Breast asymmetry correction
Breast asymmetry is essentially breasts which are unequal in size, shape or both. It is normal to have minor differences between your breasts however if there is a great difference, it can result in self-consciousness and difficulty with finding undergarments and clothes that fit. Some women may avoid activities such as swimming or going to the gym for example because of breast asymmetry.
Surgery to correct breast asymmetry may include surgery to one or both breasts. A number of different breast plastic surgery procedures can be used depending on whether an increase or decrease in the size of one or both breasts or a combination of the two is required. A full assessment therefore is important to discuss what needs to be undertaken.
There are three forms of breast asymmetry :
Developmental breast asymmetry
The commonest form of breast asymmetry where the breasts are a normal shape but of unequal sizes
Patients with this form of deformity have small droopy breasts which have a narrow base and a large nipple. It can occur on one side or on both sides
Before & Afters
Frequently Asked Questions
No two women with breast asymmetry are the same and your treatment will be tailored to your requirements as well as the abnormality. In some cases, breast plastic surgery to one breast alone, either augmenting it with an implant or performing a breast reduction procedure may achieve symmetry with the normal preferred breast. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of both breasts then you can opt for a differential reduction (removing different amounts of tissue from each breasts) or a differential augmentation (using different size implants or fat grafting) to match the breasts. After your consultation, the options available to you will be discussed so that you may make an informed decision
Your follow up will usually include a wound check a week after your surgery and a follow up with me after 6 weeks however it very much depends on what procedure is undertaken
These depend on what procedure you eventually have