This procedure is designed to lift smaller breasts that possess less
than severe ptosis, or sagging, through the removal of a doughnut-shaped
piece of tissue around the areola. The Benelli Lift less invasive than
About 1 to 3 hours; should not be as lengthy as a full mastopexy
Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, and discoloration
of the breasts.
Return to normal activities: about 1 week. Return to work: About 1
week. Return to strenuous activities: 1 month. It may take at least
a year for the scars to fully mature
Possibility of decreased sensation, slow healing, and loss of nipple/areolar
Long-lasting; weight fluctuation and aging may affect results.
During the Benelli lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin tissue
from around the areola in a doughnut shape through a carefully placed
incision. He or she may take a crescent-shaped piece of tissue that
is taken from the top of the areola for an additional lift, and the
remaining skin is sutured with â€śpurse stringsâ€? (a continuous
circular suture) to the darker area surrounding the nipple. If an implant
is not used, your surgery may result in a flatter, rounder breast shape.
The fine scar line will be barely visible.
Local with Sedation