Dr. Stephens

  • 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.

     

  • Breast cancer awareness month

    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)
  • Breast cancer awareness month

    Updated: 6:02 PM 10/3/2013

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed options today for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, including different types of reconstruction surgeries. He said if you're over 50 and haven't gotten a mammogram yet, now is the time. Mary Bird Perkins offers free mammograms in their... (More)
  • News 3D imaging for plastic surgery patients

    Updated: 4:54 PM 9/19/2013

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed a new way for patients to see how plastic surgery could affect them today on News 2 at 4. He showed new 3D imaging technology that takes pictures of a person's body, and then simulates what different surgical procedures can do to... (More)

Health Stories

  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000
    UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    August 28, 2014

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to... more »