Breast Lift in New Orleans, LA

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What is a Breast Lift?

A surgical breast lift is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the breasts by trimming away excess skin and pulling tight the remaining tissue to produce a more youthful and healthier appearance. This body reshaping surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who have breast sag due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Dr. Mark W. Stalder, a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA, performs this procedure at Stalder Plastic Surgery. By incorporating the latest methods, Dr. Stalder can decide on the correct technique, depending on the degree of sag present and the desired outcome.

How Does a Breast Lift Work?

Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the nature of breast size and sagging. The surgical technique used for cosmetic breast lift surgery typically falls within two categories — these are based on the size, location, and nature of the incision. The preferred methods are the anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions. After making the incision, any wrinkly and loose skin is excised along with breast tissue and fat that is not wanted. The remaining skin is then tightened, and the breasts are lifted to appear younger and healthy. In most situations, the size and shape of the areola are reduced to match the new placement and shape of the breast. During this time, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed inside the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Stalder before surgery. If the lift is the only procedure being performed and if breast size is a worry, silicone or saline implants can be done at a different date.

The recovery from a breast lift surgery is more extensive than breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. A small tube is also inserted near the location of the incision to help with excess drainage that can often occur after mastopexy treatment. After surgery, the swelling will decrease within several days. Dr. Stalder or a member of his team will provide detailed home treatment care instructions to help with your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery become evident after a few weeks as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest wall. The breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel beautiful and more youthful.

Give Your Figure a Lift

Breast lift surgery has changed the lives of many New Orleans patients. If you are troubled by drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or stop you from buying the clothes you want, a breast lift at Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA may answer your problems. During your first visit, Dr. Stalder will perform a thorough examination, and we will discuss your desired outcome. We will provide a tailored surgical plan to assist in transforming your breasts. Don't hesitate to contact Stalder Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic journey.

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Dr. Stalder and his staff are awesome very professional and compassionate. Dr. Stalder, Abby & Jess treated me like family. I am very satisfied with my surgery & reconstruction Dr. Stalder is the best.Dr. Stalder explained everything in detail and what to expect regarding my double mastectomy & reconstruction. Dr. Stalder is the best.

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I had a double mastectomy with implants at Ochsner in 2021/2022. Post-surgery, I had chronic pain and my breasts were extremely hard and deformed. I was told for months that “It will get better” or “Give it a few more months”; however, the pain and discomfort never went away and I felt dismissed and unheard from my treatment team at Ochsner. I found Dr. Stalder through an internet search and made an appointment for consultation. Around October of 2022, we first met in his office where I voiced my symptoms and complaints and Dr. Stalder gave me what he thought my diagnosis was: capsular contracture. I thought he was crazy as my own plastic surgeon from Ochsner never once mentioned those words and Stalder had not even examined me. When I left, I searched capsular contracture on the internet and found that all of the photos showing this looked just like my breasts. I quickly booked the surgery with Dr. Stalder. Dr. Stalder performed my explant and flap surgery in January of 2023. I was told that I would likely need someone to stay with me for at least a week post-surgery. However, I was able to return home alone with friends to check on me for any needs. I went back to work in four weeks (six weeks is usually recommended). My second surgery to “smooth everything out and rearrange my nipples” was in June 2023. It was a same-day surgery and I was back to work in six days. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Dr. Stalder’s office. From Jessica at the front desk to Abbie (his PA) and most of all Dr. Stalder. He knows what he’s doing and his precision is excellent. He saved me from chronic pain and the thought that my breasts were always going to be deformed after my mastectomy. I would absolutely recommend him over and over again.

R.P. Google

Very caring doctor and staff. Extremely knowledgeable and helping breast reconstruction with several options. Just a wonderful wonderful doctor. You cannot go wrong with this doctor and his staff

D.K. Google

The best dr without a doubt and the staff is amazing. He was amazing with my surgery and my recovery.

M.C. Google

The office is beautiful and Dr. Stalder is a gem! Truly caters to your every need! I cannot recommend him enough!

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