Typically, no women have perfectly symmetrical breasts. Often social media portrays images of symmetry that are not realistic. It has to be accepted that smooth differences in both size and shape are acceptable and often not even noticed when measurements of the breast are made, but most of the asymmetrical anomalies in the breasts can make patients conscious.
If your breast’s asymmetry has become a cause of embarrassment and makes you feel less confident, you may consult with Dr Rory and ask for the most appropriate breast solution.
Breast asymmetry can be corrected with various breast surgeries, but breast augmentation surgery is found exceptionally effective in correcting breast asymmetry and making you feel more comfortable both without a bra, naked, and also wearing the clothing of your choice.
What causes breast asymmetry?
Breast asymmetry can be caused for several reasons, including
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Breast ptosis- shrinking of the breast due to the ageing process
- Mastitis – breast infection, generally caused by breastfeeding
- Anomalous shrinking of one breast due to a certain medical condition
- The uneven development of breasts during adolescence
- Virginal hypertrophy – a condition of sudden extreme growth of breasts in adolescent or young adult
- Mastectomy- breast removal to treat breast cancer
- Asymmetry resulting from previous breast treatments or surgeries
- Weight gain or loss
Possible solutions for Uneven/Asymmetrical breasts correction
There are many combinations of treating breast asymmetries depending upon patients wishes and expectations and their desires for breast size and shape. The following is a summary of possible techniques that can be used in combination
- Breast Lift: Breast Lift procedure involves removing excess skin and repositioning the breasts to create a more youthful and lifted appearance. It helps improve breast asymmetry by bringing the breasts to a more precise position on the chest and restoring natural balance and shape.
- Breast Reduction: This procedure removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the larger breast to achieve a more balanced and proportionate appearance. This can help improve breast asymmetry by reducing the size of the larger breast and making it more similar to the smaller one.
- Fat Grafting: Fat grafting is used to balance slightly asymmetric breasts (with a slight difference in volume or shape) – into symmetric breasts. It involves removing fat from one body area and transferring it to the breasts to enhance their size and shape.
- Nipple Reconstruction: This procedure involves reconstructing the nipple and areola after a mastectomy or injury. It can help improve breast asymmetry by creating a more balanced and symmetrical appearance in the breasts.
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure involves inserting a silicone implant into the breast to increase its size and fullness. It can help improve breast asymmetry by adding volume to the smaller breast and making it more similar to the larger one.
How can surgery correct breast asymmetry?
Breast surgery generally falls into three types- we can either make breasts larger or smaller, we can correct the nipple position and areolar size, and we can correct the excess skin. These combinations of surgeries can help you get more symmetrical breasts.
Depending on the severity of your breast’s asymmetry, Dr Rory may recommend a breast augmentation surgery to obtain desired results. It involves placing breast implants in one or both breasts to make them uniform and symmetrical.
Breast augmentation surgery can correct breast asymmetry by adding volume and fullness to the smaller breast. The procedure involves inserting an implant into the breast to increase size. The size and shape of the implant are chosen based on the patient’s desired outcome and the surgeon’s recommendations.
Dr Rory may recommend using different-sized implants to correct and balance the asymmetry of breasts. The placement of the breast implant is adjusted to create the desired results. Overall, breast augmentation surgery can help restore balance and proportion to the breasts, making them look more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.
When is breast augmentation surgery recommended over other breast procedures for asymmetry correction?
Breast augmentation is recommended for asymmetry correction in the following situations:
- When the difference in size is primarily due to lack of volume: If the smaller breast is smaller due to a lack of volume, breast augmentation can be an effective solution.
- When the patient desires larger breasts: Breast augmentation is also a good choice for patients who want to increase the size of their breasts in addition to correcting asymmetry.
- When breast augmentation is needed to balance breast size after mastectomy.
- When there is a significant breast size difference, other breast procedures such as breast lift, fat grafting, or breast reduction cannot fix.
It’s important to note that every patient is unique, and the best course of action will depend on the individual’s specific case and desired outcome. It’s best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr Rory, to determine the best approach for breast asymmetry correction.
Breast augmentation surgery recovery
There would be swelling, redness, and bruising on the breast during the first week. Your breasts will have a waterproof or splashproof dressing over the incision for placement of a breast implant, the scars of which will depend on the particular case. Most commonly, the scars are at the fold underneath the breasts. Dissolvable sutures and special skin glue is applied to the surgical area. Dr Rory often provides a supportive soft non-underwired bra garment to assist the newly augmented breasts. Since the breast tissues are not removed, and only high-quality breast implants are inserted, you can expect the recovery to be faster.
However, you may feel some heaviness in your breast after breast augmentation surgery for a few weeks, but it shall normalize soon.
Post-surgery advice by Dr Rory includes
- No heavy lifting for four weeks
- Avoid strenuous work or exercise for four weeks
- No sweating for four weeks to keep your dressings dry
- No jerky movements of your arms
- Pursue follow-ups without fail
- Follow the surgeon’s instructions and prescribed medications carefully
- And wear the compression garment as prescribed.
Dr Rory McGoldrick is a highly professional plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field, especially in breast surgeries. Equipped with the latest technologies and knowledge, you can expect to seek highly improvised breast surgery that gives the expected results.
Book an appointment with Dr Rory and discuss your breast asymmetry issues and action plan for correcting your breast asymmetry.