Breast Reduction Baton Rouge
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.
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.
Dr. Cox has long considered reduction mammoplasty procedures a mainstay of his plastic surgery practice and continues to maintain a large volume breast reduction practice.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction
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. 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.
Dr. Cox will go through your medical history, including any current and past health conditions and any current and past medications. 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.
How Is a Breast Reduction Performed?
Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and often covered by health insurance. The procedure may be performed at a local hospital or at our office surgical facility, Cumberland Surgical Center.
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.
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 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. Most patients are able to return to work within 2 weeks.
The overall satisfaction rate with reduction mammoplasty is extremely high. The results are permanent.
Plan Your Procedure
Estimated Cost $5800-6250
Average Recovery Time 1 to 2 weeks
Average Procedure Time 1 hour
Contact Us for Your Consultation
To set up a consultation for your breast reduction, contact the office of Dr. Gary Cox today. Dr. Cox has numerous satisfied patients and will be happy to help.