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The Double Benefit: Periareolar (Donut) Lift with Implants for Enhanced Breasts - Petrungaro Plastic Surgery

The Double Benefit: Periareolar (Donut) Lift with Implants for Enhanced Breasts

periareolar breast lift with implants

The desire for perkier, fuller breasts is a common aesthetic goal for many women. While breast implants effectively address volume loss, they might not always address sagging or laxity of the breast tissue. The periareolar (also known as “donut”) lift with implants offers a unique solution, combining the benefits of both procedures for a comprehensive breast rejuvenation.

Understanding the Periareolar Lift

The periareolar lift itself focuses on the area around the areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple). Here’s a breakdown of this minimally invasive procedure:

  • Discreet Incision: A small, circular incision is made around the areola.
  • Reshaping the Tissue: Excess skin is removed, and the surrounding skin and tissue is tightened and repositioned to create a more youthful and lifted appearance.
  • Scar Minimization: The strategic placement of the incision around the areola allows for excellent scar camouflage, blending with the natural pigmentation of the area.

The Power of Implants

Breast implants are inserted strategically during the periareolar lift to achieve the desired level of volume and fullness. Here are some implant options to consider:

  • Silicone or Saline: Both offer different advantages in terms of feel and texture. Discuss these options with your surgeon to determine the best fit for you.
  • Implant Size and Shape: The size and shape of the implant will be carefully chosen to complement your body type and desired outcome. A natural-looking enhancement is often the goal.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Periareolar Lift with Implants?

This procedure is ideal for women with:

  • Mild to moderate sagging of the breasts, particularly around the nipple
  • Good skin elasticity
  • Desire for both a lift and increased volume
  • Realistic expectations for a more defined and enhanced breast appearance

Benefits of Combining Procedures

Here are some advantages of combining a periareolar lift with implant placement:

  • Comprehensive Rejuvenation: This approach addresses both sagging and volume loss, resulting in a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing overall breast appearance.
  • Improved Confidence: Achieving both lift and fullness can significantly boost self-esteem and body image.
  • Shorter Recovery: During this modern surgery, the breast lift and the implants are safely performed at the same time. Contrast this with the outdated technique which required 2 separate surgeries — the breast lift would be performed first, followed by the breast augmentation at a later date.

Important Considerations

While this procedure offers numerous benefits, it’s crucial to have realistic expectations. A thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is essential. Here’s what to discuss:

  • Candidacy Assessment: The surgeon will evaluate your anatomy, skin quality, and overall health to determine if this combined procedure is suitable for you.
  • Potential Risks and Complications: As with any surgery, there are potential risks involved. Discuss these openly with your surgeon to make an informed decision.
  • Long-Term Results: Breast implants may require replacement over time due to factors like scar tissue formation, implant rupture, patient aging, and weight fluctuations.

Finding the Right Surgeon is Key

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in both periareolar lifts and implant surgery is paramount. Look for surgeons who can showcase before-and-after photos of similar cases during consultations.

Embracing Your New Confidence

The periareolar (donut) lift with implants can be a transformative procedure, offering both a lifted and fuller breast appearance. By prioritizing board certification, realistic expectations, and open communication with your surgeon, you can embark on a journey towards a more confident and empowered you.

Jason Petrungaro
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