John T. Lindsey MD, FACS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery

4228 Houma Boulevard - Suite 500 | Metairie, LA 70006 | Phone: (504) 885-4508 | Fax: (504) 885-4508

Your Consultation

All aesthetic consultations are complimentary. All patients have a personal visit with and evaluation by Dr. Lindsey. Findings, recommendations, alternatives, surgical details, risks and recovery are always discussed so that each patient is fully informed. Comparisons with similar patients are often helpful, as this further affords the patient a realistic view of what can be expected, both from an aesthetic and reconstructive point of view.

If you decide to move forward with surgery, then a second office visit is often, but not always, required depending on the contemplated procedure. During this visit, the surgical plan is confirmed and a thorough patient history and physical examination are obtained. Consents are reviewed and signed, appropriate photographs are taken, and pre-operative and post-operative instructions and prescriptions are issued. Medical concerns are also addressed at this time with the patient's referring physician or other appropriate medical authority. Post-operative care, personal arrangements, and follow-up office visits are also confirmed at that time.

Vectra Imaging System

Dr. Lindsey offers the most updated techniques of computer imaging with the Vectra system. This type of imaging has always been an excellent aid in the planning of rhinoplasties, but now indications for use have been greatly expanded into other areas. This type of imaging is now useful for evaluation of the entire face including the brows, eyelids, jawline and neck. This sophisticated 3D software program allows for detailed patient and physician analysis and also allows for evaluation of proposed modifications.

The Vectra system has now been substantially upgraded to also allow evaluation of aesthetic results for proposed breast augmentation. Specifically, authentic and realistic changes can be visualized based on the type and size of implant selected. These images are particularly useful for women with normal or non-saggy breasts when small or moderate size implants are selected.

The Vectra computer imaging system has also been upgraded to allow analysis of body contours and evaluation of modifications that can be achieved through procedures such as liposuction.

Results can vary, and no guarantees can ever be made. However, our experience with this new technology has been quite favorable and allows the patient to fully participate in the evaluation process. This technology does not replace prior techniques of hand sketches and prior patient comparisons, but does offer a new tool that is useful for the consultation process.

Dr. Lindsey's News

Dr. Lindsey suggests a periareolar approach for women with mildly ptotic or low-riding breasts. Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular procedures offered by Dr. Lindsey; however, the technique of augmentation can affect your results. Dr. Lindsey offers both the inframammary (in the crease under the breast) approach as well as the periareolar (around the areola) technique.

For women who are considering augmentation who have sagging or low-riding breasts, the periareolar approach may offer the best cosmetic result, as the goal is to achieve the most natural appearance.

To read further about this, please review the enclosed article by Dr. John Lindsey discussing the importance of the periareolar approach in the ptotic breast.

Importance of the Periareolar Approach in the Augmentation of Ptotic Breast
Download the Article Adobe Acrobat File

Breast Augmentation with Mini Mastopexy

For women with saggy breasts, breast enlargement with mini lifts can yield the best result with minimal scarring. Breast implants alone allow for a mild degree of lifting, and for women with minimal ptosis, breast prostheses are generally all that is needed. For women who have more severe degrees of drooping breasts, mini mastopexies in conjunction with augmentation may be an excellent alternative. The incision is confined to the periareolar area. This combination procedure avoids the anchor-type incisions required for full mastopexies.

Dr. Lindsey has extensive experience with this combined procedure.

Conservative Augmentation with Periareolar Mastopexy Reduces Complications and Treats a Variety of Breast Types
Download the Article Adobe Acrobat File

Please review our patients below that depict several examples of augmentation with mini mastopexy.

Patient 1
Patient 2