I am 26, no children, 5'3 127 lbs. Never gained/lost more than a few lbs. My breasts are saggy and appear to have no elesticity in the skin. Could the asymmetry and drooping be fixed with a lift? I'd prefer not to have implants, and am happy with size (B left, C right). But the position/shape has tormented me for years. Any advice greatly appreciated!!
Breast Asymmetry and Ptosis, Can This be Fixed with a Breast Lift? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 7
A LIFT WOULD WORK WELL
Thank you for your photos. I believe a lift would work very well to equalize your breasts. Consult with BC PS to get the best lift design for you.
It certainly is possible to have a breast lift and reduce the larger one in an attempt to match the smaller volume. A vertical may be the best choice but an exam in person is essential.
Breast lift + reduction options
Considering that you are happy with your breast volume, and it is only the shape that bothers you, I believe your best option is the have a breast lift on the left and a small reduction on the right so that your breasts end up even. Lifts and small reductions such as your situation do well with a vertical only approach (lollipop scar).
Dr Gavin Sandercoe
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Breast asymmetry correction
Yes, the asymmetry in size and shape can be corrected without needing implants. If you are happy with the size of the smaller left breast then i would suggest performing a lift (mastopexy) on that side and a reduction on the right. I would perform this surgery using a vertical scar technique (lollipop shaped scars). The good news is this surgery carries a rebate from Medicare / private insurance.
All the best,
Breast Asymmetry and Ptosis, Can This be Fixed with a Breast Lift?
The larger breast can be reduced, and both breasts can be lifted. The symmetry can be improved as well. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of breast lifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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