Saint Louis Laser Bra

What is a laser bra? West County Plastic Surgeons is the first practice in St. Louis to offer the Laser Bra, an innovative laser-assisted breast lift procedure designed to help improve breast shape, position and firmness. During a Laser Bra procedure, the surgeon removes excess, stretched skin below the nipple. This flap of skin, treated with the laser, is used to create an internal bra that lifts the breast internally into a more youthful position and shape. Use of a laser reduces blood loss and shortens anesthesia times, which may speed recovery.

Associated Procedures:
A laser bra is often combined with other procedures that may include:

  1. Liposuction. Removal of fat from the sides, thighs, back and buttocks with standard tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, or SMART laser-assisted liposuction provides a nice complement to refinement of the breasts with a laser bra.
  2. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Frequently, patients wishing to improve the contour of their abdomen debate between an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck and liposuction. Some individuals can be candidates for either procedure, depending on their goals. An abdominoplasty is best for people with loose skin and lack of abdominal muscle tone who have undergone significant weight loss or for women who are dissatisfied with their shape after having had children and are looking for a so-called “mommy makeover.”

Combining breast augmentation with other procedures can be performed efficiently and safely. Click here to read Dr. Tenenbaum’s article on combining breast surgery and abdominoplasty.

Anesthesia: A laser bra is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia.

Length of procedure: 1 to 2 hours.

Estimated recovery time: You can return to work after 5 to 7 days and should avoid vigorous activities for 3 weeks. Visible bruising should clear up within 2 weeks, and swelling begins to resolve within 2 weeks. To learn how to prepare for a laser bra and what to expect afterwards, click here to download our patient instructions for breast lift (mastopexy).

Side effects: Common side effects include bruising and swelling. The shape of the breast may change over time and the final result may not be realized for a few months. Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that lists the risks and benefits of a mastopexy.

Before-and-after photos of breast lifts with and without implants: Click here 

To schedule an appointment, contact our St. Louis office by phoning 314-996-8800, requesting your consultation online, or emailing us today.

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Meet Our Surgeons

There’s something different about West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University. Not only do our surgeons provide an accessible and patient-friendly atmosphere, but we uphold Washington University’s reputation for cutting-edge procedures. We invite you to learn more about our surgeons.

Voted among the "Best Doctors in St. Louis" and "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctor's, Inc. since 2008, Dr. Terry Myckatyn is no stranger to being recognized for his work in plastic surgery. A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the United States and Canada, Dr. Myckatyn specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Read On

Dr. Tenenbaum – a board-certified plastic surgeon – specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction, employing techniques acquired through working with some of the most respected cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the country. She has been voted among the "Best Plastic Surgeons" and "Best Doctors in America" by St. Louis Magazine. Read On

A licensed physician’s assistant, Emily performs non-invasive cosmetic procedures, such as BOTOX® injections, fillers, laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal and spider vein treatments. Read On