Breast Reduction

About Breast Reduction Surgery

Abnormally large breasts can create social, functional, and physical setbacks for women. Furthermore, uneven and very large breasts can lead to self-confidence issues and overall embarrassment, as well as back and neck pain. Dr. Jules Walters is a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA, who continues to help countless women regain their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa removes excess breast fat and skin as well as unhealthy tissue to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipples/areolas and moves them so they are symmetrical with the new size. A breast lift is also implemented to produce a more taut and younger-looking appearance.

Ideal Candidates

If you are challenged with heavy and overly large breasts that create obstacles in your everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need to get the body you wish for. Breast reduction is helpful for women who experience frustration and worry or find it difficult to live a fulfilled and active life because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with consistent skin issues (as well as back or neck pain), breast reduction surgery can eliminate these medical conditions. It’s crucial that patients are at a normal weight and choose a trained surgeon like Dr. Walters, who listens to their desired outcome and has the aptitude for creating a pleasing and natural appearance.

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Surgical Technique

Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient process conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The timing of surgery depends on many factors, including the complexity of the incision, the general reduction technique, and, finally, how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is incorporated for fat and tissue elimination to reduce the breast size. All of these aspects are addressed during the private consultation with Dr. Walters. The potential for scarring is also scrupulously examined and discussed as it is likely to occur. However, surgical skill and advanced techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in the visibility of scarring. Based on the intricacy of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.

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Post-Op Experience

Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:

  • 24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
  • Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
  • Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
  • Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.
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What To Expect

Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely in our comfortable recovery facility and then discharged home to begin the healing process. A small, tube-like draining device is usually inserted near the incision area to reduce bleeding and swelling. A compression bra will be put in place for a few days that will boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will position themselves and settle, and the post-surgery effects will dissipate. The vast majority of our patients say they feel more weightless, lighter, and more reassured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic about your new appearance. Keep in mind that it is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the outcomes are not affected negatively.

Jules Walters, M.D.
Meet Our Surgeon

Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons, President
  • American Medical Association

His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.

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Credentials You Can Trust

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Credentials You Can Trust

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Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Walters has worked with many women, opening the doors for them to regain their body, mind, and spirit and lead a more robust life with surgical breast reduction. During the consultation with Dr. Walters, he will go over all the steps to attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. Please call our office in New Orleans or Metairie, LA, to learn more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

Exceeding Expectations Daily

Selected Reviews of Dr. Walters

I have had breast implants since 1997. I decided I no longer wanted anything unnatural in my body and made the brave decision to get the implants I have hugged for far too long removed….for good! 
This was the best decision I ever made! Dr. Walters and his staff were amazing from the first introduction. I felt at ease with Dr. Walters and he asked all the right questions to make sure I was comfortable with such a decision. I recovered extremely quickly and their follow through was comforting. Highly recommend Dr. Walters for women who are considering altering their physical appearance in any way. They know what they are doing, and I felt extremely safe in their hands!


Dr. Walters is AMAZING! I have been wanting a breast reduction for years, but I had fear of the recovery process. After browsing for my months I finally gained the courage and set a consult with Dr.Walters. Walking in the office, (that is completely beautiful btw), the receptionist were so welcoming, instantly my nerves went away. When Dr. Walters came in he went straight to the point asking me questions about what exactly am I looking for. He listened to my goal, and he ensured me that he can fulfill my expectations. Well fast forward Dr. Walter surpassed my expectations. The procedure went smoothly, I was home by afternoon. When I officially woke back up from anesthesia, I instantly felt the relief, and noticed the difference. I’m soooo happy with my results! Dr. Walters awesome. I will be back! 

Eternity Crowden

I was extremely apprehensive going in because even after reading all of the reviews there is always that uncertainty of how it will feel. How will I look and will I regret it? I am happy I decided to go through with my breast reduction. Dr. Walters and staff was absolutely awesome from beginning to current. I am just over a month post-op and feel amazing. My upper back pain is a thing of the past. I breathe better, sleep better and look amazing if I do say so myself.

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After years of back pain I decided to look into a breast reduction with Dr. Walters. Immediately the office staff made me feel at ease and welcomed. From the moment the consultation was over I knew that I would choose Dr. Walters and this office to perform the surgery. He was so kind and knowledgeable and I knew he had the skills and vision to help me to have the best possible outcome from the surgery. 

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I was apprehensive about the entire procedure at first. I had the large breast all my life and wanted them gone, still I needed guidance. From day 1 Dr. Walters explained everything thoroughly. He told me what to expect (good and bad), and what my expected outcome would be. My surgery was a breeze…. 

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Your Best You Begins Here

If you would like to learn more about attaining your ideal look with breast reduction, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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Our Patients Say It Best

Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.

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