Dr. Ember Ewings, performs breast lift surgery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to elevate and contour the breasts after age, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy cause sagging and deflation. Dr. Ewings specializes in breast surgery and has performed over 2,000 breast lift procedures. He customizes each breast lift to match his patient’s unique goals for beautifully-shaped, perky breasts and lifted nipples.
- Breast Lift Before-and-After Results Photos
- Breast Lift Before and After Photos
- What is a Breast Lift?
- Ideal Breast Lift Candidates
- Your Breast Lift Consultation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- The Mastopexy Procedure
- Breast Lift Recovery Process
- The Breast Lift Recovery Timeline
- Frequently Asked Questions about Mastopexy
- Schedule your Breast Lift in Wisconsin Today
Breast Lift Before-and-After Results Photos
Dr. Ewings shares some of his patients’ exceptional results in his online gallery of breast lift before-and-after photos. Each woman’s individual results will vary based on her unique goals.
Breast Lift Before and After Photos
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift (mastopexy) raises, contours, and enhances elongated or sagging breasts that have lost their youthful shape due to weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or age. Dr. Ewings uses advanced technology and cutting-edge surgical techniques to ensure natural-looking results and barely-visible breast lift scars. During breast lift surgery, he removes excess skin, enhances the shape of the breasts, improves the position of the nipples, and tightens the surrounding breast tissue.
Dr. Ewings creates each breast lift plan according to the patient’s unique goals. Mastopexy is a popular choice for women who want to improve the appearance of their breasts without changing their cup size. Breast lift surgery is not designed to increase the size of the breasts. The most obvious breast lift benefit is that the breasts and nipples are elevated and appear more youthful. Additional mastopexy benefits can include:
- A beautifully perky breast position
- Lifts pendulous breasts
- Added firmness & symmetry
- Improved contour after significant weight loss
- Restored breast shape after pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Improved nipple projection
- Reduced irritation under the breasts
- Repair of stretched nipples
- Increased confidence
Ideal Breast Lift Candidates
Ideal mastopexy candidates are in good health, close to their desired weight, and have realistic expectations about the operation and the projected results. Breast lift surgery may be recommended for women who are pleased with the size of their breasts but are dissatisfied with their shape and position.
The best candidates have lax breasts with a flat, elongated shape and areolae and nipples that face downward. Breast implants may be used to enhance the shape of the breast or for patients who desire breast augmentation to increase their cup size.
Dr. Ewings determines each patient’s candidacy during a private consultation. Different types of breasts and varying goals may require a different surgical approach.
Your Breast Lift Consultation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Dr. Ewings is a highly-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Eau Claire in Wisconsin. He specializes in several types of breast surgery, including mastopexy (breast lift), reduction mammaplasty (breast reduction), and breast augmentation (breast enlargement).
The doctor meets with all potential mastopexy candidates at his Wisconsin clinic for a pre-surgical consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Ewings reviews the patient’s health history, performs a physical examination, and carefully listens to the patient’s concerns and goals.
Dr. Ewings takes detailed measurements of the size and shape of the breasts, skin quality, and placement of the nipples and areolas to ensure that a breast lift procedure is a perfect fit. He shares photos from previous breast surgeries and explains different breast lift options. Dr. Ewings then creates a customized surgical plan and explains what to expect before, during, and after the surgery.
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The Mastopexy Procedure
Dr. Ewings performs mastopexy as a same-day surgery at the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Eau Claire in Wisconsin. The breast lift procedure is performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, depending on the extent of the surgery.
The operation typically takes around one and a half hours to perform. Each breast lift surgery varies slightly based on the patient’s goals and anatomy. In general, more significant sagging will require a larger incision. Before the procedure, Dr. Ewings carefully marks the chest to ensure that the nipple and breast projection will match the patient’s expectations after he removes excess skin.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Ewings creates an incision around the exterior of the nipple, extends it downward towards the crease, and may create an incision along the line under the breasts. He removes excess breast skin and reshapes and raises saggy breast tissue.
Dr. Ewings re-drapes the skin around the newly formed breast mound to provide a more rounded and perky appearance. He then repositions the nipple to the desired height while leaving it attached, which preserves the woman’s ability to breastfeed and experience nipple sensations. The patient is discharged soon after the surgery with a support bra in place.
Breast Lift Recovery Process
Dr. Ewings provides each patient with detailed post-operative instructions, along with prescription pain medication and antibiotics. Patients can generally care for their own basic needs during the recovery process.
