Donut Breast Lift

Breast lift (mastopexy) surgeries create scars.  Any operation where skin is removed will create lengthy, permanent scars.  This is the main drawback of a breast lift.  These scars usually extend circularly around the areola, vertically down, and horizontally underneath the breast.

So when doctors began performing breast lifts with scars that extend solely around the areola, patients flocked to have this short-scar, or donut breast lift performed.  I mean, who doesn’t want to get rid of the vertical and underneath scars?

The problem with a donut breast lift is that the scars and areola tend to widen with time.  Although the areola may look nice initially, I’ve seen hundreds of cases where this surgery has caused the scars to look like a “starburst” pattern and the areola change from circular in shape to oblong or oval.  It happens to the vast majority of patients.

The only time when the donut breast lift seems to work is when the lift that is needed is very minimal.  The droopier the breast, the wider the scars and the more odd-shaped the areola becomes.

And don’t believe the surgeon if they tell you they use a special suture to prevent this from happening.  I’ve tried that, too, and it really doesn’t work.

For these reasons, the donut breast lift is on my Holistic Beauty Blacklist.

Note: This is based solely on the opinions of Dr. Youn, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all doctors or the standard of care in your area. Before you undergo any invasive cosmetic treatment, make sure you consult with a real board-certified plastic surgeon.

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