Dr. Stephens

  • 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.


  • Dealing with complications during breast surgery

    Updated: 4:40 PM 10/31/2013

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed options today for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. He also answered viewers' questions about surgery complications.

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Stephens has discussed all the different surgery options for women, post-diagnosis.

    If you have any specific questions for Dr. Stephens, e-mail them to News 2.


  • Post-breast cancer advice

    Updated: 5:12 PM 10/17/2013

    BATON ROUGE- Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens explored different options of breast reconstruction surgery today for people diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Stephens said the type of procedure is different for every body type. He said once you get diagnosed with breast cancer, you can start exploring your reconstructive... (More)

Health Stories

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    Medicare bought meds for dead people

    October 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A government watchdog agency says Medicare's prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem apparently started with a bureaucratic rule that's now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general... more »