Breast Cosmetic Surgery / Breast Lift - Mastopexy
Mansfield | Arlington | Fort Worth
Breast Lift Mastopexy
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides breast lift or mastopexy to reposition or “lift” sagging breasts, due to the effects of pregnancy, breast-feeding, or weight loss. Flaccid breast skin with loss of elasticity is unable to support the weight of the breast. This condition is termed breast ptosis and can be classified as either first-degree, second-degree, third-degree, or pseudoptosis.
Incisions for a breast lift mastopexy are placed around the dark skin of your areola and/or along the underside breast crease (anchor incision). However, Dr. Michael Thornton provides every effort to minimize the size of your scars and to make them as inconspicuous as possible using natural creases and folds. During the breast lift mastopexy procedure the nipple-areola complex is elevated to a new position and the excess skin is removed, thus restoring your breasts to a more youthful appearance, with more fullness and projection.
Many of our patients choose to have a combination procedure consisting of breast lift with breast augmentation in order to achieve the most desirable effect during a single operation.
What can I expect during my breast consultation?
During your consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations regarding a breast lift mastopexy. Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation.
Where will my breast surgery take place?
All breast augmentation, mastopexy, breast reduction and breast revision procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, a breast lift mastopexy procedure will take 3 – 4 hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case. Furthermore, all breast lift mastopexy procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists and certified anesthesia providers. We do not perform or believe in performing ‘awake’ breast surgery procedures.
Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton
Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He was specifically trained in breast cosmetic surgery and has successfully performed primary breast augmentation, mastopexy with augmentation, mastopexy breast lift, breast reduction and breast revision surgery on numerous clients. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and advanced breast courses to offer the latest techniques in breast cosmetic surgery.