Breast Reduction Surgery for a Healthier, Happier You
Disproportionately large breasts can cause a variety of side effects, both physical and emotional. From relieving back pain to improving self-esteem, breast reduction surgery can alleviate many of these concerns. New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeons Benjamin Boudreaux and Jeffrey Claiborne provide friendly, professional care to help you meet your health and beauty goals. During the procedure, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will precisely remove excess tissue to achieve a more proportionate figure. For more information on breast reduction surgery or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.
What Are the Benefits?
Many women with larger breasts experience physical discomfort, including skin irritation and pain in the back, shoulders, and neck. Additionally, women may feel that their self-esteem and body image suffer, and they may not feel comfortable in certain types of clothing.
Breast reduction surgery is designed to relieve these physical discomforts and restore our patients’ confidence. An expert surgeon like Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can help you achieve a more youthful, proportionate figure. Many of of our patients are not only relieved of pain and discomfort, but are also able to be more physically active. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne strive to ensure each patient is completely satisfied with the results of their procedure, so you can be confident that your body image and quality of life will be significantly improved.
Before you choose to proceed with breast reduction surgery, you will have a personal consultation with Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne. At this appointment, you will discuss your medical history and your treatment goals. Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne will take measurements and gather other information to determine whether the surgery is right for you. Good candidates not only have overly large breasts, but are also non-smokers in good general health.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Most procedures are performed using general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Depending on your needs, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can choose from one of several incision patterns. Incisions can be made around the areola or circling the areola and also extending down to the breast crease. For the most comprehensive modification, the doctor will create an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, down to the bottom of the breast, and along the breast crease.
Through these incisions, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will remove excess fat and skin to achieve a more proportionate breast size for your body. Liposuction may be performed at this time to provide more precise fat removal. In some cases, the surgeon will also reposition the nipple and areola higher on the breast mound to create a more natural, balanced look.
After the recontouring is complete, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will stitch the incisions closed. Special dressings will be applied to protect the breasts. Most patients are able to return home the next day, and some are even discharged the same day as surgery.
The Recovery Period
Afterward, you can expect to take one to two weeks off of work, and at least one month off from physical activity, such as exercise and heavy lifting. You will return to our office for a follow-up with Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne, at which point they will remove your bandages and stitches. You can expect to experience some pain, swelling, and sensitivity after the surgery. Adequate rest, as well as following your doctor’s instructions, can minimize these side effects. You may also be prescribed medication to help manage any discomfort.
Contact Us Today
As leaders in their field, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne provide consistently high-quality surgical care tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs. To learn more about your candidacy for breast reduction surgery, we invite you to contact our practice and schedule a consultation.