I have droopy, asymmetrical breasts with large areolas. Would I get good result from a donut lift? (Photo)
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I have droopy, asymmetrical breasts with large areolas. Would I get good result from a donut lift?
The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue, hugs!
I would recommend a full mastopexy, which would involve the vertical incision. It appears from the photos that you have quite a bit ptosis, which would not be corrected with a donut lift alone. You would not be able to get enough of a lift with that alone. As far as increasing cleavage, a lift alone will not achieve that. You would need to add an implant in to increase the upper pole fullness and help increase cleavage. Good luck with your decision.
I'm thinking vertical breast lift....
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- Unfortunately, I think you would be unhappy with a donut lift -
- It is likely to flatten the breast and may leave wide scars.
- A vertical lift will give you a much better shape -
- The vertical scars usually fade with time - although it may take a year.
- An anchor lift is another option - it shapes the breast nicely but the long crease scar can be a problem.
- You may also want a small reduction on the larger side -
- As for cleavage, it is difficult to say but it is less likely with a widely-placed breast.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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