Thank you for the question. Although I cannot provide you with definitive advice I can tell you that I think that a crescent breast lift does not provide significant enough of a breast lift to be valuable; in other words, it generally accomplishes nothing of significance, and will expose you to risks of areola distortion/elongation/poor scarring. On the other hand, the Benelli breast lift is indicated for patients who require minimal breast lifting; again it is not a powerful enough breast for patients with significant breast ptosis.
My best advice: select your plastic surgeon carefully; make sure that he/she has significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with. Learn about pros/cons/risks/complications associated with all options available. Best wishes.
A crescent lift does not really lift the breast and long term can create an oval shaped breast. The donut lift doesn't do much lifting but is better to decrease the size of an enlarged areola. Ask your surgeon about using a Gore-Tex suture for the donut lift.
The donut or circum-areolar lift is more effective than the crescent lift,
Your large areolas will also be reduced in size with the donut lift.
Sounds from the written description you need a donut lifting BUT NO POSTED PHOTOS to see!!! Either post with photos or see more in person opinions from private practice boarded PSs in MIAMI.