Am I a good candidate for "breast lift donuts,or Lollipop incision?" (Photo)
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Thank you for your question and photo.
The Horndeski Method (TM) was developed to reshape, and provide maximum lift without needing implants nor the dreaded vertical (highly visible) scar. An added feature to The Horndeski Method is that the breasts are secured in such a way that renders it the longest lasting lift available. At age 26, this is extremely important. It also preserves nipple sensitivity and the ability to breast feed. You are wise not to want implants, as implants often distort and stretch tissues making your problem worse.
I hope this helps.
Gary Horndeski M.D.
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Am I a good candidate for a breast lift? If so, what type of incision? (PHOTO)
I think a donut lift would not give you a sufficient reduction in nipple elevation that you are looking for and a lollipop may be possible but I think I would prefer to add the short scar in the fold under your breast.
I wish you the best of luck if you do decide to go ahead with surgery.
Type of breast lift needed
Based on your pictures, your nipple requires a significant amount of upward repositioning. I would recommend either a vertical “lollipop scar” breast lift or a full “anchor scar” breast lift. It is hard to tell which you need due to the black boxes. With a vertical breast lift, a semicircle is created by removing skin at the correct nipple position.Then a v-shaped section of skin is removed below this, sparing the nipple.The nipple is moved into the new position and the skin is closed. The resultant scar is in the shape of a lollipop. This approach works well for patients with moderate breast sagging. This is because the distance from the nipple to the inframammary fold is short. This approach does not work well for patients with a large amount of sagging because the distance from the desired nipple position to the inframammary fold is too long, so if the vertical breast was performed, your breast would look misshapen.
For these patients, a full “Anchor type” breast lift is needed. To do this, triangular incisions are added to the vertical limbs. This allows me to remove skin beneath the breast in the vertical direction. This shortens the distance from the nipple areolar complex to the inframammary fold to an appropriate length. The result is an “Anchor type” scar.
I, and my fellow plastic surgeons, are very sensitive to the issue of scarring. I have yet to meet a patient who did not want to minimize the amount and size of scars after surgery! Remember that you are trading the scars for the shape that you want. We have lots of techniques to help with healing and minimize scarring.
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Based solely on the limited photos you provide, I would suspect that you would need at least a lollipop (vertical) scar lift and that a periareolar lift would distort the shape of the breast and increase the diameter of the areola. Changes in nipple sensitivity are variable and unpredictable but usually do not occur with simple lifting but may change significantly with augmentation or reduction surgery. In the end, most patients will end up with sensitivity that is near normal as pre-op after completely healing has occurred (i.e. 6 months).
Robin T.W. Yuan, M.D.