Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Breast Lift

BREAST LIFT SURGERY BATON ROUGE

Breast Lift Overview

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
  • Weight loss

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Dr. Theunissen’s Approach

YOUR BREAST LIFT CONSULTATION WITH DR. THEUNISSEN

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 along the areola, down the breast, and sometimes a short one in the crease of the breast. This is why Dr. Theunissen has partnered with a compounding pharmacy to help create the perfect scar cream to minimize scaring after a breast lift or any surgical procedure. Though scaring naturally fades with time, Dr. Theunissen will provide you with his branded line of scar cream and all the information and instructions you need to help minimize the scaring in a shorter length of time. He may also suggest a technique that causes minimum scarring after a thorough physical exam has been completed.

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

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.

DR. THEUNISSEN’S APPROACH

BREAST LIFT CONSULTATION

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 along the areola, down the breast, and sometimes a short one in the crease of the breast. This is why Dr. Theunissen has partnered with a compounding pharmacy to help create the perfect scar cream to minimize scaring after a breast lift or any surgical procedure. Though scaring naturally fades with time, Dr. Theunissen will provide you with his branded line of scar cream and all the information and instructions you need to help minimize the scaring in a shorter length of time. He may also suggest a technique that causes minimum scarring after a thorough physical exam has been completed.

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

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.

After Surgery

The recovery of a patient that has gone through a breast lift procedure varies, but our patients are typically encouraged to move immediately after surgery. Breast lift patients are allowed to begin execise 1 week after surgery, but activities that can put strain on the patient, such as lifting heavy objects are prohibited. While there will be some scarring, Dr. Theunissen’s branded scar cream and instructions will help the skin heal quickly and 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.

Patients can shower, including getting bandages and tapes wet, 72 hours after surgery. 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.

Plan Your Breast Lift Procedure

A Breast lift costs around $6,300 to $9,500, depending on the patient’s health and the extensiveness of the procedure. Also, adding implants will 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. The procedure takes about 2.5 – 3.5 hours to complete, and the average recovery time is 1-2 weeks. Dr. Theunissen performs Breast Lift surgery as an outpatient procedure 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

$6,300 – $9,500

Average Recovery Time

1 – 2 WEEKS

Average Procedure Time

2.5 – 3.5 HOURS

RECOVERY LOCATION

OUTPATIENT

PROCEDURE LOCATION

STATE OF THE ART, IN-HOUSE O.R.

INSURANCE

INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER BREAST LIFT

BREAST LIFT FAQ

OPTIONS OF BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
  • Vertical Mastopexy Breast Lift
  • Full Mastopexy Breast Lift
LIFT OR AUGMENTATION?

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.

HOW BAD IS SCARRING?

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.

NIPPLE REPOSITIONING WITH BREAST LIFT?

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.

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THEUNISSEN AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

5233 Dijon Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Call us

 225-218-6108

OFFICE HOURS

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 1pm

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Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Baton Rouge has provided this website for informational purposes and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Denham Springs, Metarie, Hammond and other surrounding cities in Louisiana, including Lake Charles, Lafayette and Shreveport.