lift (circumareolar lift) is one with minimal scarring that could give you great results if you have the right qualifications for it (skin laxity, anatomical structure, etc.)

Without photos and physical examination, it is hard to provide you with a definitive opinion.

A DD implant may require a larger implant than 375cc and possible lollipop lift to achieve perky breasts.

I encourage you to consult with several board certified surgeons of ample experience. Only then you will be able to make a well informed decision.

Best of luck to you and thank your for your question.

Dr. Sajjadian

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Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Benelli lift with large breast implants



Please consider re-submitting your question with photos (it would help to see the actual degree of ptosis).

Also, I must advise you that the larger the implant, the sooner you will need revisionary surgery. Large implants tend to migrate down the chest wall faster and greatly disfigure breasts. I can't begin to tell you the great number of explantations and lifts I perform in a month's time. Yes, large implants look great the first couple of years, but quickly loose their allure when they reach your bellybutton!

Kind regards,

Dr. H 

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Texas Plastic Surgeon
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