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.
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.
"Dr. Ellsworth performed a Flap surgical procedure on me. I had a stage 4 isheal pressure ulcer that required removal of tissue to the bone. I then had to lay on my side for 5 weeks in an LTAC facility.Dr. Ellsworth and his staff took very good care of me pre and post-op, which was over 1 year. He has an exceptional bedside manner. He and his entire staff are very professional. He takes time with his patients.In addition, Dr. Ellsworth did a procedure on our 22 year old son to remove excess skin from his tummy after he lost 65 lbs."- B.V. / Google / Jul 30, 2016
"Ally is always extremely nice to me, I'm super happy with my results and the care I'm currently receiving from her and had received from Dr. Ellsworth in the past. Very professional team! Highly recommended !!"- M.B. / Google / Jun 27, 2020
"I am grateful to my oncologist for referring me to Dr Ellsworth. I appreciate that his office is organized & his staff are conscientious & kind. His receptionists, PA’s & surgical nurse are excellent at their jobs. They are very caring individuals. I highly recommend Dr Ellsworth for the following reasons: -He is a highly skilled plastic surgeon -communicates well with other physicians involved -great bedside manner -he genuinely cares about his patients -he gave me back what cancer took from me. I’m very happy with my reconstruction! Joanne Wilson"- J.W. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"From the second you walk in you’re welcomed with a smile. The entire staff was extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Ellsworth made me feel at ease before and after my procedure with his amazing bedside manner."- A.M. / Google / Feb 08, 2020
"I am grateful to my oncologist for referring me to Dr Ellsworth. I appreciate that his office is organized & his staff are conscientious & kind. His receptionists, PA’s & surgical nurse are excellent at their jobs. They are very caring individuals. I highly recommend Dr Ellsworth for the following reasons:-He is a highly skilled plastic surgeon -communicates well with other physicians involved -great bedside manner-he genuinely cares about his patients -he gave me back what cancer took from me. I’m very happy with my reconstruction!Joanne Wilson"- J.W. / Google / Feb 08, 2020
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.
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.