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Breast Lift Surgery – Baton Rouge, LA


Breast lift surgery, also known as Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is carried out to reshape sagging breasts and improve their position and form. It is also used to reposition the nipples to the desires positioning. Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, is a specialist in cosmetic breast surgery and breast lift procedures in order to give women a more youthful and attractive shape.

While the process removes most of the stretch marks, some may still remain, this is why a breast lift surgery is usually combined with an augmentation procedure so that the full shape of the breast can be restored. Whether or not the procedure will interfere with those who are breast feeding mainly depends on the technique being used.  

In order to improve the appearance of sagging breasts and reposition nipples, Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Taylor Theunissen performs Breasts Lifts to help women achieve natural, fuller looking breasts. 

Ideal Candidates for a Breast Lift Procedure are women who:

  • Wish to lift sagging, drooping, or flat breasts
  • Want fuller, more shapely breasts
  • Wish to increase the size, volume and stature of breasts
  • Wish to reposition or reshape nipples.

The breast lift procedure is a great option for women whose breasts are sagging, drooping, or have lost their former elasticity due to:

  • Aging
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Genetics or
  • Weight loss

More Volumous and Youthful look with a Breast Lift

Can be performed in conjunction with other Procedures

Comfortable, Friendly Staff, Performed In-Office



Before the procedure takes place you will be taken through the options and what to expect after the breast lift surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Theunissen will ask you about your medical history and other details regarding your health. This information is important before any surgery. He will also discuss with you about the scarring that may occur as a result of the breast lift procedure, and explain to you what you should expect after the surgery.

It is normal for some scarring to occur after the breast lift procedure around the area of the areolae of the nipples and also down, and along the crease of the breast. However, the scaring will naturally fade with time. Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Taylor Theunissen will provide you with all the information you need and will assure you of the extent of the scarring that can occur and the time it would take to fade away. He may also suggest a technique that causes minimum scarring after a thorough physical exam has been completed.

Dr. Taylor Theunissen, Baton Rouge Breast Lift Plastic Surgeon


Technically called “Breast Ptosis Correction,” a breast lift surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia and usually takes about two hours. The patient is then advised to spend the night in hospital to ensure a full recovery.

During the procedure, Dr. Theunissen will cut and remove excess tissues, over-stretched ligaments and excess skin from the skin-envelope, and will rearrange the nipple-areola higher upon the breast hemisphere. If an implant is to be placed, the incision is tailor-tacked and the patient is seated upright, while assessing the results. If satisfactory, the patient is returned to the supine position and the incision is closed.



The recovery of a patient that’s gone through a breast lift procedure varies, but patients are normally encouraged to move around after 48 hours of the surgery, while activities that can put strain on the patient, such as lifting heavy objects are prohibited. Also, any form of exercise should not be carried out for at least 6 to 8 weeks after the breast lift surgery. While there will be some scarring, with extra care they should heal quickly and will soon fade, leaving little trace of the incisions. Some pain may also occur immediately after the procedure is carried out. It can be easily relieved with a mild pain killer administered in tablet or injection form. Aspirin should be avoided at all costs as it can cause bleeding.

While taking a shower is possible, it is important to keep the tapes dry. Also, feeling tired or exhausted immediately after the surgery is normal. These feelings should fade after a short while. It could take up to 18 months for the scarring to nearly completely fade away, but the use of tobacco can delay the healing process.



A Breast lift costs around $5,000 to $9,000, depending on the patient’s health and the extensiveness of the procedure. Also, adding implants may increase the price of the procedure. Insurance does not typically cover the cost of breast lift procedures as it is usually considered a cosmetic procedure. Dr. Theunissen performs Breast Lift surgery in his state-of-the-art, in-office O.R. with the support of experienced nurses and a full-time Anesthesiologist to keep his patients in optimal care.

•   Average Cost: $5,000 – $9,000

•   Average Recovery Time: 2-4 weeks

•   Average Procedure Time: 3-4 Hours

•   Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient

•   Where: In-Office Operating Room

•   Insurance: Insurance does not pay for Breast Lift



  • Vertical Mastopexy Breast Lift
  • Full Mastopexy Breast Lift
  • Crescent Breast Lift
  • Benelli Breast Lift


Whether or not a person wants to go with a breast lift procedure or a breast augmentation usually depends on their aesthetic goals and the current form of their breasts. While a breast lift can help in correcting a drooping breast, if the patient wishes to increase the volume of their breast, a breast augmentation can be carried out, but only after the consultation and assessment of your surgeon.


