Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

BREAST REDUCTION BATON ROUGE LA

Baton Rouge Breast Reduction Surgery Information And Pricing

Reduction mammaplasty – In order to improve the appearance of problematic large or sagging breasts, Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Taylor Theunissen, performs Breast Reduction surgery to help women achieve the breast shape and size they desire while reducing the overall size by tissue removal.

While having large breasts may be a desirable trait for many women, there are those who have extremely large ones, which can prove to be the cause of many physical health issues. In short, large breasts can be very problematic. Women with large breasts often find it hard to wear their favorite clothing. They also find it harder to exercise and have to deal with other uncomfortable issues such as scarring, skin infections, and back pain. Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Theunissen helps his patients with breast reduction surgery in order to reshape the breasts to an attractive, smaller and more manageable size. During a breast reduction procedure, liposuction is used to remove excess amounts of tissue and fat, while the breasts are reshaped to look more proportional to the rest of the body. If you have noticed this problem and you feel frustrated, there’s no need to be. Dr. Theunissen will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the breast reduction procedure and ensure a full recovery.

You may be an ideal candidate for Breast Reduction with Dr. Theunissen if your breasts are

• Too big for your frame
• Heavy
• Different sizes
• Causing back, neck, and/or shoulder pain due to the breast weight or size
• Causing skin problems on underside of the breasts

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Dr. Theunissen’s Approach To Breast Reduction

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

Since it is important to find a highly skilled and experienced surgeon to carry out this procedure, Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Theunissen may prove to be your best choice in helping you achieve great results from your breast surgery. A breast lift is also needed to be performed in tandem with a breast reduction because the skin has already been stretched.  During the procedure, liposuction is implemented to remove the excess fat while the loose skin is excised and tightened, as a result, issues of breast asymmetry are also taken care of during this procedure.

DURING AND AFTER SURGERY

It is extremely important to have your breast reducing surgery performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to insure all the rules and regulations, that maximize patient care and safety, are followed. This type of plastic surgery procedure usually takes around 2.5 to 3 hours and the patient will be advised to use a compression bra to protect the breasts for a few weeks. While it is okay for the patient to resume their work a week after the procedure, physical activities and strenuous chores should be avoided for 3-4 weeks to allow the incisions to heal properly and avoid any complications. While the patient will witness immediate results, sensation to their nipples will return gradually, and in some cases, may take up to a year.

Dr. Theunissen’s Approach To Breast Reduction

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

Since it is important to find a highly skilled and experienced surgeon to carry out this procedure, Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Theunissen may prove to be your best choice in helping you achieve great results from your breast surgery. A breast lift is also needed to be performed in tandem with a breast reduction because the skin has already been stretched. During the procedure, liposuction is implemented to remove the excess fat while the loose skin is excised and tightened, as a result, issues of breast asymmetry are also taken care of during this procedure.

DURING AND AFTER SURGERY

It is extremely important to have your breast reducing surgery performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to insure all the rules and regulations, that maximize patient care and safety, are followed. This type of plastic surgery procedure usually takes around 2.5 to 3 hours and the patient will be advised to use a compression bra to protect the breasts for a few weeks. While it is okay for the patient to resume their work a week after the procedure, physical activities and strenuous chores should be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks to allow the incisions to heal properly and avoid any complications. While the patient will witness immediate results, sensation to their nipples will return gradually, and in some cases, may take up to a year.

Plan Your Procedure

On average, a breast reduction procedure costs around $6,000. Insurance may cover cosmetic procedures such as breast reduction. The possible physical and medical problems which may occur from large breasts may allow for insurance coverage, however, Dr. Theunissen does not curretly accept insuranc for breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure that takes 2.5 – 3 hours of surgery time and 1-2 weeks of recovery. Strenuous activities should be avoided for 3-4 weeks after surgery.

Average Cost

$6,000

Recovery Time

1 – 2 WEEKS

Average Procedure Time

2.5 – 3 HOURS

RECOVERY LOCATION

OUTPATIENT

PROCEDURE LOCATION

IN-OFFICE OPERATING ROOM

INSURANCE

DR. THEUNISSEN DOES NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE FOR BREAST REDUCTION

BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY FAQ

WHAT IS THE EVALUATION PROCESS?

Before the procedure your Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen will examine your breasts, take measurements and may also photograph your breast to create a medical record. During the examination, the quality of your skin and the placement of your nipples and areolas will also be evaluated. Patients are also asked about their medical history, which will include any medical conditions, on-going medical treatments or drug allergies.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS INVOLVED?

Risks or potential complications are possible during any surgery, and breast reduction surgery is no exception. However, having an experienced and skilled cosmetic surgeon such as Baton Rouge based Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen by your side reduces the risks significantly. That being said, there are some potential complications that may occur, which could require minor adjustments to be made post-surgery, but those rarely occur. Other risks will be fully discussed before the surgery takes place by Dr. Theunissen and his staff so that you are able to make a more informed decision. You may also visit https://www.plasticsurgery.org/reconstructive-procedures/breast-reduction to learn more on reduction mammaplasty

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?

Depending on your health and age, your surgeon will recommend a baseline mammogram before the procedure is carried out, and possibly another mammogram a few months after the breast reduction surgery is carried out. This is to help detect any abnormalities or future changes to the breast tissue following the procedure. It should be noted that breast reduction surgery does not increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer. Apart from preoperative instructions, additional post-operative instructions and guidelines will also be provided to ensure a safe and healthy recovery after the breast reduction procedure.

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THEUNISSEN AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

5233 Dijon Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Call us

 225-218-6108

OFFICE HOURS

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 1pm

Position Results Website & Plastic Surgery Internet Marketing

  

Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Baton Rouge has provided this website for informational purposes and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Denham Springs, Metarie, Hammond and other surrounding cities in Louisiana, including Lake Charles, Lafayette and Shreveport.