I am a 20 year old girl and my left boob is about a C36 and my right is about half the size.I have constant back and chest pain.I wish to have them fixed to a B cup and was wondering what is the process I must go through and how much I would have to save?
My Breast Are Unequal?
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Fix Unequal Breasts with Lift and Reduction on Left Side Only
Thank you for your question. Your right breast looks very normal and my own view is to avoid scarring on the normal breast unless you simply want the right breast smaller.
A well done mastopexy-reduction on the left breast should give you symmetry.
Reduction and lift of the left side
If you are happy with the right breast ,I would recommend left reduction and lift. The other option is to do lift on the right side and lift/reduction left side.
Breast asymmetry is corrected with lollipop scars.
1) You look like a pretty easy case. You need a lift of your right breast and a reduction of your left breast. You could leave the right breast alone, but symmetry is better when both breasts are operated on.
2) All the surgery is done through lollipop scars. You do not need the old fashioned "anchor" scar.
3) The most important point is to use the right technique (either Lejour or Hall-Findlay). You want to reduce and lift and shape the breasts INTERNALLY, without relying on pulling the skin to create shape. Skin stretches, and any operation that relies on skin will not give you a good long term result.
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Treating unequal breasts
Your breasts are obviously asymmetrical and you have 2 choices for surgery. One would be to lift and reduce the larger one to better match the smaller one. The other is to reduce and lift both. I would't think they are heavy enough to cause all your symptoms so I would caution you about going too small because I have recently had to augment 2 patients whom other doctors had over reduced at age 20, maybe 15-20 years earlier.
Breast Reduction in left breast to achieve better symmetry
Treatment of breast asymmetry
Based on your request you would achieve your goal with breast reduction (which includes a lift) of your larger breast to match the smaller breast. Don't choose based on price, but rather quality of work and this you can tell by looking at the the before/after photos of breast reduction and also cases similar to yours.
Your left breast is larger and lower than your right, which is true for 80% of women. At the least, you will need a reduction of the left breast. Depending what a B cup means to you, you might need to have breast reduction for both breasts. You need to establish this with your surgeon. This will dictate the fee, depending on whether you do one breast of both. I doubt that your insurance will cover this for you. This is an outpatient procedure. There will be scars. The result may not be perfect. Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon to get all the information.
Options for Unequal Breasts
Well first of all most women's breast are asymmetrical. The differences you have would create difficulties when fitting bras and bathing suits. Others have mentioned reductions and lifts. These are great options that come with scars. Consider another option such as liposuction to both breasts (because you wanted to be a B), with more volume being taken from the bigger breast. Allow the the skin to recover and readjust, if the left breast still hangs significantly lower, a smaller lift such as a periareoloar lift can be be done.
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