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A breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that can decrease the size of the breasts by removing excess fat, glandular breast tissue, and skin. The procedure lifts the breasts while improving the breast shape.
Dr. Cox has long considered reduction mammoplasty procedures a mainstay of his plastic surgery practice and continues to maintain a large volume of patients in need of breast reduction in Baton Rouge.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction
Do you have excessively large breasts? Do they seem out of proportion with the rest of your body? Have you been experiencing chronic backaches due to the weight of your breasts? If so, it may be time to consider breast-reduction surgery.
Anyone who is unhappy or bothered by feeling their breasts are too large may opt to undergo breast-reduction surgery.
Numerous physical and emotional issues, pain, and discomfort can be attributed to overly large breasts. Many women experience joint and muscles pain due to the size and weight of their large breasts. Breast reduction surgery is highly effective in alleviating most of these issues. Back pain, rashes beneath the breasts, neck pain, shoulder pain, and posture problems can all be treated in this way.
Breast-reduction patients are often excited to report the new clothing styles and looks available to them because of their new smaller breasts.
Candidates must be physically healthy and must have no healing issues. Candidates must not be pregnant and must not have upcoming pregnancy plans.
Patients who have a stable body weight are excellent candidates for breast reduction, since weight fluctuations can affect results. Candidates must be fully committed to following recovery instructions as closely as possible to avoid complications while healing.
Dr. Cox will go through your medical history, including any current and past health conditions and any current and past medications during your breast reduction consultation in Baton Rouge. He will listen to your concerns and explain the possible solutions.
It will be important to discuss the expectations you have for the procedure during this consultation. This way, Dr. Cox can create a surgical plan with your aesthetic goals in mind.
Dr. Cox will present your surgical plan and discuss the details of the breast reduction surgery. You will learn about the preparation steps, the surgery itself, the recovery process, cost, and your potential results. He will show you photos of past results so you can develop realistic expectations.
You are encouraged to raise any concerns with Dr. Cox so he can address them during your consultation. He may ask you to stop taking certain medications or switch to different medications while preparing for the surgery.
How Is a Breast Reduction Performed?
Breast reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and is often covered by health insurance. The duration of the surgery will depend on the surgical plan and the degree of reduction needed to achieve the goals of the patient.
Reduction mammoplasty is generally carried out under general anesthesia. The form of anesthesia to be used for your surgery will be discussed with you during the consultation. Incisions will be made after the anesthesia has taken full effect and you are comfortable for the procedure.
Decades of breast reduction experience will allow Dr. Cox to fashion a surgical procedure best suited for your individual circumstance. Most patients will have an anchor-shaped incision and drain tubes are not commonly used. Typical operative times are less than two hours. Most reduction mammoplasties effectively lift the breast, improve breast shape, and markedly improve the physical and emotional symptoms of large and heavy breasts.
How Soon Will You Recover?
Recovery following reduction mammoplasty requires limited activity and pain management early but quickly becomes very manageable. Patients must wear a surgical bra without underwire to support their breasts as they heal. Most patients are able to return to work around 2 weeks after their breast reduction in Baton Rouge.
The overall satisfaction rate with reduction mammoplasty is extremely high. Your breast reductions results will be permanent, but it is important to note that aging and other factors will still affect the appearance of your breasts.
Plan Your Procedure
Pricing for Breast Reduction includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.
Breast Reduction: $6465-$6972
Average Recovery Time 1 to 2 weeks
Average Procedure Time 1 hour
*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and the scope of the procedure. Cost and payment options for your breast reduction in Baton Rouge will be discussed during your consultation.
Contact Us for Your Consultation
To set up a consultation for your breast reduction in Baton Rouge, contact the office of Dr. Gary Cox today. Dr. Cox has numerous satisfied patients and will be happy to help.