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Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Abnormally large breasts can create social, functional, and physical setbacks for women. Furthermore, uneven and very large breasts can lead to self-confidence issues and overall embarrassment as well as back and neck pain. Dr. Jules Walters is a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA who continues to help countless women get back their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at Walters Plastic Surgery removes excess breast fat and skin as well as unhealthy tissue to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipples/areolas and moves them so they are symmetrical with the new size. A breast lift is also implemented to produce a more taut and younger-looking appearance.

Ideal Candidates

If you are challenged with heavy and overly large breasts that create obstacles in your everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need to get the body you wish for. Breast reduction is helpful for women who experience frustration and worry or find it difficult to live a fulfilled and active life because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with consistent skin issues (as well as back or neck pain), breast reduction surgery can eliminate these medical conditions. It's crucial that patients are at a normal weight and choose a trained surgeon like Dr. Walters who listens to their desired outcome and has the aptitude to create a pleasing and natural appearance.

Surgical Technique

Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient process and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The timing of surgery depends on many factors, including the complexity of the incision, the general reduction technique, and, finally, how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is incorporated for fat and tissue elimination to reduce the breast size. During the private consultation, all of these aspects are addressed with Dr. Walters. The potential for scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, surgical skill and advanced techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in the visibility of scarring. Based on the intricacy of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.

What to Expect

Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely in our comfortable recovery facility and then discharged home to begin the healing process. A small, tube-like draining device is usually inserted near the incision area to reduce bleeding and swelling. A compression bra will be put in place for a few days that will boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will position themselves and settle and the post-surgery effects will dissipate. The vast majority of our patients say they feel more weightless, lighter, and more reassured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic with your new appearance. Keep in mind it is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the outcomes are not affected in a negative way.

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Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Walters has worked with so many women to open the doors for them to regain their body, mind, and spirit and lead a more robust life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During the consultation with Dr. Jules Walters, he will go over all of the steps to attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. Please call our office in New Orleans or Metairie, LA to learn more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

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