Those seeking a breast lift procedure are typically happy with their breast size but simply want to enhance the shape of their breasts. Why does the breast shape change over a period of time? The common reasons for this include post-breastfeeding changes and age-related sagging. A breast lift is a good technique for improving the overall breast shape, as it helps in restoring your nipple to an elevated position.
Periareolar mastopexy is considered to be the breast lift procedure that results in the least amount of post-surgical marks. This type of breast lift is also often referred to as donut mastopexy or Benelli lift. In periareolar mastopexy, your cosmetic surgeon will remove a circular band of extra skin accumulated around the areola edge. Post-surgical marks are camouflaged, as the removal of skin takes place along the areola border and this area is naturally pigmented.
The cosmetic surgeon draws out a bigger circle around the areola. He places the top of this circle at the point where your areola would be uplifted. A circle is also drawn inside the areola border. The cosmetic surgeon removes the skin in between the circles and places a suture on the outside circle, cinching it down close to the inner circle. The result is tightening of the skin, reduction in the size of the areola and uplifting of your nipple position.
There is no vertical scarring involved in periareolar mastopexy.
Can I Get a Periareolar Mastopexy?
With patients who have excessive sagginess, a breast implant alone might not be able to deliver the desired results. In such cases, surgeons may suggest a periareolar mastopexy.
In many cases, patients who complain of sagging breasts might also feel unhappy with their wide areolae and nipples. The periareolar mastopexy procedure helps in reducing the size of the areola and nipple to make them proportionate to the remaining size of the breast. The periareolar incision is perfect for such cases.
If you’ve noticed sagging in your breasts after breastfeeding or owing to continued aging, a periareolar mastopexy might be the ideal breast enhancement procedure for you.
Recovery After Periareolar Mastopexy
Periareolar mastopexy is typically undertaken on an outpatient basis. The surgery can take about one to four hours, depending on the specific case. After the completion of the periareolar breast lift surgery, the surgeon wraps up the breast area using layers of dressing. This is secured using an elastic bandage for proper healing.
You might experience a bit of swelling, bruising, or discomfort in the initial week after surgery, but this is quite normal, and your doctor will prescribe certain pain medications to subside the conditions. Patients are usually able to get their stitches removed after ten days of surgery. Periareolar mastopexy is a safe and effective breast enhancement procedure being performed by numerous cosmetic surgeons world over.
A breast lift procedure will enable you to have more enhanced and sensuous contours. It will elevate your sagging breasts, making them look more youthful and perkier.
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