This is a 37 year old mother of one, 5’7″ and 170 pounds who had a previous augmentation / breast lift and was not satisfied with her results (it was performed elsewhere). She complained of loose skin and large areola diameters. She had saline implants 350cc in volume beneath the muscle. The procedure was performed with an incision only around the areola on both sides (sometimes referred to as a “Benelli lift”). The resulting scars are only around the areolas (which sounds attractive to patients).
We discussed options at length. Certainly you can argue that her breasts are fine (albeit imperfect according to her). In this case I recommended that she consider a breast revision of her previous work (secondary breast work—it’s already been worked on). I suggested she change out her existing saline implants for the silicone variety and adjust the skin of the breast with a vertical lift and the removal of a modest amount of tissue along the bottom of the breast that “hangs” a bit. The resulting scar would be lollipop shaped and the areolas can be made smaller.
She is seen here about five years after her procedure. Our goals have been met (sort of). Her breasts are tighter (you can’t necessarily appreciate this in a photo), her areolas are certainly smaller, and her breasts look perkier to some degree. The “trade off” is the new vertical scar which, in her case is very good but slightly hyperpigmented (darker) because she has dark colored skin and this is not uncommon. She absolutely gloats about the difference between her former saline implants and her new silicone variety—”my breasts feel more natural, I don’t even know that I have implants”. “Many of my friends have asked to feel my breasts and they are shocked that they have been enhanced and they can’t tell that by feeling them”.
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