Breast Surgery in Northport

The 4 Different Types of Breast Surgery in Northport

To many women, their breasts are a big part of their womanhood. They can affect how you fit into clothing, how you feel about yourself, and even how your body physically feels (we’re talking to you, back pain). 

There are 4 main types of breast surgery in Northport: breast augmentation (implants), breast lift, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction. 

With these surgeries at Indian Hills Plastic Surgery, we have the ability to help women overcome a number of breast- and confidence-related issues.

If your breasts weigh on your confidence or your lower back, keep reading to figure out which surgery might be right for you. 

Introducing Dr. Chelsea Wallace

Dr. Chelsea Wallace is the beloved board-certified Tuscaloosa plastic surgeon of the Indian Hills team. She has a passion for listening to women and helping them find their best selves again via breast surgery. Her love for transparency and educating patients leads her during every exchange. 

Now let’s talk about all the breast surgeries where Dr. Wallace’s passion for building women up gets to shine. 

Breast Augmentation 

When you hear “breast implants”, breast augmentation is what that’s referring to. Breast augmentation is for women who want to change the shape or size of their breasts. Breast implants in Northport can either be saline or silicone; it’s a personal decision. 

This procedure also treats volume loss, asymmetry, sagging, or abnormalities. 

Procedure Duration

  • 1 to 2 hours


  • 1 to 2 weeks of activity restrictions
  • 4 to 6 weeks for a full recovery


  • Full results visible by 3 to 6 months 
  • Results can last 15+ years 

Breast Lift

Unlike a breast augmentation, the sole purpose of a breast lift is to correct and contour saggy, droopy breasts. Sometimes a breast lift and an augmentation are performed together for patients who want to increase the size and position of their breasts. 

Procedure Duration 

  • 2 to 3 hours


  • 1 to 3 weeks of activity restriction 


  • Full results will be visible by 6 to 12 weeks 
  • Results can last 10 to 15 years 

Breast Reduction

Women who dislike the large or disproportionate size of their breasts opt for a breast reduction. Large breasts can lead to chronic pain and skin irritation, and also make finding clothing that fits difficult. 

During this procedure, a surgeon removes excess breast fat and tissue to decrease breast size.

Procedure time

  • 2 to 4 hours


  • 1 to 2 weeks of activity restrictions
  • Expect a full recovery between 4 to 6 weeks 


  • Permanent 

Breast Reconstruction

A breast reconstruction restores missing or damaged tissue, shape, and symmetry. This procedure is generally done for women who have been treated for breast cancer and have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. 

Procedure time

  • 2 to 4 hours 


  • 2 to 3 weeks


  • Full results set in after 3 months
  • 15+ years 

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The Indian Hills Breast Surgery Process

We treat breast surgery in Northport with compassion and care. Deciding to receive surgery is an extremely personal decision. No matter what you decide, our care team is here for you every step of the way. We can offer support, expert advice, and be a sounding board to your needs. 

The goal of our approach is to make you feel as comfortable and empowered in your decision-making as possible. 

1. Consultation

Before breast surgery in Northport, you will meet with Dr. Wallace for a consultation. She will talk you through your procedure options, get to know you and your specific concerns, and ask about your goals and expectations for your breasts. 

Your participation in this process is vital and will help you achieve the best results, so ask us all your questions and voice any concerns. You can lean on us! 

2. The Procedure

When you arrive for your breast surgery, you will have the opportunity to ask any last minute questions. Dr. Wallace will go over the procedure information again, schedule your post-operative appointments, and make sure you’re comfortable and ready to begin.

Many of our breast surgeries are outpatient procedures, so you can go home shortly afterbut you’ll need a driver. We can’t let you drive out of here with sleepy anesthesia brain. 


Before you go into your breast surgery in Northport, Dr. Wallace will give you all the instructions and schedule your post-op appointments. 

Our Pricing

At Indian Hills Plastic Surgery, we value being transparent about pricing instead of hiding it from patients. 

You’ll know your costs before your breast surgery, but you can receive an estimate way sooner! 

Request an Estimate 

Meet the Vibrant and Confident You

If you’re experiencing breast-related insecurity, just know that there’s a reality where you can be the most vibrant and confident version of yourself! Dr. Wallace and our team have helped countless women overcome insecurity and discomfort.  

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