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Cynthia Mizgala MD FACS

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Breast Reduction

Women who are seeking relief from the excessive weight of large breasts opt for breast reduction surgery. After surgery, a patient's breasts are more proportional to the rest of the body; shape and size are reduced thereby alleviating physical symptoms associated with massive breast volume.

Minimal Scar Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Cynthia Mizgala, MD FACS, specializes in minimal scar cosmetic breast surgery. She will customize an operation to attain an enhanced but natural appearance. Whatever your goal, Dr. Mizgala is dedicated to leaving you with the beautiful breasts you desire without leaving a hint that they were surgically perfected.

Complex Reconstructive Breast Surgery

WWith special fellowship training in complex breast surgery, Cynthia Mizgala MD FACS can master more complex reconstruction cases such as developmental deformities in teens, tubular breast, breast asymmetries, biopsy related.

How To Prepare For Breast Reduction Surgery.

The goal of Cynthia Mizgala MD and her entire team is to make your surgical experience as easy, safe, and comfortable for you as possible.

Dr. Mizgala may recommend a baseline mammogram before surgery and another mammographic examination some months after surgery. This will help to detect any future changes in your breast tissue. Following breast reduction, you will still be able to perform breast self-examination. Breast reduction surgery will not increase your risk of developing breast cancer.

If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery. Dr. Mizgala will provide you with additional preoperative instructions.

Breast reduction surgery may be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis. If you are to stay in the hospital or surgical facility, it will most likely be for only one night. Whether you are released the day of surgery or the following day, you will need someone to drive you home and to stay with you for the next day or two.

What To Expect During Breast Reduction Surgery.

Dr. Mizgala will perform your cosmetic breast surgery at a licensed surgical facility. Usually, a general anesthetic is administered, so that you will be asleep throughout the procedure. When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. In many instances, small drain tubes will have been placed in your breasts to help avoid the accumulation of fluids. Gauze dressings will be placed on your breasts and covered with an elastic bandage or surgical bra.

Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

The day after surgery, Dr. Mizgala will encourage you to get out of bed for short periods of time. After several days, you will be able to move about more comfortably. Straining, bending and lifting must be avoided, however, since these activities might cause increased swelling or even bleeding. You may be instructed to sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your breasts.

Any surgical drains will be removed a day or two after surgery, at which time your dressings may also be changed or removed. You will be instructed to wear a support bra for a few weeks, until the swelling and discoloration of your breasts diminishes. Generally, stitches will be removed in stages over a period of approximately three weeks, beginning about one week after surgery.

You may notice that you feel less sensation in the nipple and areola areas. This usually is temporary. It may, however, take weeks, months or even more than a year before sensation returns to normal. Your breasts may also require some time to assume a more natural shape.

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4720 South I-10 Service Rd. West
Suite #105, Metairie, LA 70001

Complimentary Parking at Lakeside Medical Office and Tulane-Lakeside Hospital.

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