What is Breast Lift Surgery?

Also known as Mastopexy, many women consider a breast lift in Baton Rouge to restore a more youthful form and restore perkiness to the chest. At Stephens Plastic Surgery + Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge, the breast lift procedure renews confidence and improves aesthetic balance and proportion for women who are experiencing sagging in the breast area. breast lift surgery is typically performed to lift and shape breasts that have begun to sag as a result of:

  1. Gravity
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Weight loss
  4. Natural loss of elasticity (aging)

We are proud to service Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and the surrounding areas.

Cost of Breast Lift

The starting cost for a breast lift at Stephens Plastic Surgery is $9,235. It's crucial to recognize that the overall expense of the procedure can vary from person to person, depending on individual factors such as implant choice, and customization requirements. Recognizing that such enhancements may involve financial considerations, Stephens Plastic Surgery offers flexible financing options, ensuring individuals can pursue this rejuvenating procedure with ease.

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What are the Benefits of Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a popular procedure for women who would like to regain their youthful, perky, lift and attractive breast shape. Benefits include the following:

  • Better breast projection and cleavag
  • Youthful, perky breasts
  • Smaller, more proportionate areolae
  • Symmetrical, round shape
  • Attractive, upward-tilted nipples
  • Better fit in clothing
  • Renews the breasts after pregnancy, nursing, or weight loss

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If you’re interested in undergoing a breast lift with Dr. Stephens, you may be an excellent candidate. You will need to have a consultation with us to determine your candidacy. During your consultation, factors such as your overall health, medical history, cosmetic goals, and expectations will be discussed in order to determine if breast lift surgery is right for you.

  • Although breasts of any size can be lifted, smaller breasts that are experiencing sagging tend to be the most ideal for a breast lift.
  • As pregnancy and nursing can stretch the skin, women who are planning on having children are often advised to postpone this surgery. 
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Patient Testimonial

“After losing 130 lbs., I still didn’t feel good about myself because of all the excess skin I had. Dr. Stephens was recommended to me by a friend and I’m so thankful. Dr. Stephens and his amazing staff gave me back my self-confidence and made me feel beautiful again! I have never been treated so well. His OR staff was wonderful and made me feel safe. His nurse even hugged me while I was put to sleep! I had a tummy tuck, excess skin removal from arms, lipo, and a breast lift. I will never go anywhere else! Love Dr. Stephens and his staff!” 

Karen H.

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Getting Ready for Your Breast Lift

  • Avoid taking aspirin and all aspirin products for one week before and after your surgery. If needed, use Tylenol® instead. Also avoid using vitamin E. 
  • Use a germ-inhibiting soap (Dial®, Safeguard®, Lever 2000®, etc.) for bathing/showering for 2-3 days before your surgery.
  • Make sure all your prescriptions are filled before surgery. 
  • Do not take pain medication on an empty stomach, and avoid alcohol. 
  • Bring your pain medication with you to surgery. We will give you one before you leave the office.
  • Make plans for someone to get you to and from surgery. 
  • Someone will need to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You will need assistance going to the bathroom.
  • If you’re taking any diet pills and your surgery involves general anesthesia, you must be off of them two weeks before your surgery date. 
  • The night before your surgery, avoid alcohol, do not eat or drink after midnight, and get a good night’s sleep.

Breast Lift Surgical Details

Dr. Stephens performs breast lift in Baton Rouge with his patients under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Typically, an anchor-shaped incision is made from the location of the new nipple down to the crease beneath the breast — although in some cases, this incision pattern may be modified with fewer scars on the breast.

Excess skin is removed and the areola and nipple are placed higher on the breast for an elevated appearance. A breast lift can also reduce large areolas. While a breast lift can be performed on its own, it is often done in conjunction with breast augmentation to add more volume as well as improved shape.

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What is Recovery Like?

During your breast lift recovery, it is common for the breasts to be swollen, bruised, and sore for a short while. You may need to wear bandages, gauze, and a surgical bra may to protect the new breast contours and cushion the chest as it heals. You can remove all of this after 48 hours and take a shower.

Dr. Stephens will advise you on how much time you should take off from work in order for your breasts to have adequate healing time. You will need to avoid strenuous activities for at least three weeks. We will provide you with post-surgical instructions to reduce the risk of infection at your incision sites.

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Why Choose Stephens Plastic Surgery?

Dr. J. Anthony Stephens is board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery, putting him alongside worldwide leaders in cosmetic face, body, breast, and reconstructive surgery. He and his entire staff treat you with honesty — no one is afraid to say “no” or recommend a different option if they believe it is the right thing to do.

We truly have your best interest at heart, delivering the highest quality of plastic surgery and exceeding patient expectations. If you want to schedule a consultation for breast lift surgery serving Lafayette, contact us today. 

Breast Lift FAQ

How long is the procedure?

What kind of anesthesia is used?

Will there be scars?

Should I wait until I'm finished having kids?

Is breast lift covered by insurance?

Does a breast lift make it less sensitive after surgery?

Is there still feeling after Breast Lift?

Do I need a lift or implants?

How long does it take for scars to heal after Breast lift?

How long is the procedure?

Depending on the complexity of the procedure, your breast lift will take approximately two to four hours.

What kind of anesthesia is used?

A breast lift is generally performed under general anesthesia. However, in some cases, it can be performed under IV sedation augmented with local anesthesia.

Will there be scars?

Breast lift scars depend on the type of breast lift procedure you undergo. Scars are usually visible from the areola to the crease of the breast and typically heal and fade within two years.

Should I wait until I'm finished having kids?

You can have a breast lift between children; however, the results of a breast lift are often undone by pregnancy and breast feeding. Dr. Stephens advises patients to wait until they are done having children before having their breast lift procedure.

Is breast lift covered by insurance?

Breast lift surgery is typically considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance unless there is a medical necessity, such as breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

Does a breast lift make it less sensitive after surgery?

Breast lift surgery may lead to temporary changes in nipple and breast sensitivity, but these changes are usually temporary and tend to improve over time.

Is there still feeling after Breast Lift?

Most patients retain some degree of sensation in their breasts after a breast lift, but there can be temporary changes in sensitivity that typically improve with time.

Do I need a lift or implants?

Whether you need a breast lift or implants depends on your individual goals and breast characteristics. A consultation with Dr. Stephens can help determine the most appropriate procedure to achieve your desired outcome.

How long does it take for scars to heal after Breast lift?

Scars from a breast lift surgery will gradually heal and fade over time, with significant improvement within the first year. However, the exact healing timeline can vary from person to person.

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