Dr. David Slatton is a top plastic surgeon in Carmel, Indiana who specializes in plastic surgery of the body, breast and face. Dr. Slatton has fellowship training in cosmetic surgery with world renowned plastic surgeons. He offers state of the art procedures for breast augmentation, breast lifts, and breast reduction. He is also an expert body contouring surgeon and offers procedures including high lateral tension abdominoplasty (a state of the art tummy tuck and liposuction procedure), mini-abdominoplasty, body lifts, arm lifts, thigh-buttocks lifts, inner thigh lifts, buttocks augmentation, and liposuction. Dr. Slatton peforms facial rejuvenation procedures including eyelid surgery, brow lifts, forehead lifts, face lifts, neck lifts, fat injections, facial liposuction, facial implants, and rhinoplasty.
Painting by Dr. Slatton
David S. Slatton, M.D.
9650 North Augusta Drive
Carmel, Indiana 46032
Phone: (317) 733-8200
Top cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed:
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Male Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures
About Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Slatton
Indiana Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Slatton serves the Indianapolis area and offers a full spectrum of procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, and more. Dr. Slatton has been in plastic surgery practice for ten years.
Dr. Slatton is also an accomplished and award winning artist, and has shown and sold his paintings professionally. View Dr. Slatton's original art work.
Dr. Slatton is committed to providing his patients with the excellent care throughout the process of their procedure. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Slatton will personally take the time that you need to discuss your procedure.
Breast Reduction surgery is performed to help treat symptomatic breast hypertrophy (large breast size). It is also has cosmetic value in that the appearance of the breast is improved by lifting of the nipple areola, change in breast shape, and reduction in breast size. Symptoms due to heavy and sagging breasts include upper back pain, neck pain, bra strap grooving, and rashes in the breast folds. Breast Reduction surgery for symptomatic breast hypertrophy can be covered by some health insurance plans. A certain amount of breast tissue removed is required for most health plans to cover the costs of the surgery. Smaller reductions are usually not covered by health insurance plans.
Dr. Slatton uses the Vertical Mammoplasty technique in a majority of breast reductions. This technique, which was pioneered by plastic surgeon Dr. Madeline LeJour, avoids the horizontal incisions, which comprise the "anchor" pattern of scarring with breast reduction surgery. Although the horizontal incisions may be required with the Vertical Mammoplasty technique, the scars are shorter and don’t run into the pre sternal skin or axilla.
Vertical Mammoplasty breast reduction may be combined with liposuction of the axillary region and tail of the breast. Wrinkling of the breast skin in the lower half of the breast is present initially after Vertical Mammoplasty. However this usually smoothens after time as the breast tissue settles and the skin contracts. This process usually takes 3 to 6 months. Although the future shape of the breast is not immediately apparent after the Vertical Mammoplasty breast reduction technique is used, the long-term benefits are a better breast shape and prevention or significant reduction of the horizontal breast crease scar.
Breast Reductions are performed as an outpatient procedure. A friend or family member must accompany you to and from the surgery center or hospital on the day of surgery. Some discomfort after surgery is inevitable, but this can be significantly reduced with prescription pain medication, which is taken at regular intervals for the first several days after surgery. Be prepared to take at least a few days off work after the surgery until you no longer require prescription pain medication during the daytime hours.
Many patients can return to work within a week of the surgery. However, physical activity restrictions that apply for home and work will be necessary in the immediate postoperative period. Activities at home or work related which require lifting or carrying objects greater than five pounds, are prohibited for the first three weeks after surgery. Patients can begin limited exercise three weeks after breast reduction surgery and most people can return to full activity, with a few exceptions, 6 weeks after surgery.
The final postoperative appearance of your breast shape may take 4 months or longer to occur. Taping and applying adhesive silicone gel strips to the incision scars helps improve the early postoperative and final scar appearance. Although many breast reduction scars have an acceptable and often excellent appearance in the first months following the procedure, it may take up to a year for the scars around the areola, and on the lower breast to reach their final appearance. It is important that you attend your post op visits to optimize your final result.
David S. Slatton, MD
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Board of Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery