What Concerns Can Breast Lift Surgery Treat?
Have your breasts lost their bounciness and lift? If you are experiencing sagging breasts, then a breast lift surgery might be an ideal choice. A breast lift surgery treats droopy breasts and restores them to a more youthful perkiness.
If you are interested in learning more about a breast lift (also referred to as a mastopexy), then we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heath Charvet at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans. He will sit down with you to discuss what breast lift surgery will treat and what you can expect from the procedure. Dr. Charvet will also answer your questions concerning the procedure so you can determine if it is the right choice for your particular needs.
Is a breast lift right for me?
Many life events can impact your breasts and cause sagging. Aging, weight loss, and breastfeeding can all impact your breasts and lead to a droopy appearance.
Breast lift surgery is not always for aesthetics. Large, drooping breasts can impact daily activities such as exercise or bending over. The excess skin can lead to uncomfortable chafing or rashes. Following a breast lift, you can enjoy greater physical freedom.
What to expect from a breast lift:
- Eases drooping and sagging
- Creates greater form and reduces limpness
- Provides a tighter appearance
- Improves the appearance and shape of the nipple (often reducing the size)
- Fixes breast imbalance
- Eases inflammation under the breasts
Breast lift procedure
Mastopexy by Dr. Charvet in NOLA usually takes around two hours to perform. The surgery is carried out using general anesthesia. Dr. Charvet will make an incision (either an inverted-T or a straight vertical incision). He will then start to remove excess tissue and fat. The skin is then lifted and tightened so that the breasts will sit higher. Your breasts can appear younger-looking and perkier.
Dr. Charvet may also change the size and shape of the areola, so it matches the placement of your lifted breasts. Prior to undergoing the breast lift, he will outline a surgical plan and discuss whether he will be altering the appearance of the areolas.
On occasion, you might want to combine breast implants with breast lift surgery for even greater, fuller results. If you decide that breast implants are the right choice for your needs, then the implants are inserted at the time of surgery.
What to expect after breast lift surgery
Following breast lift surgery, a tiny tube is inserted into the chest to help drain off excess fluid from the surgery site. You’ll need to wear a medical compression bra to help reduce swelling. Usually, it takes several days before the swelling starts to ease.
In a few weeks, you will start to notice the results of your breast lift surgery. As the area heals, the improved position of your breasts will become more noticeable.
Schedule a breast lift consultation in New Orleans today
We invite you to schedule a breast lift consultation with Dr. Heath Charvet at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans. He will perform a physical exam and develop a customized treatment plan to help meet your goals and ensure that the breast lift is a success. Contact us to learn more.