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The Sunset Difference: Benelli Breast Lift

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*Patient results may vary.

Women whose breasts have developed looseness, mild to moderate sagging, or a deflated appearance after weight loss or pregnancy may want to consider Benelli breast lifts. This technique does not raise the breasts in the traditional sense, but it does give them a fuller and perkier appearance. Implants are used to “re-inflate” the breasts, and the Benelli method cinches up the loose skin to lift the nipples to a higher position.

Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak are very experienced in this technique. A well-experienced and highly skilled surgeon is often able to blend the incision nicely around the borders of the areolas so that, once healed, the marks are difficult to detect. Benelli lifts are often done in conjunction with breast implants to add fullness while also correcting the sagging.

A Benelli lift is also a good choice for those with enlarged, widened, or uneven areolas. Instead of an anchor-shaped scar below each breast, as with a traditional breast lift, the incision on a Benelli lift is made only around the areolas. Sometimes, this lift is also called a “donut” lift, because excess skin is removed in a doughnut shape all the way around the areolas.

Learn more about the Benelli method for lifting breasts in Los Angeles at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery. Call 310-858-9100 or .


Advantages to the Benelli Lift

  • There is less noticeable scarring vs. a traditional anchor-scar or lollipop lift.
  • Since the incisions are smaller than those required during a traditional lift, Benelli lifts usually heal faster and require less recovery time.

Disadvantages to the Benelli Lift

  • More difficult than a traditional lift, this procedure requires a high level of skill and an experienced surgeon, so it is recommended that it only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with plenty of specific experience in this procedure (both Dr. Svelak and Dr. Yamini are double board-certified plastic surgeons).
  • This lift cannot be used for extremely saggy breasts. If there is too much extra skin, a traditional incision will usually be recommended.

Typical Recovery Time After a Benelli Lift

After a lift surgery, it is usually possible to return to work within a week or so, depending on your job. In many cases, our Los Angeles-area patients resume most of their normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after several weeks.

Other Breast Surgery Options

Dr. Steve Svehlak and Dr. Dan Yamini work closely with each patient, starting with a consultation, to ensure she is getting the ideal procedure based on her aesthetic goals. In some cases, a patient may be an ideal candidate for the Benelli lift, or a more traditional lift may be called for. Similarly, the ultimate desired look may be best achieved with a breast reduction, or surgery to correct breast asymmetry. Some procedures can be performed as a standalone cosmetic solution, while others can be combined for an overall rejuvenating effect.

Call Sunset Cosmetic Surgery at 310-858-9100 to learn more about Benelli lifts in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area, or today.

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.