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Breast Ptosis And Mastopexy

Ptosis is a Greek word that refers to the drooping or falling of a body part. While ptosis can refer to a droopy eyelid, the term is also used for the breasts. When breast tissue droops enough, it drives some women to consider having a breast lift (a/k/a mastopexy). Plastic surgeons classify and grade breast ptosis on a scale of 1-3, with 1 being mild, 2 being moderate and 3 being severe. The level of severity is measured by the distance of the nipple from the inframammary fold. Women with mild breast ptosis generally have a nipple positioned just below the inframammary fold but above the lower pole of the breast. Moderate ptosis involves nipples that are further below the inframammary fold, but still somewhat above the lower pole of the breast. Finally, in severe breast ptosis the nipples are well below the inframammary fold and without any lower pole tissue below the nipple. The grade of breast ptosis is a factor when the breast surgeon determines which approach to mastopexy would most benefit the patient. The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift/mastopexy and combined procedures.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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