What Is Breast Asymmetry?
Breast Asymmetry surgery covers a range of issues including uneven breasts after a lift and augmentation. It may be that a different technique is performed on each side and there may be a need to perform a number of operations. It is important to discuss all the options at consultation.
Breast asymmetry surgery may be combined with a combination of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic procedures. Breast augmentation, Mastopexy, Mastopexy with implants, breast reduction, autologous fat transfer and other breast reconstructive techniques can be used to correct the optimal result. It is important to discuss all the options for asymmetrical boobs at a consultation.
Breast Asymmetry is not uncommon with more than half the female population having uneven breasts which commonly happens during their teenage years. Breast asymmetry can also occur if a patient has previously undergone breast treatments that have in turn caused uneven breasts after lift and augmentation, this can result in a size difference of up to 15 – 20%. It would be suggested that breasts are like sisters rather than twins and this is very important to know when deciding whether breast asymmetry surgery is needed. When asymmetry causes functional and aesthetic issues breast asymmetry surgery should be considered as it is a permanent fix to the problem of uneven breasts. For many, it is life changing and can dramatically improve one’s confidence.
The first crucial decision is to determine the size of the breasts wanted. If a patient has uneven breasts, they will need to determine the size they would rather have. If one is happy with the size of the smaller breast then it may be possible to reduce the larger breast. If the smaller breast is too large, then the smaller breast can be reduced and the larger breast reduced even further to create a more even appearance. If the smaller breast is insufficient in volume then volume replacement may be required combined with breast asymmetry surgery. The options include breast implants and autologous fat transfer. Breast implants provide a more reliable means of volume replacement when one has uneven breasts.
Once one has determined the appropriate size, one then must concentrate on shape. Shape can be altered by lifting the nipple areola complex and placing the nipples to a similar height. Occasionally the skin of the breast may be tight or constricted and it may mean that there needs to be additional surgery to try and recruit additional skin. Many different options are available and often a combination of mastopexy / breast reduction or breast augmentation. Breast asymmetry surgery can happen either as a one stage or a two stage procedure depending on the needs of the patient.
The consultation for breast asymmetry surgery often requires a number of visits and may involve a number of consultations to try and size patients appropriately. There are often many different options and many different pros and cons to discuss. Choice may depend on whether one has completed one’s family or whether one wishes to breastfeed in the future. Results can alter with time, especially with pregnancy or weight loss and it is likely that over time uneven breasts will be inevitable which will then require further operations. Recovery all depends on the type of surgery one is having. If you would like to learn more on the recovery of breast asymmetry surgery, then you can check out our relevant recovery pages. Contact us today to book your consultation.
Most patients who have asymmetrical boobs will opt for breast asymmetry surgery that is combined with another procedure, meaning that not one operation fits all. Breast asymmetry surgery will not only improve uneven breasts but will also improve your shape and size if desired. The surgery can also repair the breasts from previous breast treatments such as uneven breasts after lift and augmentation. Breast asymmetry surgery before and after images will be provided on the surgery.
There are many possible breasts asymmetry reasons, the main reason is to improve the shape and volume of the breasts to make them look more symmetrical. Other breast asymmetry reasons include improving the shape of the breasts, correct the volume of the breasts and in some cases, can be used as reconstructive surgery.
When one has uneven breasts, they will often look at breast asymmetry surgery to help resolve the issue. Due to breast asymmetry surgery being able to be combined with a range of different procedures, it is difficult to determine asymmetrical breast surgery costs. Once you have had your consultation, you will then know exactly how much it will cost, the time it will take and other relevant pieces of information.