New Orleans Breast Lift Surgeon
A woman’s breasts will often change over time, often losing their youthful firmness and shape. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can dramatically improve the shape and position of breasts that are:
- have lost firmness or elasticity
- or that have an undesired shape.
During a breast lift procedure, excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is reshaped to raise, or lift, the breasts. While a breast lift will not drastically change the size of your breasts since it focuses on reshapping, it can be performed in combination with breast augmentation (breast implants) or breast reduction.
Breast Lift Options:
There are several options for lifting breast tissue. During your consultation, New Orleans cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sadeghi will help you choose the right procedure for achieving your goals. Typically, with a breast lift, the breasts are reshaped, and the tissue is tightened, making the breasts sit higher on the chest.
How Are Breast Lifts Performed?
Typically, a breast lift will be performed by making incisions around the areola – the circular pigmented skin surrounding the nipple – with some small areas of tissue removed to tighten the breast.
With a breast lift procedure, Dr. Sadeghi may make a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease. After that, he lifts and reshapes the underlying breast tissue, moves the areola and nipple to a natural height. Finally, he closes the incisions. The type of incision chosen for the particular breast lift is dependent on the breast shape and varies for each patient.
How Much Do Breast Lifts Cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a breast lift is $4,816. However, breast lift costs vary widely. To get an idea of what you can expect in terms of cost, contact us at the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sadeghi. You can also give us a call at (504) 322-7435.
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What Can a Breast Lift Improve?
Women who have saggy breasts may lack confidence in their overall appearance. Breasts that sag can make you look older than you actually are. Below are four major benefits of a breast lift:
1. Firmer and Fuller Breast Appearance
If you are experiencing sagging breasts, they can feel elongated and deflated. A breast lift provides them with support so they can maintain a firm appearance.
Deflated breasts can lack the shape you’re looking for in your breast appearance. By lifting the breast tissue, Dr. Sadeghi can restore a more supple and attractive breast shape. A breast lift can make the breasts appear as though they have been augmented when they have actually just been raised to produce a firmer and fuller look. Breast lifts can be beneficial to women who do not want to have breast augmentation.
2. Improved Nipple Projection
If your nipples point downward due to sagging breasts, a breast lift can help rejuvenate them. By reshaping the breasts, Dr. Sadeghi can give the nipples a more natural-looking forward projection.
3. Youthful Breast Appearance
Breast sagging is incredibly common after pregnancy, weight loss, and simply the passage of time. Countless women have experienced it, and most people long for the youthful, perky appearance they once enjoyed. A breast lift is an extremely effective procedure for restoring your desired look and feel.
4. Reduced Under Breast Irritation
Saggy breasts can cause skin irritation because of the excess skin. During your breast lift, Dr. Sadeghi can also perform a minor breast reduction to reduce the amount of excess skin and decrease painful chafing.
Would a Breast Lift Be Right For Me?
A breast lift can be a life-changing procedure for those who wish to restore their body’s youthful contour and shape. It can help your clothes fit and look better, and give you confidence in your appearance that you never thought imaginable.
You may want to consider a breast lift if:
- Your breasts sag, or if one sags lower than the other
- Your breasts have lost volume and shape
- Your breasts have gotten longer and flatter
- Your areolae are out of proportion to your breasts
- Your nipples point downward
- Your nipples fall below your breast creases
What Is the Timeline for Recovery After a Breast Lift?
When recovering from a breast lift procedure, bandages or dressings will be applied to the incisions after the procedure is finished. You’ll need to wear a support bra or elastic bandage to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal. Typically, patients find this quite helpful for reducing pain and assisting the healing process.
A small, thin tube may be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect. Dr. Sadeghi will provide instructions, including:
- How to care for your breasts after the procedure
- Medications to take to aid healing and reduce the chance of infection
- Concerns to watch for in your general health
- When to follow up with him
It’s critical that you closely follow your post-surgery instructions when recovering from your breast lift procedure. While the results will be apparent immediately, swelling will take about a week to go away, and incisions will fade over time. Potentially ad sentence about Gels being provided for faster healing
Most patients are concerned with the time it will take to return to work after a breast lift. The recovery time is relatively short, compared to more invasive procedures, and most patients will be able to return to work anywhere from 2 days to 14 days after the procedure.
Will There Be Scarring After My Breast Lift?
Because breast lifts involve incisions in the skin, there is a risk for scarring, which is your skin’s way of building new tissues and healing a wound. That said, there are methods to minimize scarring.
Working with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Sadeghi will reduce your risk of complications that may cause scarring. Dr. Sadeghi can also instruct you on how to protect and treat your skin after surgery.
When it comes to scarring, not all breast lifts are the same. Dr. Sadeghi can recommend a specific lift depending on what you need addressed, including sagging, shape, and size In general, the less you are trying to correct, the fewer incisions and scars you will have.
Why Choose Dr. Sadeghi for My Breast Lift?
Dr. Sadeghi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive breast surgery in New Orleans. In addition to his world-class surgical training, Dr. Sadeghi has performed thousands of surgeries, including breast lifts, during his career. As Founder and Medical Director of the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sadeghi is committed to the complete care of his patients in Metairie and across New Orleans.
Breast lift patients receive compassionate, one-on-one care in a welcoming environment. The Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques to achieve beautiful results with breast lifts and other breast procedures. For almost 20 years, Dr. Sadeghi, New Orleans premier plastic surgeon, has provided the highest quality cosmetic procedures to his patients and has earned a reputation as a leader in the field of reconstructive breast surgery, both in Louisiana and nationally.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lifts
If you’re considering getting a breast lift in New Orleans, trust the doctor that so many other patients have turned to for superior results and unrivaled patient service: Dr. Ali Sadeghi.
Dr. Sadeghi and his team are always available to answer your questions, so send a message or call us at (504) 370-0521 to schedule a consultation and read a few of our frequently asked questions below:
Is there much pain associated with a breast lift?
Pain after a breast lift surgery is usually mild. Many patients experience some discomfort and soreness, which can be alleviated by pain medications. Severe pain is very rare. However, if you do experience a lot of pain, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Sadeghi’s staff.
Removing your support bandages and bra after surgery can lead to more pronounced pain. You may also interfere with the results by not wearing a bra soon after your breast lift. It is highly recommended that you wear a bra for most of the day and evening.
Will I be able to breastfeed after a breast lift?
Most patients are still able to breastfeed after a breast lift because the nipple is not removed. Because the ducts are left intact, the breast maintains its function.
Does a breast lift include areola reduction?
You can certainly choose to reduce the size of your areola during your breast lift procedure. Many breast lift patients require an areola reduction so that the breasts have the appearance they desire. Dr. Sadeghi can examine you and give you an idea of what sort of aesthetic results you can expect after your breast lift surgery with regard to areola reduction.
What Are Some Complementary Procedures You Offer?
The breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation or fat transfer. This is because, while a breast lift deals with breast position, it can’t provide additional volume. For women who have very large breasts, a lift can be combined with breast reduction for smaller, natural-looking breasts. Fat grafting is a natural option in breast augmentation without the need for synthetic implants. The results produce a better fullness and increase cleavage to the lifted breasts.
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