Breast Lift Surgery in New Orleans, LA

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What is a Breast Lift?

To create a more youthful appearance, breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that raises the breasts by reducing loose skin and tightening healthy tissue. This body reshaping surgery helps women who experience volume loss or sagging breasts because of pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Michelle Eagan performs breast lift surgery to help women feel and look more confident. By utilizing the latest techniques, Dr. Eagan can choose the best methods according to skin laxity and your cosmetic goals.

Is A Breast Lift For You?

At first, you may think breast implant surgery is best for addressing your needs; however, after a physical exam, Dr. Eagan may determine that a breast lift works best for you. A breast lift can help patients who experience saggy breasts and excess skin. Generally, breasts that point downward require skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce sagginess and help lift the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts sag, a surgical lift can dramatically improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, Dr. Eagan recommends being in good health and at a healthy weight.

Surgical Technique

At the beginning of your surgery, Dr. Eagan will administer general anesthesia to help keep you comfortable. Generally, a breast lift takes about 2 – 4 hours to complete, but it depends on the severity of your skin laxity. The type of surgical technique falls under two categories, including the anchor (inverted-T) or straight line (vertical) incisions. These two methods are the most commonly used. Once the incision is made, we remove any excess skin, fat, or tissue. The remaining skin is tightened and the breasts are lifted so they appear healthy. Often, the size and shape of the areola are reshaped and resized to appear more proportionate. At this time in the surgery and if previously discussed, we may place your implants. However, we can always perform breast augmentation at a later date.

What To Expect

Recovery for a mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation. After surgery, Dr. Eagan will have you wear a medical compression bra to reduce swelling. A thin tube is also inserted near the incision site to help with drainage, which is very common after this type of surgery. Within a few days, your post-surgical swelling will go away. Dr. Eagan or a member of her team will provide detailed instructions to help with healing. After several months of healing, your breasts will begin to take their new placement on the chest wall. The breasts will look natural, and you will feel younger.

How Much Does A Breast Lift Cost?

During your initial appointment, Dr. Eagan will listen to your needs and cosmetic goals before developing your personal treatment plan. After creating a plan, she can better estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift will significantly improve your physical appearance so we highly recommend finding an experienced surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Eagan. To help make cosmetic surgery affordable, New Orleans Plastic Surgery will help you find low-interest financing.

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Recovery Time  
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Average Procedure Time  
2-4 Hours
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Healthier-Looking Breasts

Mastopexy has altered the lives of many New Orleans, LA women. If you experience saggy breasts that interfere with everyday activities, a breast lift can help address these issues. During your private consultation, Dr. Eagan will complete a thorough examination and discuss your cosmetic goals. If so, she can develop a tailored treatment plan that transforms the appearance of your breasts. We invite you to contact New Orleans Plastic Surgery and schedule your first visit.

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