Breast Reduction Mammaplasty

Breast reduction

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides breast reduction to reduce the size of your breasts.  Common complaints that necessitate a breast reduction surgery include: neck pain, back and shoulder pain, shoulder notching from a tight bra strap, irritation and infection of the skin under the breast, and difficulty in finding appropriate fitting tops and blouses.

Incisions for breast reduction are placed around the dark skin of your areola and/or along the underside breast crease thus creating an anchor incision using a superior or superior-medial vascular pedicle and a Wise-pattern skin resection. 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 and providing scar tape following your surgery.  During the breast reduction procedure the nipple-areola complex is elevated to a new position and lower breast tissue and skin is permanently removed, thus restoring your breasts to a smaller and youthful appearance, with more fullness and projection.

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 breast reduction surgery.  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, breast reduction surgery  will take 3 – 5  hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case.  Furthermore, all breast reduction surgeries 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.

Dr Michael Thornton

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.