Breast Lift Baton Rouge
Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge
John V. Williams, MD
Plastic Surgeon located in Baton Rouge, LA & Alexandria, LA
Breast Lift Q & A
Who’s a good candidate for a Breast Lift?
Women choose a Breast Lift for several reasons. You might be a good candidate if you notice any of the following:
- Your breasts are sagging and have a pendulous shape
- Your nipples point downward, especially if they’re below the crease of your breast
- Your breasts developed differently, with one lower than the other
A Breast Lift doesn’t increase the size of your breasts. However, if you want larger and fuller breasts, Dr. Williams can perform breast augmentation at the time of your Breast Lift.
What types of Breast Lifts are available?
Dr. Williams offers a variety of Breast Lift procedures depending on each woman’s unique needs. He explains the advantages and disadvantages of each method before you make a decision.
Some factors that influence the type of Breast Lift include the following:
- Size and shape of your breasts
- Amount of sagging
- Size of your areola
- Amount of excess skin
- Skin elasticity
Dr. Williams performs the following types of Breast Lift procedures:
- Periareolar mastopexy: This method is best for a minimal amount of sagging when the primary goal is to elevate the nipple. A periareolar Breast Lift doesn’t reduce excess skin.
- Circumareolar, Benelli lift, or “doughnut” mastopexy: A circumareolar Breast Lift is a slightly more extensive surgery than periareolar. This procedure changes the shape and size of your areola.
- “Lollipop” or vertical limb or “keyhole” mastopexy: Dr. Williams uses this procedure when there’s moderate breast sagging. He repositions and lifts your breast tissue and nipple–areola.
- “Anchor” or “inverted T” or full mastopexy: If there’s a significant amount of excess skin or extreme sagging, Dr. Williams uses this procedure to lift the breast tissue and nipple–areola as well as reshape the breast. It’s the most extensive procedure.
What’s recovery from a Breast Lift like?
You should be able to return to work within a week after Breast Lift surgery. You can resume light activity in approximately two weeks.
Most of the sutures Dr. Williams uses for Breast Lifts are long-lasting absorbable ones that he doesn’t need to remove. He may also use a few non-absorbable skin sutures that he removes after you begin to heal.
Dr. Williams applies a type of skin glue for all your incisions. This specialized glue lets you shower within 24-48 hours after surgery.