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.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Factors like age and pregnancy cause the breasts to look deflated, even if you maintain a healthy weight. Many women feel self-conscious about their appearance or avoid form-fitting clothing because of the shape and position of their breasts. Breast lift surgery at New Orleans Plastic Surgery provides the following benefits:

  • Reduced breast sagginess
  • Improved breast shape and size
  • Nipples point up and outward instead of downward
  • More proportionate breasts
  • Renewed confidence in your appearance
  • The ability to wear all types of clothing comfortably and confidently

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.

Breast Lift FAQ

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your unique goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the form and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Eagan will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then make a decision whether you would benefit from a lift, implants, or an augmentation with a lift.

Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be moved up during the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, Dr. Eagan can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This may be discussed during your consultation so She can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use in your breast lift.

How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results can last for several years. Your breasts will still age normally, so you could begin to see sagging and loose skin in time. Factors such as significant weight gain or loss can change your results, therefore it is best to stay at a steady weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift may also affect your results, which is why Dr. Eagan suggests patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.

Can a breast lift correct asymmetrical breasts?
Yes, a breast lift can effectively correct asymmetrical breasts. Dr. Eagan specializes in customizing the procedure to achieve more balanced and symmetrical breast contours. By adjusting breast tissue and skin, the procedure aims to align the size and position of the breasts.

Will I have scars after my breast lift?
Scarring is a natural outcome of any surgical procedure, including breast lifts. Dr. Eagan uses advanced techniques to minimize scarring. The extent of scarring depends on the specific method used, but these generally fade over time and can be further reduced with proper post-operative care.

How will a breast lift affect my cup size?
A breast lift primarily aims to improve the breast's shape and position rather than significantly altering its size. You may notice a slight change in cup size due to the repositioning of breast tissue, but this is generally minimal. The main focus is on enhancing the breast's overall appearance and firmness.

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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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