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

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Abnormally large breasts can cause social, functional, and physical setbacks for women. In addition, uneven and very large breasts can create self-confidence issues and embarrassment, as well as joint pain. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala helps countless women get back their confidence and feel more comfortable after breast reduction surgery. This aesthetic surgery at A Woman Plastic Surgeon reduces excess breast tissue and redefines and reshapes the breasts to a smaller and perkier size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipples/areolas and repositions them so they are symmetrical and proportionate with the new breast size. A breast reduction includes a breast lift to produce tighter and younger-looking breasts.

Ideal Candidates

If you are challenged with heavy and overly large breasts that interfere with your lifestyle, cosmetic breast reduction may be a good option to attain the reduced size and uplifted shape you desire. This surgery is helpful for women who find it difficult to lead an active life because of the weight of their breasts or deal with ongoing skin issues (or back or neck pain). It is important that patients find a trained surgeon, like Dr. Mizgala, who understands their desired outcome and has the surgical experience to produce a pleasing and natural appearance.

Surgical Technique

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed with general anesthesia. The timing of surgery is dependent upon many factors, including the overall reduction technique and how much reduction and lifting is required. The nipple and areola repositioning is important as part of the breast lift once the excess tissue is removed. During the private consultation, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Mizgala. Scar placement is reviewed and techniques to minimize visible scarring are important. Depending on the intricacy of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be incorporated. The breast tissue will be removed, and the existing tissue and skin will be tightened.

What to Expect

After surgery, you will be observed closely in our comfortable recovery facility and then discharged home to heal. A supportive bra is to be worn 24 hours a day for 6 weeks to support the lifted breasts. Within about a month, the breasts will position themselves and settle, and the post-op bruising and swelling will dissipate. Our patients at A Woman Plastic Surgeon report they feel more comfortable, lighter, and more confident. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes and bathing suits you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic with your new appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
The cost of your breast reduction surgery can range between $9,800 - $12,000. It's important to note that this surgery may use various techniques, including liposuction, as well as nipple repositioning. Each surgical case varies. During your consultation, a personalized treatment plan will be outlined, including a breakdown of the costs. Breast reduction surgery often causes a significant improvement in a patient's life so our team will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment affordable.

Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be shifted up to a higher position on the breast during the surgery. Dr. Mizgala will choose a technique, like the anchor incision, so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. The areola is usually reduced and lifted. All of these options will be discussed during your consultation as Dr. Mizgala helps you decide on the best plan to achieve your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, some cannot. Newer techniques in breast reduction surgery increase the chances that you will be able to breastfeed after having this procedure.

Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
After breast reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery that's easy for you to maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you should do after to ensure you are happy with your results.

What About Nipple Sensation?
In most patients, nipple sensation is maintained and sometimes even improved after breast reduction surgery. However, after very large breast reductions, some patients do report decreased nipple sensation.

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Procedure Details

Average Cost  
$9,800 - $12,000
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
3 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month
Procedure Recovery Location  
Home
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Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Mizgala has helped countless women reclaim their health for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During your first visit at A Woman Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mizgala will go over all of the options to reach your desired outcome and tailor a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. Please call our practice in Metairie, LA to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.