The Benelli breast lift is indicated for mild cases of breast sag and therefore has limited application. The procedure is often referred to as a periareolar mastopexy or a donut mastopexy.
In cases of mild breast sag, the excess skin and sag can be treated with a Benelli mastopexy. This procedure removes and tightens the excess skin around the areola. This leaves a scar at the junction between the areola and surrounding tissue. This procedure can be done in combination with breast augmentation when patients want larger breasts as well.
The success of the Benelli lift is dependent upon appropriate patient selection. When sag is minimal, the procedure is less invasive and wounds heal nicely with minimal scarring. Unfortunately, the procedure is often utilized when moderate amounts of breast sag are present. This results in tension on the wound closure which can cause spread of scars and flattening of the areola complex.
Under the right circumstances, the Benelli lift is associated with excellent results, but this is dependent upon appropriate patient selection. It’s important to thoroughly discuss this procedure with a board certified plastic surgeon before proceeding.