It is not uncommon for women to be dissatisfied with the shape and size of their breasts. Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers breast surgery to patients in Lafayette, LA, who want to enhance their figures and improve their self-image. 

What is Breast Surgery?

Breast surgery improves the shape and size of your breasts by reshaping your natural tissues. For patients who want to change the size of their breasts, we recommend breast augmentation and breast reduction. Some patients have sagging breasts but do not necessarily want to make their breasts larger or smaller. For these patients, we recommend breast lifts. Other breast surgeries include advanced breast reconstruction and correction of gynecomastia in men.

Breast Surgery Procedures

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Gynecomastia

Benefits of Breast Surgery

  • Enhance appearance
  • Improve symmetry
  • Restore balance
  • Boost confidence

How is Breast Surgery Performed?

Removing excess skin, fat, and breast tissue during the procedure gives you the most natural-looking results. For breast enlargement, the procedure also requires the use of saline or silicone implants. Your plastic surgeon describes the advantages and disadvantages of each type of implant, as well as the recommended size of implant to fit your individual body type.

Breast surgery requires the use of general anesthesia, so your plastic surgeon will also discuss your overall health, including medical conditions, medications, lifestyle, and other factors.

Preparing for Breast Surgery

  • Make arrangements for someone to drive you to and from your procedure
  • You are also advised to have a friend or relative to stay with you for the first 24 hours following your procedure

Breast Surgery Recovery

The most common symptoms after breast surgery include soreness in the chest area, itching and sensitivity around the incision site, and discomfort when raising your arms. Everyone’s tolerance is different so you may categorize the discomfort from mild to moderate.*

*Take note individual results may vary

What Does Breast Surgery Cost?

We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs.  To learn more, call our office today.

Is Breast Surgery Right for Me?

Our physicians will help you make a final determination. However, if you are generally unhappy about the appearance of your breasts, we encourage you to schedule a breast surgery consultation to discuss your options.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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