The Benelli Lift, also known as donut mastopexy or concentric lift, is a less aggressive breast lift procedure suitable for smaller and medium sized breasts. Unlike more aggressive procedures such as the traditional breast lift, the Benelli Lift has a shorter and easier recovery time. Patients can return to their normal activities in less than a week after the procedure.
Recovery after Benelli Lift
The Benelli Lift is an outpatient procedure. The plastic surgeon will schedule one appointment to remove the bandages and to follow up and make sure there are no complications.
After the Benlli Lift procedure, you will experience pain that should be managed with some mild pain killers. The pain can persist for up to 1 week.
The surgery will be performed around the areola and there will be a bit of discomfort, swelling and redness of the incision site for up to 1 week after the surgery.
The nipples and the breasts may feel numb, but the numbness should go away in a week. The numbness may persist or may even be permanent in some cases.
Pay attention to infection signs such as fever, pus in the surgery area or pain when touching the area and notify your surgeon if you see any abnormalities. To prevent infections, the plastic surgeon will prescribe antibiotics for 3 to 5 days after the surgery.
Benelli Lift Recovery Time
The recovery time needed after the Benelli Lift procedure is typically less than a week. However, strenuous physical activities should be avoided for at least 1 month after the procedure, to avoid skin damage and the tearing of the stitches.