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.
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.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Dr. Ellsworth and his staff are wonderful. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2015 and my tumor and lymph nodes were removed, as well as a breast reduction, which was one of the best things that has happened for me. I feel great and I think I look better, thanks to Dr. Ellsworth and his expertise. Not only is he and his team, exceptional, but they are so personable too, with a wonderful sense of humor. They make a patient feel so well cared for, in every respect. While recovering, I have written a comedy self-help book about recovering from breast cancer surgery, which I hope will help other patients and hopefully will lighten up an otherwise very harrowing time. Thank you so much for caring for us all. You and your team are unique and I have great affection for you."- B.W. / Facebook / Sep 24, 2017
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
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.