Breast Lift


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Are you yearning to regain your breasts’ youthful contour? Look no further than New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, where we specialize in enhancing your natural beauty and boosting your self-esteem. We proudly offer transformative breast lifts tailored to rejuvenate and elevate your breasts, restoring their youthful allure.


Over time, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging can cause your breasts to lose shape and firmness, leaving you less confident about your appearance. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a refined surgical technique performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Hendrick, to reshape and lift your breasts. This artistic procedure repositions your breasts while redefinining your curves, giving you a more vibrant body outline.

Dr. Hendrick has extensive experience performing breast lifts, which require specialized skills to provide a natural-looking result while preserving as much nipple sensation as possible. During your consultation, he will listen to your cosmetic concerns and how you would like your breasts to look. He will also give you realistic expectations for your surgery.

You should inform him if you plan to become pregnant or lose additional weight. If so, you should postpone surgery until you plan no further pregnancies and have reached a stable weight. Otherwise, your breasts could begin to sag again, requiring subsequent surgery.


Dr. Hendrick brings a wealth of experience and artistic expertise to every breast lift procedure he performs. Using advanced surgical techniques, he meticulously removes excess skin and tissue, repositioning your breasts to sit higher on your chest. This procedure results in a firmer, shapelier appearance that enhances your body’s natural proportions and revitalizes your self-confidence.


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To achieve your desired outcome, Dr. Hendrick may recommend combining a breast lift with other complementary procedures, such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and mommy makeover. This tailored approach allows us to comprehensively address your unique concerns, delivering results exceeding your expectations.


We understand any surgical procedure is a significant decision, and your comfort and safety are paramount to us. New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery has invested in the latest advancements in medical technology, ensuring your experience is as seamless and comfortable as possible. Our team of compassionate nurses and support staff will be with you every step of the way, providing exceptional care and guidance throughout your breast lift journey.


Our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and successful breast lift recovery. While individual healing times may vary, most patients can expect to return to their daily activities within a few weeks. As your body recuperates, you’ll gradually witness a remarkable transformation, enjoying newfound esteem and a rejuvenated sense of self.


If you’re ready to embark on a journey of transformation and self-discovery, New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery will guide you. Our dedication to surgical excellence and personalized care sets us apart as a premier destination for cosmetic enhancement. Rediscover your confidence and embrace a more youthful, revitalized you with a breast lift that is nothing short of transformative.

Ready, Set, Let's Go!​

Trust your face and body in the expert hands of Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick. Contact us today to learn more about the cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical treatments tailored just for you. 


Don’t wait any longer to take the first step toward the breasts you’ve always dreamed of. Contact New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery today to schedule your personalized consultation. Let us help you achieve your aesthetic goals and restore your confidence with the artistry of a breast lift. Your journey to renewed beauty and self-assurance begins here.


Post-operatively, you will experience some tightness, swelling, bruising, and soreness. These symptoms will gradually subside in the weeks following your surgery. Dr. Hendrick will prescribe pain medication to help with any discomfort you experience, and you will have a custom-fitted support bra after your surgery, which you must wear for several weeks.

Care for your incisions by cleaning them with mild soap and water. Dr. Hendrick will remove any external stitches during a post-operative examination.

Most patients take a week to 10 days off from work after a breast lift. Do not do strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for four to six weeks. Be sure to always discuss activity restrictions with Dr. Hendrick to avoid complications after surgery.

We will provide a complete set of post-operative instructions before your surgery. Feel free to ask any questions during your pre-operative visit.

Breast lifts typically have long-lasting results, but aging, weight changes, and pregnancy can all cause some subsequent sagging of the breast tissue. For the most enduring results, it’s best to wait until you finish having children and know you can maintain a stable weight after your breast lift procedure.

Since mastopexy is an elective cosmetic procedure, insurance plans generally do not cover it. Check with your insurer to understand your plan’s specific details.

Yes. A combination breast lift and augmentation may be the solution if you want to correct sagging and increase your breasts’ volume. We can help you decide if this is the right option when you consult with us.

Dr. Hendrick makes breast lift incisions where your breasts’ natural contours will conceal the resulting scars. Depending on your procedure, these might be around the edges of the areolas, along the folds below your breasts, or in a vertical line from the bottoms of the areolas to the folds below the breasts. We do everything possible to minimize visible scarring and will discuss incision placement during your consultation.

It’s best to wait until you finish growing your family before getting a breast lift, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can change your breasts’ size and shape and cause new sagging. If you have children after your breast lift, there’s a slight chance the surgery will affect your breastfeeding ability. If this concerns you, you should raise it in your consultation with Dr. Hendrick.

At New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we know the cost of plastic surgery is a significant factor for our patients. We will evaluate your concerns and provide the most affordable plan to reach your goals. To make mastopexy and other procedures more affordable, we work with CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending to offer financing plans. We invite you for a consultation to receive your detailed cost estimate.

Ready, Set, Let's Go!​

Trust your face and body in the expert hands of Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick. Contact us today to learn more about the cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical treatments tailored just for you.