During the first three days, women often experience light to moderate pain and may use over-the-counter or prescription pain medication to manage their discomfort. The patient must continue to wear a surgical bra to protect the incisions and to help ensure the best breasts at the end of the recovery period.
The Breast Lift Recovery Timeline
One Week: Pain levels significantly decrease by the end of the first week, but the chest area will display moderate swelling and bruises along with pain and soreness around the incisions. Dr. Ewings examines the surgery results after one week and provides instructions for at-home incision care to optimize healing and prevent excess scarring.
Many patients are approved to return to light employment and some daily responsibilities at this time. The patient should continue to avoid bending, straining, or lifting until approved by the doctor.
Two Weeks: Most patients begin to feel normal after two weeks and perform most activities without pain. The incisions are often fully healed at the two-week mark, and the doctor may approve bathing instead of showering.
Four Weeks: Most patients resume their exercise routines after four weeks but must avoid tennis and similar activities that involve intense chest movement.
Six Weeks: The breasts are mostly healed by this time, and patients may sleep on their side or stomach and wear underwire bras. The shape of the breasts will continue to settle during the first few months.
Five Months: Dr. Ewings usually performs the final consultation five months after the procedure. The breasts will look perky and are fully healed at this time.
Why Choose Dr. Ember Ewings
For over a decade, Dr. Ember Ewings has taken pride in delivering excellence in plastic surgical care. She earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in plastic surgery at Saint Louis University. Additionally, she gained extensive experience in pediatric and craniofacial surgery during her fellowship at the University of Tennessee – Memphis, and Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris, France. She is board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Ewings has enjoyed caring for patients of all ages from across the upper Midwest, and performs both cosmetic surgical, non-surgical, and reconstructive procedures. She is delighted to be able to provide outreach services in Durand, Wisconsin.
She owns and operates the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Eau Claire in Eau Claire. Prospective patients can reach Dr. Ewings through her online Consult Form, or at her practice, Plastic Surgery Clinic of Eau Claire – 715.833.2116 or 800.456.8222.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mastopexy
Mastopexy surgery removes excess sagging skin and reshapes the breast tissue to restore firmness, lift the breasts, and improve the location of the nipples on the chest.
The average cost of a mastopexy with Dr. Ewings is $6,100, which includes taxes, surgery fees, anesthesia, and three post-op office visits. Financing options are also available with CareCredit. Dr. Ewings has over thirty years of experience and has performed more than 10,000 surgeries.
Breast lift results are permanent, but the breasts will continue to age over time. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain, and age will stretch the skin and affect the firm breast tissue. Eating a healthy diet and exercising will help the patient to maintain their weight and encourage longer-lasting results.
Complications are associated with every surgical procedure, and the most common mastopexy risks include infection, unfavorable scarring, and sensation changes. These concerns are significantly reduced when an experienced, board-certified surgeon performs the surgery. Dr. Ewings explains the benefits and risks of the procedure to the patient during a private consultation.
The discreetly-placed incisions significantly fade over time, and the faint scars are easily concealed with a bikini top or bra.
The best way to determine if a mastopexy is right for you is to request a private consultation with Dr. Ewings. You may be a good candidate for mastopexy cosmetic surgery if your breasts sag and your nipples hang below the crease under your breasts. You must also be close to your ideal weight and have realistic expectations.
The breast lift recovery time varies slightly depending on the details of the surgery. Most patients are released by the doctor to return to light work and activities after one week. However, patients must avoid heavy lifting, bending, and vigorous exercise for four to six weeks.
Exercises that focus on the chest, upper back, and abdominal muscles will naturally lift sagging breasts. A healthy diet encourages weight loss and reduces excess, dense breast fat. Good posture will improve the position of the chest and help the breasts to appear higher. A bra can offer support, and a push-up bra can lift the breasts for a perky silhouette. Natural options can’t remove excess skin but do provide some lift.
A breast lift creates perky, upright breasts and nipples, but the surgery will not increase the size of the bust. Breast augmentation increases the cup size of the chest but will not lift significantly sagging breasts.
Dr. Ewings will examine your breasts and discuss your concerns and goals before recommending the right surgery for you. He may combine a lift and augmentation if you are experiencing sagging and want to increase your cup size.
Schedule your Breast Lift in Wisconsin Today
Dr. Ember Ewings, is board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a highly-experienced breast surgeon who serves Western Wisconsin and St. Croix Valley. Call 800.456.8222, send an email, or fill out our contact form to request a private consultation with Dr. Ewings at the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Eau Claire in Wisconsin.
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