The repositioning of the nipples is a common practice during a breast lift procedure. It is done to make the breast’s nipple look more proportionate to the new shape of the breasts. The goal will be for the nipple and the areola, the colored skin around the nipple, to be within a normal position and size.


Scarring will be inevitable whenever a surgical procedure requires incisions. This is where Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen, can help minimize the scarring by making precise incisions during the breast lift surgery. Dr. Theunissen will also provide a post surgery scar care program to patients who want their scars to heal quicker.

Dr. Taylor Theunissen and his staff of experienced and licensed professionals will be you every step of the way during the entire breast lift procedure. To make sure that you are taken care of in the best possible way, the cosmetic surgery is followed by professional on-going support to ensure a full and healthy recovery.


Breast Reconstruction - A.L., Facebook & Google Review

“I was referred to Dr. Theunissen by my oncologist Dr. Bowie. This was not a surgery I wanted to do but needed to do, and I had a lot of anxiety. He really eased my mind by answering all my questions. I trusted Dr. Theunissen & his staff to take care of everything, and I’m glad I did! I could not be more happy & healthier now!! :-))”

L.C., Facebook Review

“I travel from Alexandria to Baton Rouge to see Dr. T, even for minor treatments such as Botox and/or fillers. In treating me, Dr. T has set the bar so high, I don’t even inquire about local doctors anymore. They just won’t measure up. Oh, I’m sure we have good doctors here, but Dr. T is great! You can trust Dr. T. He listens to your concerns and goes out of his way to see that you are happy. He instantly puts even the shyest person at ease. Let me not neglect to mention Dr. T’s phenomenal staff! He has the best nurse and reception area 🙂 Thank you, Dr T & Staff 🙂 Blessings, Lydia Cortello”

C.O., Facebook Review

“My experience with Dr. Theunissen and his staff was exceptional. I had consulted with other groups for my procedure, but decided to travel outside of Lafayette based on his professionalism and attention. His follow-up made me feel that he truly cared about me and my outcome.”

N.S., Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review

“Second plastic surgeon I have been to for breast augmentation. Answers any and all questions and makes you very comfortable. He did an amazing job repairing my previous surgery. I couldn’t be more happy with the results! His nursing and surgical staff are top notch!!” – Nicole Skrintney, Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review

D.M., Google Review

“Dr. Theunissen is a wonderful and devoted doctor. His honesty and kindness are just a few details of the incredible bedside manner he has. He is complimented by the loving and knowledgeable staff that work for him. From the front desk, to his assistants, and the recovery nurses, he has a team that provides the best level of care any patient would hope for. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

L.J., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review

“Dr. Theunissen is absolutely a brilliant surgeon! After complications with breast implants from previous double mastectomy and reconstruction performed by well-known surgeon in New Orleans, Dr. T spent several visits with me explaining Diep Flap procedure. I really did not want to have this surgery; however, it was my best option. I’m so thankful for Dr. Theunissen and his highly experienced staff! My results are fabulous! I smile every day when I think of what a challenge I was and how happy I am today! Oh, by the way, he discovered a small kidney cancer, which was evident on first CT scan at beginning of my cancer journey! He arranged for partial removal of kidney with a fabulous urologist in Baton Rouge. He absolutely saved my life. Dr. Theunissen did his job, God heals!!!”

D.R., Brachioplasty, Facebook Review

“I had considered having my “wings” removed from my arms for years but after losing weight I knew it was time. Dr. T. was recommended by a former patient. All concerns were addressed during my consultation & I’m extremely pleased with my results. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Theunissen.”

L.A., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review

“Dr. Theunissen performed a double breast reconstruction for me, and I have been very pleased with my care and the final results of my surgery. Dr. T knows his field extremely well and is a skilled surgeon and the nicest physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.” 

T.M., Facebook Review

“A generous and compassionate Doctor, great bedside manner”

Y.F., Facebook Review

“He’s excellent!! I appreciate Dr. T as well has his team for giving my son the best care possible.”


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