A breast lift procedure lifts and enhances the contour of the breasts and helps women achieve a perky appearance. It is an excellent choice for those who experience breast sagging due to weight loss, aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or other factors. However, a common concern for those interested in breast lift is the possibility of scarring. Today, there are minimally invasive breast lift techniques that provide the desired result with little scarring.
When you contact Dr. Donald Hause, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, he will perform a thorough evaluation during your breast lift consultation, taking into account your unique anatomy, medical history, skin quality, and other factors that may impact surgical scarring. Dr. Hause is skilled at using breast lift techniques that result in minimal scarring. Continue reading to learn about how the Lejour and Benelli breast lift techniques can help you achieve the results you want.
Lejour Breast Lift Technique
The Lejour breast lift, also called the “lollipop” technique, results in minimal scarring due to the careful placement of its incisions. Unlike the traditional anchor-shaped incision, the surgeon does not make an incision along the breast crease. Instead, your surgeon will make a circular incision around the areola and a second incision — connected to the first incision — vertically down the center of the breast, resulting in a “lollipop” shape.
The Lejour technique elevates the nipple and produces a beautiful breast contour. This technique appeals to those who have moderately sized breasts and seek a youthful and firm result.
Benelli Breast Lift Technique
Another popular breast lift technique is the Benelli, nicknamed the “donut” technique. This technique helps to reshape and lift the breast tissue through two small incisions that are placed around the perimeter of the areola. The first incision is made circumferentially around the edge of the areola, and a second, wider incision is placed around the first one. The skin between the two incisions is removed.
The Benelli technique is similar to the Lejour in that it contains a similar incision and results in minimal scarring. However, the Benelli does not require a vertical incision down the breast’s center and thus leads to even less scarring. Like the Lejour, this technique can also help treat breast sagging (breast ptosis) and provide patients with the lift and youthful contour they desire.
The Benelli appeals to patients who are looking to improve the shape and contour of smaller breasts with minimal scarring.
Both the Lejour and Benelli breast lift techniques are safe and effective means of achieving more youthful, shapely breasts. To request a consultation with Dr. Hause to learn more about which minimally invasive breast lift technique is right for you, please call (916) 646-6869 or email Dr. Hause today.