I hate having one breast larger than the other. Is there a breast surgery that can fix a full cup size difference? Do some women get only 1 breast implant to increase breast volume on one side?
One Breast Larger Than the Other
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Correction of significant breast asymmetry usually requires modification of larger breast
Simply placing an implant in the smaller breast will not compensate for the asymetry. This is because the larger breast has more skin and usually rests lower on the chest.
Soft tissue expansion of the smaller breast can occaisionally compensate by stretchning the skin of the samller breast to create some sagging of the breast to match the larger side.
However more commonly, the larger breast is reduced or lifted to create a symetrical position and the smaller breast is enlarged with an implant. Both breasts may be enlarged at this operation if desired.
Thanks for the question. In short, breast asymmetry is common feature among most women. These asymmetries can be congenital or a consequence of changes that occur to the body throughout life (as a consequence of breast feeding, for example). There are various solutions to the problem of asymmetry.
Certainly, a breast reduction can be performed on the larger breast to try and achieve symmetry, while another likely scenario is to augment the smaller breast. These decision pathways are generated and are largely depent on the "starting product" or condition of your breasts.
I would recommend following up with your local Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and getting a thorough assessment so that the right management plan can be designed for your particular case.
Best of luck!
Breast asymmetry or uneveness in size
There are many different dimensions to measure when considering treating uneven (asymmetric breasts). If everything else is even, the easiest solutions may be lipsuciton on the larger side. I have included video clips with liposuction used during breast enlargement. More often than not, there are other issues that need ot be treated such as uneven or unequal heights of the nipples, areolae, creases, or skin quantity. This may require more surgery and more icncisions/scars.
Web reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye6l-m47YtE
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Breast asymmetry is a very common condition. In making a decision to achieve symmetry, it is important to decide which breast you like better. In patients who prefer a smaller breast, a reduction of the larger breast is indicated. When patients prefer their larger breast size, enhancement of the smaller one can achieve their desired results. This is typically accomplished by placing an implant in the smaller breast. However, more recent approaches include the use of taking your own body fat as living grafts and transferring them into the breast. This is called autologous fat grafting. Through this process, fat parcels are placed in the breast not unlike planting seeds in the soil. When the grafts integrate into the healthy tissue, they have the potential to last a lifetime. When this occurs, your result is as soft and natural as a normal breast with no implant ever having to be removed. I hope this helps and have a wonderful day. Dr Kayser.
There are many options available to reduce visible asymmetry.
Correction of breast asymmetry
Thank you for an excellent question. Breast asymmetry is extremely common, and can come in three forms:
- Size asymmetry
It is also common to have combinations of the three. In cases of volume asymmetry, this can be addressed through the use of implants in some cases. While it is possible to place a single implant in the smaller side, this rarely leads to optimal symmetry. The breast with the implant tends to have more superior volume than the non-implanted side. Better symmetry is usually obtained by placing implants of different sizes to match the volumes. This will lead to breasts that are more equal in both size and shape.
The other option is to reduce the larger size to match the smaller size. This is a reasonable option if you are happy with the volume of the smaller sized breast.
It is possible to fix asymmetry of a cup size or larger. In order to determine the best options for your breasts, I would suggest consulting with a plastic surgeon experienced in breast surgery. They can discuss the options and help you decide how best to proceed.
Best of luck with your breasts.
Correcting breast asymmetry is a little more difficult than a straightforward breast augmentation
Web reference: http://torontosurgery.ca/Toronto-Breast-Surgery.html
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