Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) in Houston, TX

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About Breast Lift Surgery

A surgical breast lift is a cosmetic treatment that redefines the breasts by reducing excess skin and pulling tight the existing tissue to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This body reshaping surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who have breast sagging due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift surgery have made this cosmetic surgery so effective that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show around a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV, a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX, offers this cosmetic breast surgery at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery. By incorporating the most advanced methods, Dr. Ellsworth can decide on the proper technique, depending on the level of sag present in addition to the desired aesthetic goal.

Ideal Candidates

You may visit Ellsworth Plastic Surgery hoping to get breast augmentation; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is what you really need. This is because of the severity of breast sagging that is present. Breasts and nipples pointing down generally need a breast lift to correct skin irregularities and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts look elongated, a surgical lift can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a stable weight.

Surgical Technique

Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed using general anesthesia. The timeframe of this surgery depends on the severity of breast sag. The method used for mastopexy surgery generally falls within two categories — these are based on the type of incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the preferred types. Once the incision is made, any excess skin is carefully trimmed away along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. The skin left behind is then pulled tight and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they look younger and healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reduced to match the new shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant can be inserted inside the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Ellsworth before surgery. If a breast lift is the only technique being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a concern, breast implants can be done at a later date.

What To Expect

The overall recovery period for a mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation surgery. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to help with swelling. A tiny tube will also be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess drainage that can sometimes occur after a breast lift. The post-surgical swelling will decrease within a few days. Dr. Ellsworth or a member of his team will provide specific at-home incision care instructions to assist your healing process. Results following a breast lift treatment appear after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest. The breasts will appear natural, and you will feel beautiful and more youthful.

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Healthier-Looking Breasts

Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of countless Houston, TX women. If you suffer from drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prevent you from wearing the clothes you want, a breast lift at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. During your first meeting, a thorough physical exam will be given by Dr. Ellsworth and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will create a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We invite you to contact Ellsworth Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to schedule your first visit.

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