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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

Ease neck, back, and shoulder pain with a Breast Reduction
Can be performed in conjunction with other Procedures
Comfortable, Friendly Staff, Performed In-Office


Dr. Taylor Theunissen, Baton Rouge Breast Reduction Surgeon


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. Depending on the patient, a breast lift may also need to be performed in tandem. 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.



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 to 4 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 at least 6 to 8 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.


On average, a breast reduction procedure costs around $6,000. Insurance does not normally cover cosmetic procedures such as breast reduction. That being said, the possible physical and medical problems which may occur from large breasts may allow for insurance coverage. Our billing and insurance coordinator will work closely with the insurance company to confirm the details and provide you with a final estimate.

•   Average Cost: $6,000

•   Recovery Time: 2-3 Weeks

•   Average Procedure Time: 2-4 Hours

•   Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient

•   Where: In-Office Operating Room

•   Insurance: Insurance may cover Breast Reduction




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.


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 to learn more on reduction mammaplasty 


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.

Breast Reconstruction - A.L., Facebook & Google Review

“I was referred to Dr. Theunissen by my oncologist Dr. Bowie. This was not a surgery I wanted to do but needed to do, and I had a lot of anxiety. He really eased my mind by answering all my questions. I trusted Dr. Theunissen & his staff to take care of everything, and I’m glad I did! I could not be more happy & healthier now!! :-))”

L.C., Facebook Review

“I travel from Alexandria to Baton Rouge to see Dr. T, even for minor treatments such as Botox and/or fillers. In treating me, Dr. T has set the bar so high, I don’t even inquire about local doctors anymore. They just won’t measure up. Oh, I’m sure we have good doctors here, but Dr. T is great! You can trust Dr. T. He listens to your concerns and goes out of his way to see that you are happy. He instantly puts even the shyest person at ease. Let me not neglect to mention Dr. T’s phenomenal staff! He has the best nurse and reception area 🙂 Thank you, Dr T & Staff 🙂 Blessings, Lydia Cortello”

C.O., Facebook Review

“My experience with Dr. Theunissen and his staff was exceptional. I had consulted with other groups for my procedure, but decided to travel outside of Lafayette based on his professionalism and attention. His follow-up made me feel that he truly cared about me and my outcome.”

N.S., Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review

“Second plastic surgeon I have been to for breast augmentation. Answers any and all questions and makes you very comfortable. He did an amazing job repairing my previous surgery. I couldn’t be more happy with the results! His nursing and surgical staff are top notch!!” – Nicole Skrintney, Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review

D.M., Google Review

“Dr. Theunissen is a wonderful and devoted doctor. His honesty and kindness are just a few details of the incredible bedside manner he has. He is complimented by the loving and knowledgeable staff that work for him. From the front desk, to his assistants, and the recovery nurses, he has a team that provides the best level of care any patient would hope for. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

L.J., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review

“Dr. Theunissen is absolutely a brilliant surgeon! After complications with breast implants from previous double mastectomy and reconstruction performed by well-known surgeon in New Orleans, Dr. T spent several visits with me explaining Diep Flap procedure. I really did not want to have this surgery; however, it was my best option. I’m so thankful for Dr. Theunissen and his highly experienced staff! My results are fabulous! I smile every day when I think of what a challenge I was and how happy I am today! Oh, by the way, he discovered a small kidney cancer, which was evident on first CT scan at beginning of my cancer journey! He arranged for partial removal of kidney with a fabulous urologist in Baton Rouge. He absolutely saved my life. Dr. Theunissen did his job, God heals!!!”

D.R., Brachioplasty, Facebook Review

“I had considered having my “wings” removed from my arms for years but after losing weight I knew it was time. Dr. T. was recommended by a former patient. All concerns were addressed during my consultation & I’m extremely pleased with my results. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Theunissen.”

L.A., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review

“Dr. Theunissen performed a double breast reconstruction for me, and I have been very pleased with my care and the final results of my surgery. Dr. T knows his field extremely well and is a skilled surgeon and the nicest physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.” 

T.M., Facebook Review

“A generous and compassionate Doctor, great bedside manner”

Y.F., Facebook Review

“He’s excellent!! I appreciate Dr. T as well has his team for giving my son the best care possible.”

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