Dr. Stephens

  • Dr. Stephens on 'Vacation Breasts' surgery fad

    Updated: 5:01 PM 11/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday to talk about a new trending procedure called vacation breasts. Dr. Stephens says it is a low risk procedure that involves temporary saline injections for the temporary experience of what it... (More)
  • Dr. Stephens on outpatient surgery safety checks

    Updated: 5:13 PM 11/6/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday afternoon to talk about safety precautions every patient should take before having an outpatient surgical procedure. Dr. Stephens says there are a few easy steps to make sure there will be no... (More)
  • Breast reconstruction with tissue transplants

    Updated: 5:17 PM 10/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens visited the studio again to talk about reconstructive surgery techniques for breasts. Last week, Dr. Stephens discussed more expensive surgical techniques for this type of surgery that uses implants and tissue... (More)
  • Non-invasive surgery can give you a new look

    Updated: 5:16 PM 9/11/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday afternoon to talk about non-invasive, surgical and minimally invasive procedures that can restore the youthfulness to your overall appearance. The doctor cautions that there are some types and degrees of facial aging... (More)
  • Anesthesia for same-day surgery

    Updated: 6:04 PM 8/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens visited our 4 p.m. broadcast to talk about the inherent advantages of modern anesthesia techniques for making elective surgery safe and easy. The doctor says anesthesia has been something that makes people considering elective surgery shy away from the procedures they really... (More)
  • Dog bites keeping ER busy

    Dog bites keeping ER busy

    Updated: 5:06 PM 6/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to a local plastic surgeon, dog bites are one of the most common injuries for children going to the emergency room. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens said nearly half of kids under the age of 12 have been bitten by a dog, and most of... (More)
  • Tightening loose skin through plastic surgery

    Updated: 5:09 PM 3/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Stephens talked about plastic surgery to tighten skin Thursday on News 2 at 4.

    He says the surgery gets rid of loose skin for people who have lost 50 or more pounds.

    In addition to helping people look better, Dr. Stephens says the surgery helps people feel better about themselves.

  • Dr. Stephens on male breast tissue growth

    Updated: 4:55 PM 2/13/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Urban legends that marijuana use could cause "man boobs" may have more truth behind it than people think. The condition, scientifically known as gynecomastia, triggers men to grow breast tissue. There aren't many studies that can prove the legend wrong since marijuana is still largely illegal... (More)
  • The long-term effects of smoking on appearance

    Updated: 5:02 PM 1/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Stephens stopped by the set of News 2 at 4 to discuss smoking and its effect on aging, especially amongst twins.

    Dr. Stephens told News 2's Brittany Weiss that smoking harms more than just your lungs and other organs. It can also impact your appearance.

    Dr. Stephens used pictures of identical twins to emphasize his point. In each comparison, one twin was a smoker, and the other lived a smoke-free lifestyle.

  • Easing fears of anesthesia

    Updated: 4:52 PM 12/5/2013

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens talked about what to do if you want plastic surgery, but are scared of anesthesia today on News 2 at 4.

    He talked about the different options like conscious sedation but said it's best to go under anesthesia.

    If you have any plastic surgery questions, e-mail Dr. Stephens.


Health Stories

  • DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La
    DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    November 27, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9. She says parents, teachers, health care professionals and others are welcome.... more »