Mommy Makeover with Breast Lift Surgery

A mommy makeover is liposuction of the abdomen with tummy tuck, combined with breast enhancement surgery. The breast enhancement surgery may be:

  • Breast enhancement surgery with fat transfer or fat sculpting of the breast. Typically, the fat harvested from the liposuction of the abdomen can be used to augment the breasts.
  • Breast augmentation surgery with saline or silicone implants.
  • Breast lift surgery.
  • Combination of these procedures.

In the first case below with a mommy makeover was performed with a Benelli breast lift. Sometimes breast augmentation with implants or fat transfer will not be enough to lift excessively droopy breasts. In these cas-es, a breast lift procedure is needed. Breast lift surgery may be performed with or without simultaneous fat breast enlargement, fat sculpting or breast implants. In case 1 below, the breast lift procedure was performed without a breast implant. In case 2 below, the breast lift procedure was performed with a silicone breast im-plant.

Case 1: No breast implants were used because this patient did not want any breast implants. Here the tummy tuck and liposuction is combined with a Benelli breast lift only. With breast lift surgery, the final breast size is reduced by ½-1 cup size. Here the breast size was reduced from a DD to D cup. In this Benelli breast lift, it was necessary to make a vertical incision down the midline of both breasts to remove the excess skin.

Case 2: If a Benelli breast lift is combined with an implant or breast fat transfer, the final cup size can remain the same or larger because the breast im-plant compensates for the volume loss of the Ben-elli breast lift. By using an implant with a Benelli lift, it is often possible to avoid the vertical breast incision-as in case 2 shown here. Notice that in a Benelli breast lift, there is always a circular cookie-cutter incision around the areola (nipple). However when this circular incision is placed within the-colored portion of the areola, as opposed to the out-er border of the areola, it is easy to camouflage.

Benelli-areola-closeupNotice that in a Benelli breast lift, there is always a circular cookie-cutter incision around the areola (nipple). This can be seen on the inset below. When the incision is made within the colored portion of the areola (as opposed to the periphery of the areola) it can be hidden very well.