One Breast Larger Than the Other
- Asked 4 years ago
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.
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Correcting breast asymmetry is a little more difficult than a straightforward breast augmentation
When you have breasts that a cup size apart, using different size implants, or even multiples stages (having more than one surgery so that a step-wise correction is performed over several months) may be needed to give you a nice results. Most importantly, however, you need to understand that you have two different breasts and you will always have two different breasts, and that surgery can make them more similar but not identical. The goal of surgery is to make you look good when you wear clothes, and to have minimal asymmetry when naked.
I like to say that the girls are sisters and not twins. No two breasts are ever the same before or after. That being said, one can use differently sized implants to help correct asymmetries. That being said, they will never be exactly the same. But this surgery will improve things!
Breast Asymmetry Correction
Thank you for your question. This is a very common problem I see, and has a few straightforward solutions.
The most important decision is to determine which breast size you prefer.
A. If you prefer your larger breast, we can place a breast implant on the smaller breast and then do a breast lift or small reduction with lift of your larger breast.
B. If you prefer your smaller breast, we can simply do a breast reduction with lift of your larger breast.
I recommend an in office consultation to assess your goals and have an experienced board certified plastic surgeon examine you and discuss potential solutions.
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Unevenness in Breasts
Women commonly undergo breast surgery to even out the sizes of their breasts. Most often, methods used are either to reduce the size of the larger breast or augment the size of the smaller breast. This decision can depend on the condition of your breasts. I would recommend obtaining a couple of opinions from board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in breast surgery to ensure the best possible results.
Breast asymmetry is very common and at times only one implant is used. In general I prefer to use an implant on each side as it tends to allow for better symmetry. The larger side can have some tissue removed to equal the smaller side.
In Most Cases, the Goal of Symmetry is Accomplished With a Bilateral Procedure
Breast asymmetry is an extremely common problem amongst women. In most cases, this is relatively minor and women aren’t bothered by it. Occasionally, it can be severe and treatment is necessary.
A multitude of options can be used to treat this problem. These may include breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation, or various combinations of these procedures.
It’s important to realize every patient is unique. They have specific aesthetic goals and unique anatomic findings. The specific treatment for any individual patient will depend entirely upon these issues.
In most cases, the goal of symmetry is most easily accomplished with a bilateral procedure. Occasionally, a unilateral procedure will suffice, but this is unusual.
When the goal is to make the smaller breast larger, the simplest solution is a unilateral breast implant. Unfortunately, if the size differential between the two breasts is small, there may not be a small enough implant to correct the problem. Under these circumstances, bilateral breast augmentation may be necessary. If sag is present, a breast lift may be necessary as well.
In some cases the larger breast may be the primary concern. Under these circumstances, a unilateral breast reduction may be necessary. Occasionally, it’s necessary to perform a procedure on the opposite breast for symmetry. These might include a lesser breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast lift in combination with breast augmentation.
Every patient needs to be considered individually. The treatment plan should be appropriate for their anatomy and aesthetic goals. If you’re considering correction of breast asymmetry, it’s important that you meet with a board certified plastic surgeon. He can help you determine which option is best for you.
Yes, it is definitely possible to address breast asymmetry with breast surgery. In my mind the best way to address this is to add an implant to the smaller breast to increase volume and to reduce and lift the larger breast for a more balanced result.
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