About Breast Reduction Surgery
Excessively large breasts can cause physical and social concerns for women. In addition, extremely large breasts can create insecurity issues and embarrassment, as well as physical aches and pains. Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, TX who has helped countless women regain their confidence and enjoy the life they want through a cosmetic breast reduction. This procedure at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery reduces excess breast tissue and skin to recontour the breasts to a more compatible size. It also reconstructs the size of the areolas and nipples and repositions them so they appear normal with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift is performed to provide a tighter and healthier appearance.
Breast Reduction Ideal Candidates
If you suffer from excessively large breasts that interfere with daily life, a surgical breast reduction may be a good option to achieve the figure you want. This surgery is ideal for women who deal with emotional stress or are not able to lead an active life because of the heaviness of their breasts. If you also have ongoing skin problems (as well as back pain), this surgery can greatly diminish these annoyances. It is important patients are at a stable weight and find a skillful surgeon, like Dr. Ellsworth, who understands their concerns and goals. He has the training to produce a normal and natural appearance.
"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
"Omg!!! I can not say enough good things about dr. Ellsworth and his team. They r truly living angels!!! I'm a modest person and do be diagnosed with breast cancer was horrifying not only because it is breast cancer but because everyone had to exam me. Dr. Ellsworth and his team understood this and treated me with kid gloves. The support and care that i have recieved from him and his team has been outstanding!!! They checked on me multiply times a day throughout my hospital stay. They really go above and beyond! I truly can not say enough good things about him and his team! Thank u Dr. Ellsworth, Dr. Hill, Cecilia, Amanda and everyone u all truly blessed me far more then i ever expected!❤"- L.T. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"I can not say enough good things about Dr. Ellsworth and his team. The care and support they give is out of this world! They r truly angels! They took such good care of me...there is no way I could ever repay them!! Thank u Dr. Ellsworth and team you truly gave me my life back! ❤"- L.U. / Facebook / Nov 19, 2019
Breast Reduction Surgical Technique
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed with general anesthesia. The timeframe for the surgery is dependent upon several factors, including the incision type, the overall surgical technique, and finally, the amount of tissue removal needed. The nipple and areola repositioning is another factor. Typically, liposuction is necessary for tissue and fat reduction to decrease breast size. At the time of the initial consult, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Ellsworth. Scarring is also carefully discussed as it is common to occur. However, modern methods have led to a significant decrease in overall scarring. Depending on the difficulty of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be made. The breast tissue will be removed, and the surrounding tissue and skin will be pulled and lifted.
What to Expect with Breast Reduction
After surgery, our patients will be observed closely in our quiet recovery room and then sent home to heal. A thin tube for draining will most likely be placed near the surgical site to assist with bleeding. A medical sports bra will be worn for several days that will increase blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-op effects will diminish. Most of our patients at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery remark they feel lighter, relieved, and more confident. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you so desire and feel excited about your new shape. Remember, it is still important to stay at a healthy weight so the results are not compromised.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Ellsworth has helped countless women reclaim their health for a fuller life with cosmetic breast reduction. During your first visit to Ellsworth Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ellsworth will talk through all of the options to reach your desired outcome and develop a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. We welcome you to call our practice in Houston, TX to discover more about this exceptional breast reduction procedure.