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Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Breast Lift Surgery

Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that lifts and tightens the breasts by trimming away loose skin and surgically tightening the healthy tissue to result in a more youthful and healthier look. This cosmetic breast surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to aging and gravity, as well as weight loss or pregnancy. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this aesthetic surgery so effective and successful that new statistics by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal nearly a 70% increase in demand since 2000.  By using the latest methods, Dr. Jules Walters can choose the appropriate technique based upon the degree of sagging present, keeping in mind the desired result.

Ideal Candidates

There are women who come to Dr. Jules Walters desiring to have implants only, but after a private assessment, they may discover that a cosmetic breast lift surgery could provide a better outcome. The reason is due to the amount of sagging that is shown. Patients whose breasts have lost a significant amount of laxity typically need a skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and bring the breasts to a perkier position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the crease line, a mastopexy (breast lift) can dramatically help their appearance. Candidates contemplating a breast lift ideally will be in good health and at a good weight. Even though additional volume with implants may be desired, in so many cases a surgical lift combined in many cases with fat grafting is all that is needed to add the shape and size that is hoped for.

Surgical Technique

A breast lift takes usually two hours or more and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The timing for this treatment is dependent upon the nature of breast size and sagging. The surgical technique used for a breast lift typically falls into two categories — the technique is defined by the size, location, and nature of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most used methods. The incision is first completed, and any loose, unhealthy skin is excised along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin is then tightened and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they appear healthy and younger. In most situations, the size of the areola is reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or fat transfer can be utilized if this was discussed with Dr. Walters ahead of surgery. If the lift is the only procedure being performed, an augmentation surgery with implants can be implemented at a different date in some patients for a more predictable outcome.

What To Expect

Recovery for any type of breast lift is more extensive than a surgery with implants only. After the procedure, you will wear a post operative bra for comfort. A thin tube may be inserted near the location of the incision to help with excess fluid leakage that can often occur after a mastopexy. After surgery, the swelling usually goes away within about a week. Dr. Walters or a member of his team will provide in-depth, home treatment care instructions to help with your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery are noticeable after a few weeks as the breasts take their higher placement on your bustline. Your breasts will feel and appear natural, and you will feel perkier and healthy overall.

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Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of many New Orleans, LA individuals. If you are faced with hanging, sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or stop you from sporting the clothing styles you desire, a mastopexy at Walters Plastic Surgery may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial visit, a thorough breast assessment will be performed by Dr. Walters and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will determine a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact our practice and speak to a patient coordinator to schedule a consultation.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.