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Cynthia Mizgala MD FACS
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Breast Lift

Breast shape and firmness are affected by many factors: natural loss of skin elasticity, gravity, weight loss, and breastfeeding. Breast lift surgery may be the best option to get firmer, perkier, and more youthful breasts.

In some cases, breast implants along with a breast lift may be performed to increase size, add firmness, and enhance the shape of the breasts.

Minimal Scar Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Cynthia Mizgala, MD FACS, specializes in minimal scar cosmetic breast surgery. She will customize an operation to attain an enhanced but natural appearance. Whatever your goal, Dr. Mizgala is dedicated to leaving you with the beautiful breasts you desire without leaving a hint that they were surgically perfected.

Complex Reconstructive Breast Surgery

With special fellowship training in complex breast surgery, Cynthia Mizgala MD FACS can master more complex reconstruction cases such as developmental deformities in teens, tubular breast, breast asymmetries, biopsy related.

How To Prepare For Breast Lift Surgery.

The goal of Cynthia Mizgala MD and her entire team is to make your surgical experience as easy, safe, and comfortable for you as possible.

Dr. Mizgala may recommend a baseline mammogram before surgery and another mammographic examination some months after surgery. This will help to detect any future changes in your breast tissue. Following a breast lift, you will still be able to perform breast self-examination. Breast lift surgery will not increase your risk of developing breast cancer.

If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery. Dr. Mizgala will provide you with additional preoperative instructions.

Breast lift surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis. If this is the case, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to stay with you at least the first night.

What To Expect During Breast Lift Surgery.

Dr. Mizgala will perform your cosmetic breast surgery at a licensed surgical facility. Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. Often, a general anesthetic is administered, so that you will be asleep throughout the procedure. Alternatively, a breast lift may be performed using local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. Sometimes, small drain tubes will have been placed in your breasts to help avoid the accumulation of fluids. Gauze or other dressings may be placed on your breasts and covered with an elastic bandage or surgical bra. You may be permitted to go home after a few hours. Some patients decide to stay overnight in the hospital or surgical facility for post-op observation.

Breast Lift Surgery Recovery

The day after surgery, Dr. Mizgala will encourage you to get out of bed for short periods of time. After several days, you should be able to move about more comfortably. Straining, bending and lifting must be avoided, however, since these activities might cause increased swelling or even bleeding. You may be instructed to sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your breasts.

Any surgical drains will be removed within a few days of surgery, at which time your dressings may also be changed or removed. You may be instructed to wear a support bra for a few weeks, until the swelling and discoloration of your breasts diminish. Generally, stitches will be removed in stages over a period of approximately three weeks, beginning about one week after surgery.

You may notice that you feel less sensation in the nipple and areola areas. This is usually temporary. It may, however, take weeks, months or even more than a year before sensation returns to normal. Your breasts may also require some time to assume a more natural shape.

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4720 South I-10 Service Rd. West
Suite #105, Metairie, LA 70001

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