What is a Benelli or Donut Lift?

A donut lift is a scar only around the areola.  It works for reduction of the size of the areola, slight vertical repositioning of the areola, and reducing a slightly lax breast that is not also very droopy.  It is very limited in what it can do.  By its nature this procedure reduces an overly projecting or pointy breast.  In fact, we often use this technique in “tuberous” or other types of overly projecting breasts in an effort to flatten them out a bit.  But it will also flatten the front of breasts that do not need flattening, which can be an unattractive appearance. Many patients ask for this lift because they want shorter scars, but it is important to understand that this technique is limited in what it can accomplish in larger or heavier breasts.