Breast Asymmetry

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Breast Asymmetry Surgery Overview

When a woman has breast asymmetry, her breasts could be different cup sizes or one breast could be droopier than the other, causing an unbalanced look. Many women have breast asymmetry, and suffer from embarrassment, which can affect women’s daily lives, sexuality and confidence. Many women seek breast asymmetry surgery as a way to create balance in their breasts.

During breast asymmetry surgery, the surgeon may either use breast augmentation or breast reduction, depending on which is needed to restore balance. During breast augmentation, an incision is made either under the armpit, in the crease below the breast, around the areola (nipple) or navel. The surgeon places the breast implant inside the pocket under the breast tissue. With breast reduction, an anchor-shaped incision is made on the breast and excess fat tissue is removed. The incision is closes thereafter and breast size is reduced as a result.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in breast asymmetry surgery, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for Breast Asymmetry Surgery

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having breast asymmetry surgery will result in more balanced breasts. Balanced breasts may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Breast asymmetry surgery differs from other types of breast procedures, which will also change the look of the breasts. Some surgeons will use different techniques to achieve successful breast symmetry. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of breast asymmetry:

  • Is breast augmentation or breast reduction recommended for me?
  • What incision options are available to me?
  • What are the risks associated with the procedure?
  • There are two options for implant placement: above and beneath the chest muscle. There are many benefits for sub-muscular (below the muscle) placement, and many surgeons will only use this placement unless there is significant reason to place the implant above the muscle. Have your surgeon explain the benefits and risks of both.
  • How long will recovery take?
  • What are the costs involved with this surgery?

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Breast Asymmetry Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result.

Breast Asymmetry Surgery Recovery

Once your breast asymmetry surgery is complete, your surgeon will give you instructions about changing the gauze and maintaining cleanliness of the incision area, positions for sleeping, including tips on how to raise your arms, breathing and massages. Most patients feel tired for the first 48 hours and experience bruising and soreness. Some experience pain, swelling, redness or bleeding. It is recommended to avoid physical exercise, lifting and pushing for 2 weeks after the stitches are removed. Patients should allow at least 2 months for complete recovery.

Breast Asymmetry Surgery Risks

Make sure your surgeon addresses all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction. During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • What are the risks associated with anesthesia?
  • Will I experience hardening of the breast tissues?
  • Will I lose sensitivity in my nipples?
  • If I have implants, will they rupture or leak?
  • Will I be able to breast feed?
  • What can I do if I am unhappy with the results?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with breast asymmetry surgery nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Breast Asymmetry Surgery Long Term Results

Breast asymmetry correction can play a big part in your confidence and self-esteem. After breast asymmetry surgery, you will be able to wear clothes that fit better and look balanced in your bust area. It is important to remember that as we get older, the pull of gravity can affect droopiness of in breasts. Even if gravity takes effect, the breasts will be more equal in size and weight and will undergo changes evenly.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon; therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in breast asymmetry surgery, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon.