About Breast Lift Surgery
If you are considering breast lift surgery like the many women that have visited us from New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington and beyond please come in for a free consultation. With many years of surgical experience, our board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Elliott Black and Dr. Summer Black, skillfully perform breast lift surgeries for women in the Greater New Orleans, LA area. Breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, is a safe procedure, although not always simple. Depending on the current state of your breast skin, restoring the youthful appearance will require removing excess skin and elevating the breast tissue to a higher position.
Aging tends to show up in the breast by losing shape and firmness. This occurs especially after weight loss or a pregnancy with or without having breastfed. We can surgically repair your breast skin and reposition your sagging breasts and downward pointing nipples to their younger, more youthful supple state. In a completely private consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, he or she will discuss with you how to design a treatment plan that will address your needs and cosmetic goals. If you would like to learn more about having younger-looking, firmer, perkier breasts, contact our office and schedule an appointment today.
What A Breast Lift Won't Do
During your initial consultation, Dr. Black will examine your breasts to see if a breast lift is the right solution for your aesthetic goals. We want you to have realistic expectations as to what this surgery can do for your breast. Keep in mind that a breast lift surgery will not substantially increase or decrease the size of your breast. It will, however, improve the shape of your breast and the position of your breast on your chest wall. If you ar happy with the size of you breast but wish to improve their shape breast lift is likely the surgery you will require.
Breast Lift Reviews
"I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Summer Black - Dr. Summer Black made me feel so comfortable! I had a lot of questions about breast lift / reduction and she answered all and my fiance's questions too. Professionalism is a 10! I plan on scheduling my surgery for January. - - Dr. Summer Black made me feel so comfortable! I had a lot of questions about breast lift / reduction and she answered all and my fiance's questions too. Professionalism is a 10! I plan on scheduling my surgery for January."- N. / RealSelf / Nov 29, 2016
"I had an amazing experience with my breast implant removal!! - Dr. Black was amazing! I am a 60 year old female who had the same breast implants for more than 33 years after the birth of my twins in 1982. My implants had become severely encapsulated (extremely hard and disfigured from scar tissue). They were extremely heavy and causing me a lot of pain. I was sent to Dr. Black by my OB/GYN, who advised the implants needed to be removed due to... - - Dr. Black was amazing! I am a 60 year old female who had the same breast implants for more than 33 years after the birth of my twins in 1982. My implants had become severely encapsulated (extremely hard and disfigured from scar tissue). They were extremely heavy and causing me a lot of pain. I was sent to Dr. Black by my OB/GYN, who advised the implants needed to be removed due to encapsulation/calcification. I had wanted to remove them for a long time, but after they became severely encapsulated, I had no choice. It was the best thing I ever did!!! Dr. Black was extremely meticulous and thorough in her removal of my implants. She advised that I could have a breast lift afterwards to improve the sagging if I wanted, but suggested that I wait 6 months to a year in order to let my breasts revive as much as they could on their own. I didn't think they would revive at all after 33 years, but she was correct. They have revived enough to where I don't look disfigured. My only personal issue remaining is that they are sagging somewhat (which, let's face it, is to be expected in any 60 year old female), but I'm not sure it's enough to make me undergo the breast lift or not. However, it has only been 4 months since my breast explantation. I cannot express how much better I feel. I no longer have any heaviness pulling on my breasts nor am I an in pain. It feels amazing to feel so natural again after 33 years. I learned about the breast explantation fund still available to assist with medical expenses for the removal of breast implants for up to $5,000.00. It has several qualifications that absolutely must be met prior to their approval and rendering any medical funds toward the explantation, but I qualified and received the full $5,000.00 financial assistance, which is only paid directly to the physician. If you are in a situation similar to mine, I highly recommend you look into the fund and strongly urge you to go to Dr. Black for the surgical procedure. I have had absolutely no complications whatsoever and my treatment and healing went exactly as she advised me it would. She was extremely conscientious towards my medical needs and more than willing to assist in any way possible. She saw me on my lunch hours so I would not have to miss work for her visits and immediately responded to every question I had. She continued to call after my surgery to check on me and I have only a very tiny incision under my breast where it cannot be seen. Dr. Black is awesome and I highly recommend her to anyone."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 06, 2017
"Best Dr. by far! - Dr. Black performed a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and a small amount of lipo. I could not be any happier, I am actually glowing these days!!! She is AMAZING from start to finish. I felt more like I was being taken care of by family than just a doctor, from the day of my consultation until my check ups. Her and the entire care staff are just incredible people. This alone would make me..."- D. / RealSelf / Jul 13, 2017
"Love Dr Summer Black. I had an excellent experience. Very happy with my results. Would recommend Dr Black to all my family and friends!!!"- L.S. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
"I had the best experience with Dr. Summer and her staff! Grateful I was recommended to her!"- J.L. / Google / Aug 04, 2018
Do I Qualify?
During your breast lift consultation, you will receive a thorough assessment where the plastic surgeon will evaluate your current breast size and shape by taking measurements. Your plastic surgeon may also assess the breast symmetry, skin elasticity, and bone structure during your consultation. Candidates for breast lift surgery should be non-smokers in good health who have a least one of the following concerns:
- Altered breast shape
- Pendulous breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Large or stretched areolas
- Downward pointing nipples
What to Expect
The doctor will choose one or more incision patterns for your operation based on the current size and elasticity of your breasts and areolas. After breast lift surgery, you will have a sterile surgical dressing. We recommended that you wear something comfortable since your chest may be swollen and sore for approximately 1 – 2 weeks. All patients are advised to take it easy the first 2 – 3 weeks after surgery. We do encourage frequent ambulation after surgery to help prevent blood clots and pulmonary embolism. A full recovery can take anywhere from 6 – 8 weeks. Please call our office immediately if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery. As with all surgeries, we recommend that you take a few days off of work and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities until you are cleared by your doctor.
Complications are possible, as with any surgery. Breast lift complications may include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, wide or hypertrophic scars, keloids, pain, numbness, asymmetry, recurrent ptosis, loss of the nipple, or loss of nipple sensation.
You will be given instructions on how to care for your surgical wounds during your recovery to speed your healing and minimize the appearance of scars, but all patients will have some degree of scarring. You can get a medical grade scar cream from the office and begin using it 2-3 weeks after surgery.
During the initial consultation, we are happy to help you learn more about the differences between our breast enhancement surgeries, and give our opinion on which procedure or combination of procedures are best for your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
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Restore Your Bustline
If you have drooping breasts that make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, consider how you will feel after breast lift surgery to restore the appearance of your body. Please contact our office and schedule a consultation to learn more about the process of breast lift surgery and how a breast lift can benefit you at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.