Dr. H has become well know all over the world for his breast augmentations, breast lifts, breast revisions and breast reductions. Dr. Hochstein performs well over 700 unique breast surgeries a year. Women come to Miami Florida to see Dr. H to have their surgery because they trust in his skilled hands. Breast lift operations in Miami Florida are one of the most common surgeries that Dr. Hochstein performs every week. When women have excess skin associated with either weight loss or the effects of pregnancy associated with breast feeding and involuntary atrophy with increase in skin laxity after breast feeding breast lifts are very important and maybe their only option to regain their desired shape. A breast lift (Mastopexy, Bennelli or Lollipop) operations are often combined with a breast augmentation, using saline or silicone implants under the muscle. Also due to pregnancy women often combine breast lift surgery with an abdominal surgery (Tummy Tuck) and Liposuction.
Bennelli Lift – The Bennelli lift is an areolar lift where skin is removed circumferentially around the areola. Bennelli lift involves making an incision solely along the areola. It entails the removal of a donut-shaped piece of tissue around the areola border. Sometimes a little more tissue is removed above the areola to compensate for a lifting effect when it is sutured; comparable to the crescent. This may result in flatter and rounder breasts in the end.
Bennelli-Lollipop lift is similar to the Bennelli lift; however this technique may be more effective on women who have medium ptosis. With straight incisions that run from under the areola to the breast crease, the lollipop is a good option for patients who may have too much sagging for the Bennelli and not enough for a full mastopexy. In general, scars around the areola fade faster than in other areas like the breast crease.
Mastopexy Lift – Finally, a formal mastopexy using the anchor scar or the Wise-pattern technique is an excellent lift that usually leads to a nice shape of the breasts, excellent lift and can be combined with implants placed behind the muscle. This lift scar is an anchor-like incision which can be good or bad, and depending upon color of skin, can lead to increased hyper pigmentation, wide-spreading scars, hypertrophic scars or even keloids. This should be discussed with the plastic surgeon in great detail prior to undergoing a formal mastopexy or anchor scar Wise-pattern lift.
By Dr. Leonard Hochstein