Are you unsatisfied with the shape or lift of your breasts? If so, you aren’t alone–thousands of women express a desire to rejuvenate their breasts, but finding a treatment option that is both minimally invasive and maximally effective can be challenging. At Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, TX, we offer the donut lift, a transformative procedure with the option of a breast implant with a lift that can restore shape and form for your breasts.
What Is a Donut Lift?
A donut lift is a minimally invasive procedure that helps lift the breasts, tighten the tissue, and enhance the shape with strategically sized implants. This procedure can correct mild to moderate sagging in small or medium breast sizes. In addition, the optional breast implant with lift is typically 650/590 cc and is perfect for patients who wish to augment the shape and perkiness of their breasts.
This procedure comes with many benefits, including versatile implant options, a minimally invasive surgical process, nearly invisible incision sites, limited downtime, and fantastic results. It is one of the best ways to make subtle yet noticeable enhancements to your natural breast size and shape and is considered the most reliable way to correct sagging caused by aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
How Does It Work?
If you’re seeking an easy way to restore the youthful, vibrant appearance of your breasts, you may be wondering what a typical treatment process involves. Here is a basic overview of what you can look forward to when you choose to pursue treatment at our professional practice.
Before you schedule your procedure, you’ll sit down with our skilled doctor to discuss your goals for treatment. This brief appointment allows us to examine your breasts, review your medical history, and determine your candidacy for a donut lift augmentation. Based on this evaluation, we will recommend a professional plan for rejuvenating your breasts and recommend a possible breast implant with lift to further enhance your ideal image.
Before your procedure begins, our doctor will be available to answer any questions you may have. You should bring a friend or family member to your appointment to drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours. To begin, we will administer anesthetic and create the first incision around the areola. If your procedure includes breast implants, they will be placed behind the areolas to provide a fresh shape that blends with your natural breast.
Next, we will create a second incision around the first and remove excess breast tissue and skin before closing the two incision sites together. In some cases, this includes moving the areola into a higher position to correct sagging. Once the incision sites are closed, your breast tissue will be much firmer and exhibit a noticeable lift. In addition, your breast implants will help augment the size and shape of your breasts for an overall transformation.
After your procedure, we will monitor your initial recovery progress before sending you home to continue healing. In general, most patients need just 1 week of downtime before they can return to work and most normal activities. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 1 month as your body continues to recover. We will provide you with personalized instructions for a successful recovery, which should be followed carefully to ensure optimal results.
If you chose to pursue a breast implant with lift, your results should appear and feel completely natural. Your implants will blend effortlessly into your breast tissue, resulting in a seamless texture. In addition, thanks to minimal scarring, no one should be able to tell that you had breast augmentation unless you choose to tell them.
Over the first year after your procedure, the incision sites should be significantly faded and may continue to diminish over time. While results vary for each patient, you can expect to enjoy your results for the next 10-20 years.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
If you’re a woman over 18 who wishes to achieve natural-looking breast augmentation with a minimally invasive procedure, you could be a good candidate for this procedure. In general, you should be in generally good health and experience mild to moderate breast sagging in order to pursue this procedure. Good candidates should not be regular smokers as this habit could interact negatively with breast augmentation surgery.
You are likely an excellent candidate for this procedure if you experience skin laxity and sagging in your breast tissue or nipples. In addition, you could be a good candidate if you wish to achieve a more lifted appearance in the breasts with implants. Patients with severe sagging or skin laxity may not be ideal candidates for this particular procedure. However, our doctor can recommend an alternative that can help you achieve your ideal image.
Generally, we recommend this procedure for women who are finished having children and breastfeeding. While it is possible to become pregnant after this procedure, the pregnancy and breastfeeding processes may impact the appearance of your final results. If you have any questions about your candidacy for this augmentation option, our doctor can help you evaluate your unique concerns during your initial consultation.
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