It is true that small surgeries cannot achieve great results.
The greater the amount of skin removed, the greater the lifting, but instead, the recovery period is longer, big scars and the incidence of complications increases.
It is important to discuss the lifting method thoroughly with the patient.
- Periareolar Mastopexy, also called a Circumareolar, Donut or Benelli Mastopexy, entails skin tightening, contouring, and elevation of the nipple-areola complex. A “donut” of skin is removed from around the areola, which converts a larger areola to a smaller areola. This is used with minor sagging of the breasts.
- A “Lollipop” Mastopexy is a Breast Lift approach where the incision encircles the areola, then extends down to the crease at the lower part of the breast, creating the shape of a lollipop.
- An Inverted-T, or Anchor Shaped Mastopexy, is the most common technique used for a mastopexy and involves not only the circumareolar and vertical incisions extending to the lower breast crease. This approach allows you to position the breast, resulting in a more natural breast. However, the recovery period is about two weeks, and frequent wound healing processes are required.