Breast Lift in Lafayette, LA
It is common for breasts to sag as a result of age, pregnancy, nursing, and weight loss. At Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette, LA our premier plastic surgeons perform breast lifts on patients who want to their breasts repositioned to a more upright and more natural position.
What is a Breast Lift?
The goal of breast lift surgery is to lift and reposition the breasts for a more pleasing appearance. However, your breast lift surgery will not change the shape or size of your breasts like breast augmentation and breast reduction.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
- Correction of sagging breasts
- Restoration of youthful appearance
- Increased clothing, bra, and bathing suit options
- Improved confidence and body image
Breast Lift Procedure
A breast lift is achieved by removing excess skin, fat, and breast tissue and “pulling” the breast up higher on your chest. The method varies by patient based on anatomy and cosmetic goals.
Preparing for a Breast Lift
To be considered for a breast lift, you should have adequate breast tissue, which is difficult to determine without the skill and expertise of our plastic surgeons. During your consultation appointment, your plastic surgeon examines your breasts and provides you with a realistic outcome of your breast lift. You can see how you may appear after a breast lift by lifting your arms over your head. While this technique is not perfect, you will get a general idea about the benefits of your breast lift.
Breast Lift Recovery
Healing after a breast lift varies considerably from patient to patient. The majority of patients will manage post-operative discomfort with over-the-counter or prescription medication as advised by their physician. Most patients spend anywhere from one to two weeks recuperating at home and can resume all normal activities, including exercise, three weeks after the procedure. You may have some visible scars after your breast lift, but our plastic surgeons choose incision sites where the scars are hidden by your bra or natural anatomy.
What Does a Breast Lift Cost?
We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. To learn more, call our office today.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
Ideal breast lift candidates may notice the following signs:
- Your breasts have lost shape and volume
- When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
- Your nipples and areolas point downward
- You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
- One breast is lower than the other
What to Expect During your Consultation
We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:
- Your medical history
- Discussion of your concerns and goals
- Explanation of procedure and expected results
- Customized treatment plan(s)
- Applicable fees and financing information
Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.