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Dr. Louis G. Mes, board-certified plastic surgeon, is the area's recognized expert in breast augmentation surgery whom residents in Lafayette, Lake Charles, and the surrounding communities trust for their aesthetic surgery needs.

If you are self-conscious about the shape and size of your breasts and you are considering breast augmentation surgery, you are not alone. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Louis G. Mes, MD is the leading expert in breast augmentation surgery whom women in Lafayette and surrounding communities trust the most when they want to increase the size and fullness of their breasts.

What Is Involved in Breast Augmentation Surgery?

The Procedure

In most cases, Dr. Mes conducts breast augmentation surgery on an outpatient basis. Before Dr. Mes performs breast augmentation surgery, you will be given either local anesthesia with a sedative or general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Mes makes a small incision under your breast so that he can insert either a saline or a silicone breast implant. After the implant is in place, Dr. Mes sutures the incision and places dressing and a surgical bra on your breasts. Once he completes the procedure, you will be transferred to the recovery room for a few hours.

Recovery Time

Most patients are discharged to their homes after breast augmentation surgery with a prescription for pain control medication. Due to the lingering effects of the anesthesia, you will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home. While you need to avoid lifting and strenuous activities for the first few weeks after your surgery, Dr. Mes recommends that patients walk around every few hours to avoid the risk of post-surgical blood clots forming.

Most patients report they experience some discomfort for a couple of days after surgery, but any discomfort is kept well under control with medication. You will likely be able to return to work within two to five days after surgery. You will need to return to the office a week after your surgery so Dr. Mes can remove the dressing and your stitches. Any residual swelling or bruising should disappear in about four weeks.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation in Lafayette, LA?

You may be a candidate for breast augmentation surgery if you have the following characteristics:

  • Have concerns about having small or unevenly sized breasts
  • Find that your clothes that fit well around your hips seem too big around your bust
  • Avoid swim suits, tank tops, or other clothing that emphasizes your breast size
  • Do not plan to lose a significant amount of weight
  • Have breasts that are fully developed
  • Are in reasonably good health
  • Have realistic expectations about the effects of breast augmentation surgery

It is important to note that breast augmentation does not correct sagging breasts. If this is one of your concerns, consider having a breast lift at the same time you have your breast augmentation procedure.

If you want to find out definitively if you are a candidate for breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mes by calling 337-504-4336.

Other Breast Enhancement Procedures Available

Some of the other breast enhancement options offered by Dr. Mes include the following:

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Lafayette, LA?

Since insurance companies consider breast augmentation surgery to be a cosmetic procedure, most health insurance policies do not cover the cost. To make breast augmentation surgery affordable and accessible to as many people as possible, Dr. Mes accepts CareCredit® financing to cover the cost of our services. The application process is easy, and you will be informed of your financing options in just a few hours. We also accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

At his practice, which serves residents of Lafayette, Lake Charles, and surrounding communities, Dr. Mes provides a broad range of plastic surgery procedures and services to address the aesthetic concerns of his patients. He combines his expertise and more than 35 years of experience as a practicing board-certified plastic surgeon, with genuine care and compassion for his patients, to help them achieve the improvements in their appearance they desire. To learn more about plastic surgery, or to schedule an appointment, call 337-504-4336 to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable member of Dr. Mes's staff.