Speak to your plastic surgeon, it is best
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. Sorry to
learn about your concerns.
The best advice that I can give you is that you should speak to your plastic
surgeon. Online consultants are not the appropriate source of information for
you; your plastic surgeon should be your resource when it comes to
This is important because every surgeon has different perspectives, the only
one that should be important is the one that operated on you ;)
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Breast Augmentation
It sounds like smaller implants and a standard lift are indicated
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it is a difficult one to answer without an evaluation or photograph. However, if you are too large, smaller implants are indicated. I agree that the Benelli lift can distort the areola and is rather 'unphysiologic' as it doesn't lift the nipple and areola much and it compresses the peak of the breast. I don't think that a vertical or lollipop lift will achieve what you want. Just doing a lollipop lift will not reduce your size. A standard lift tends to give a much better shape to the breasts with less distortion of the areola and will lift the breasts much more than the minimal lifts like the Benelli or lollipop. Good luck and make sure that you are seeing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon.
Without photographs it's certainly hard to give sage advice in this regard. Generally speaking, conversion of a circle mastopexy to a vertical mastopexy does not require removal of much if any breast tissue. I do think though, in my opinion, smaller breast implants and overall smaller breast will allow for much greater durability of your lift. I would discuss these options with your plastic surgeon and come up with a plan that will give you the breast that you want. Good luck.