Fixing Uneven Breasts Without Implants
- Asked by f927 in Australia
- 3 years ago
i have uneven breasts and im thinking about getting surgery to fix them however im not really keen on getting implants to correct this. Are there any other options?
i was also thinking about getting a aerola reduction because they are quite large, but if i was to get pregnant in future would this be ruined?
Correct Uneven Breasts without Breast Implants-Lift or Reduce One Side
Thank you for your question. Uneven breasts or breast asymmetry is very common in most people. Slight variations in hand size, foot size, breast size and even differences in the two sides of the face are very common and normal variations in human anatomy.
However, significant differences in breast size that create noticeably uneven breasts is very frustrating for many women, especially when trying to fit clothing and bathing suits.
If the smaller breast has not developed normally or is a Tuberous Breast, some type of reconstruction using a breast implant will be necessary.
However, if you have adequate breast tissue with one breast simply larger than the other normally shaped breast, the larger breast can be surgically reduced in size to match the other smaller breast.
If one breast sags more than the other, a condition called Breast Ptosis, a Breast Lift or Dermal Mastopexy can be done to lift the breast to match the non sagging breast.
Be sure to consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced in Breast Surgery.
Correcting Uneven Breasts
The first point to be addressed is that asymmetry is natural and whatever you do, they are not likely to ever be completely even. With that said, your best bet is to try and make the composition of each breast similar. That is the same amount of skin and the same amount of breast tissue.
You have already taken implants off the table so depending on what your breasts look like you may or may not want a lift. Doing it on both sides will leave similar scarring and as alluded to above the larger side can have more skin and breast tissue removed.
The only way to make the smaller side larger would be through implants or fat transfer. Implants are not an option and though fat transfer to the breasts has traditionally been taboo it seems to be coming into vogue these days. There are still lingering issues of how much fat survives and will atrophic fat calcify and mislead radiologists on mammography exams.
I would think the best thing to do would be a differential mastopexy.
Fixing Uneven Breasts
Uneven breasts cam be improved when they are both close to the same size and same shape. It is not necessary to use a breast implant to make two unequal breasts look alike. The right choice needs to be individualized for you. A reduction of the larger breast, a lift of the smaller breast and possibly some fat transfer are options to look at closely.
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Uneven breasts can be balanced without breast implants
Breast asymmetry can be corrected by using various techniques to reposition the nipple, reduce the areolar diameter and remove excess skin and breast tissue.
These techniques are components of a breast reduction/breast lift procedure. Volume can also be added to a breast using fat grafting techniques.
Breast anatomy is variable, and there are a myriad of solutions for breast asymmetry issues.
Seek out a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a consultation!
You could get a reduction on one side to restore symmetry
Many times the instinct is to add volume to the smaller side, but it’s not your only option. If you are happy with the size and shape of your smaller breast, there is no reason you can’t get a reduction on just one side to restore symmetry. Depending on how uneven your breasts are, liposuction may be able to do the trick without a full reduction.
As for areola reduction, it is unlikely that pregnancy will make your areolae larger again after surgery. However, any breast enhancement runs the risk of interfering with your ability to breastfeed in the future, especially nipple-based procedures, so you may want to keep that in mind if nursing is important to you.
Breast Surgery with out Implants
If you are looking to correct asymmetry and reduce areola size this may be done with a Mastopexy (breast lift). This procedure can be done with or without implants. I would consider waiting on having a breast lift if you are considering having kids in the near future. Your breasts can change a lot during that time.
Fixing uneven breasts without implants
It is very common my practice to see women who have uneven breasts. If you are happy with the size of these smaller breast, mastopexy with removal of some of the fatty tissue on the larger side can produce very nice results. Seek a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Web reference: http://www.squiresclinic.com/
Breast Symmetry Procedure
yes, you can have a breast lift and symmetry procedure without implants. Your areola can also be reduced nicely with this procedure. It will be necessary to reduce your larger breast to the size of your smaller breast to obtain optimal symmetry.
I wish you a safe recovery and fabulous result!
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Yes!!...Fixing Uneven Breasts Without Implants
Yes asymmetries of the breast can be corrected without implants the areola can be reduced at the same time. It is very hard to predict what will happen with your breast if you get pregnant in the future.
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Fixing Uneven Breasts without Implants
It is challenging to fix uneven breasts volumetrically without implants unless the asymmetry is not significant. One can use autologous fat augmentation if there is a small amount of asymmetry (less than one cup size) is needed.
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