As women age, many lose fullness in their breasts, while others begin to notice sagging and stretched, lax breast skin. Some women have both concerns, leading to drooping, deflated breasts and nipples that point downward. If you want to lift, reshape, and add fullness to your breasts, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters performs breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift (mastopexy) at our New Orleans plastic surgery practice in Metairie, LA.
On this page, you’ll find answers to all your questions about how the surgery works, what to expect, and more.
Breast Augmentation + Lift Before & After Photos
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This procedure removes loose skin from the breasts and then adds volume by either placing silicone or saline implants or using a fat transfer method to achieve your goal size. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation addresses multiple concerns, such as shape, size, and position to create younger, perkier-looking breasts.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation With Lift?
There are several reasons why you may be looking into a combined breast lift and breast augmentation. It’s an ideal choice if you want to significantly rejuvenate your breasts while improving the firmness of your breast skin. You may have developed breast ptosis (sagging) caused by significant weight loss, aging, or pregnancy and would like to enhance the volume and shape of your breasts. This can all be achieved with an augmentation and lift.
What To Expect at Your Consultation
During your consultation, you and Dr. Walters will go over your unique concerns and desires to create the best treatment plan for you. You will have a chance to view a simulation of your potential results with VECTRA® 3-D imaging. Dr. Walters will determine if a lift and fat transfer will achieve your desired outcome or if a lift with implants will better create your ideal look.
Meet Our Surgeon
Jules Walters, M.D.
Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach, make him one of the most highly rated plastic surgeons in the New Orleans, LA, area.
The cost of a breast lift at our New Orleans practice varies from person to person, depending on the technique, type of implant placed, and other factors. After assessing your goals during your consultation, we will provide you with a personalized pricing estimate.
How Is a Breast Augmentation With Lift Performed?
Dr. Walters commonly performs combination breast surgery at the AAAHC-accredited Houma Outpatient Surgery Center as an outpatient procedure. You will be under general anesthesia and comfortably asleep for the duration of the surgery. In most cases, the lift portion of the surgery is done after a temporary sizer is placed or after the breasts are injected with fat. The excess skin is eliminated, and the soft tissue is smoothed. The nipple and areola are positioned higher on the breast if desired.
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What Is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift With Implants?
The recovery time frame for augmentation with a lift will differ for everyone; however, you will probably be well enough to return to your everyday activities in about 7 days. You should refrain from exercise and strenuous activities for at least 4 weeks. After your surgery, there will also be mild to moderate swelling that may last for 2 to 3 weeks. Your implants will settle into their final position after several months, revealing your final results.
the MODERN Post-Op Experience
Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:
24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.
Your Best You Begins Here
If you would like to learn more about attaining your dream curves with a breast lift with implants, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at