What Can Be Done to Fix Asymmetrical Breasts? (photo)

My breasts are slightly asymmetrical. I would like to have implants (350 to 400 cc range, saline). What can be done to improve the asymmetry? will filling one bigger than the other help?

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Asymmetric breasts

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No two breasts can be exactly the same. Volumes can be adjusted to be close.  Best to be seen in person to determine what would be best for you.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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What Can Be Done to Fix Asymmetric Breasts?

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     In general, creative pocket dissection in breast augmentation alone can produce improvements in symmetry.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of breast augmentations 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

What Can Be Done to Fix Asymmetrical Breasts?

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Different size of implants. If maintain the same size, the result will be asymmetric. 


Translation provided by doctor:

Diferente tamano de implantes.si mantiene el mismo tamano, el resultado sera asimetrico

Maria Cristina Picon, MD
Argentina Plastic Surgeon

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Careful with asymmetry

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Dear Kris,

As you probably know, breast asymmetry is a very normal and common occurence.  As you have appropriately mentioned, your breasts are only slightly asymmetric...at least in volume.  The more significant difference in your breasts lies not in the size, but the nipple/areolar positions and the height of each breast on your torso.  The volume difference can readily be adjusted, especially using a saline implant.  Even if two exact sized implants were placed your volume difference  would be less noticeable.  This is because the difference in size (assume it's 25cc) will be a much smaller percentage of your total breast volume after your implants are placed.  On the contrary, in regard to the nipple/areolar position and height asymmetry, these will likely become MORE visible as they will be magnified by the now larger breasts.  Be sure to have this conversation with your plastic surgeon, who should, of course be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Good luck!

Assymentric breasts

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I believe all women are slightly assymetric. Men as well. That is what makes us human. I think slightly different sized implants can correct your issues. You may need slight adjustment to the areolar to improve symmetry of the nipple complex.

Rick Rosen, MD
Norwalk Plastic Surgeon
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What Can Be Done to Fix Asymmetrical Breasts?

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Thank you for your question and for the posted photo.

Both breasts look pretty well formed, are even in shape, but vary in size.

A surgical plan can only be made based on an in person examination, but chances are the recommendation will be for implants only, with a larger implant in the smalller breast. Trying implants on is always helpful, and particularly so for a patient as your self with asymmetric breasts. At the consult and preop a good idea of the expected sizes can be determined. 

When you are ready for an in person consultation, RealSelf has listings of surgeons in your area. You should consider cross referencing the listings from the The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (plasticsurgery dot org). A listing in the ASPS website assures you that your surgeon is not only board certified,  but also is a member in good standing of the major plastic surgery organization in the U. S. Thank you for your question, best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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