Breast Reduction in New Orleans, LA

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What is a Breast Reduction?

Abnormally large breasts can cause social, functional, and physical issues for women. Furthermore, extremely large breasts can create self-confidence issues, overall embarrassment, and physical pain. Dr. Mark W. Stalder is a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA who has helped countless women regain their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle through cosmetic breast reduction. This plastic surgery at Stalder Plastic Surgery reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller size. Breast reduction surgery also reconstructs the size of the nipples/areolas and moves them to look natural with the new breast size. In most situations, a breast lift can be performed to give a more taut and younger-looking appearance.

How Does a Breast Reduction Work?

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgery's timeframe depends upon several factors, including what incision method is used, the general technique, and finally, the amount of tissue removal needed. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is necessary for fat removal to reduce breast size. At the time of the initial consultation, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Stalder. Potential scarring is also carefully examined and discussed as it is likely to occur. However, surgical skills and advanced techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in overall scarring. Depending on the intricacy of the reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be made. Breast fat and tissue will be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be tightened.

Once surgery has been completed, patients will be observed closely in our quiet recovery room and then released home to heal. A draining tube will most likely be inserted near the surgical site to assist with swelling and bleeding. A compression bra will be put in place for a few days to boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. Within about a month, the breasts will position themselves and settle, and the post-op effects will diminish. Most of our patients at Stalder Plastic Surgery remark they feel less weighed down and more self-assured. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you have always wanted and feel enthusiastic about your new contour. Remember, it is still important to maintain a healthy weight so the results are not negatively impacted.

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Dr. Stalder has helped many women regain their health for a more active life by surgically reducing their breasts. During your first visit to Stalder Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stalder will discuss all of the options to reach your desired outcome and create a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There's no reason to continue simply accepting the discomfort or lack of confidence that can accompany oversized breasts. We welcome you to call our office in New Orleans to discover more about the breast reduction procedure.

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I consulted Dr.Stalder about a breast reduction. Dr. Stalder was professional and provided me with confidence and calmness about my decision for breast surgery. He provided excellent guidance in the best way to go about having the procedure, and I am very happy with my choice to go forward.

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