Having asymmetrical breasts can make a woman feel self-conscious and make it difficult to find bras that fit. Breast asymmetry correction is a surgical procedure to address this problem. Depending on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals, the procedure may involve any or a combination of breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast lift techniques.
Breast asymmetry can be defined as a difference in the volume, form, or position of the breasts. It is a common condition, with some mild asymmetry existing in the majority of women. Small differences in shape or size are not usually a matter of concern. However, differences between the breasts greater than a bra cup size can be a problem.
There is no one set surgical solution for breast asymmetry correction. After an in-depth consultation and careful evaluation of your anatomy, Dr. Smith will custom-tailor a surgical plan specifically for you. Depending on your anatomy and cosmetic goals, the procedure may involve:
Candidates for breast surgery should be non-smokers in good general health. You may be a candidate for breast asymmetry correction if you want a size increase or decrease in one of your breasts or want a more uniform appearance of the areolas and nipples.
Two different sized breast implants can be placed to improve symmetry and add volume at the same time. If saline implants are used, they can be filled after placement, which allows for greater control over the size increase in each breast.
Yes. Autologous fat grafting can be performed to moderately increase the size of the smaller breast (by one to two cup sizes). To be a good candidate for fat grafting, you need sufficient fat for harvesting in another area of the body, such as the belly, hips, flanks, or thighs.