Benelli Lift with Augmentation (photo)
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What should I do with my breasts?
Many thanks for posting your question and photograph
It is hard to give an accurate opinion with just one photograph to view, however, from what I can see, you do not have tuberous or tubular breasts and I can't see why any suggestion was made to perform a mastopexy
A breast augmentation alone would appear to be the best option (with the implant choice dependent on clinical examination), or alternatively fat grafting might be an option
I would suggest seeing one or two other surgeons for an opinion before going ahead, so you can be confident that you make the best decision for yourself
Breast Lift Technique with Implants
In regards to implants alone, this is usually said to be mistake by patients reflecting back at the decision. Most breasts will look larger and more droopy with solely implants. They will sag more and sooner, due to the sudden and excess weight. At times it's possible for a “Snoopy” breast or double bubble to develop as a result.
The Benelli lift as performed by most surgeons is just the donut lift, removing a donut shaped piece of areola and skin then using a #Pursestring or double purse-string suture to tighten the skin. A true Benelli actually will expose much of the breast through this incision and then the breast itself is shaped and lifted with sutures. With the “lollipop” technique, an incision is made around the areola and another between the areola and breast crease. This technique avoids a long scar in the crease under the breast , which was an older technique known as the “anchor” or “inverted T.”
I prefer the “lollipop” technique or “donut lift” to avoid more significant scarring, rather than the majority of surgeons in the United States that use an anchor pattern lift.
Benelli Lift with Augmentation
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…
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Question regarding breast implants and mastopexy
I think you alreday have a nice shape to your breasts and they do not look droopy enough to uplift them.
Enlargement of your breasts is a different issue cosmetically and a personal option that you may want to discuss further with a qualified plastic cosmetic surgeon.
I wish you all the best in your journey.
Stick with implant alone
I don't think you need an uplift (Benelli or otherwise)
In the photo I think you have a nice shaped breast, and just a small implant might give you what you are after.
An uplift involves more scarring (and more cost). If you are unhappy with just the implant, then an uplift is still an option later.
As Marc says, get a few more opinions and go with the surgeon you feel most comfortable with.
All the very best.
Benelli lift and augmentation?
Benelli Lift with Augmentation
The easiest option would be a modest sized implant through a breast crease incision. A good alternative if you want to avoid a foreign body would be fat grafting to the breast to improve fullness. If neither option sounds good to you, I would suggest not having surgery at all as your breasts already have a nice natural shape without excessive drooping. Good luck!