Breast Lift Baton Rouge
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift or mastopexy, involves raising the breasts by removing excess skin and minor fatty tissue to reshape and restore a more youthful, uplifted appearance. This procedure also repositions the areolar on the chest wall to create and contour a new breast symmetry. Over time, the effects of normal aging, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight fluctuations and genetics all contribute to breast sagging and loss of fullness. Breast lift surgery is an ideal option for women seeking to reverse these effects and renew the appearance of their breasts. If a more enhanced appearance is desired, this procedure can be combined with breast implants.
During your initial consultation for a breast lift, you will meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the mastopexy procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome. After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work, a mammogram, and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.
Your breast lift will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. Operative time in most cases is approximately 1-2 hours. Most breast lift procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.
Your nurse will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit and will review them again prior to your discharge home. Recovery time for breast lift surgery is about two weeks, and most patients take pain medication for a few days. Patients can typically return to work within 1-2 weeks, but heavy lifting, pushing or pulling should be avoided for the first four weeks following your surgery.