Surgery Process Guide to Circumareolar Mastopexy - (The ‘Donut’ Lift)
The Circumareolar reduction is “good when only one breast needs to be reduced to match the other breast.” – BAPRAS
The donut lift is an incision technique used in mastopexy in which the surgeon makes an incision around the edges of the areola only.
Your surgeon will give you a general anaesthetic so you do not feel any discomfort during the operation.
Once you are asleep, the surgeon will make an incision around the areola only.
After this incision has been made, the surgeon will cut out the surplus skin from the area, allowing a mild lift.
The nipples are then reattached.
Asymmetrical nipples post-surgery.
Nipple loss – the changes in blood supply may cause the nipple tissue to die.
As this procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic, there are multiple associated risks. However, these are very rare (typically, these risks will occur one case in every 10,000).
- Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)
- Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic
- In extremely rare cases, death (approx. 1 death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given).
Risks are more likely to occur if:
- You are undergoing emergency surgery
- You have other illnesses
- You are a smoker
- You are overweight
Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation.
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