My breasts are about 2 cup sizes different, and one sags more than the other. My breasts make me very insecure and depressed. I just want to know what is the best cosmetic surgery to fix them, and the price. They are very different sizes, so I am assuming it will cost a fortune, and that I would have to save up for years.
How Can I Fix my Uneven Breasts?
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Breast Asymmetry Not Uncommon.
A multitude of options can be used to treat the 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 a 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.The cost is entirely dependent upon the option chosen.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.
Breast Augmentation Candidate
Thank you for your question and sharing your photo. I think you would be a great candidate for Breast Augmentation.
Women choose to have breast augmentations for a variety of reasons including:
- Long-term dissatisfaction with their breast size.
- Lack of proportion in their body shape
- Wanting to regain or enhance breast size after having children or losing weight.
- Wanting to correct uneven or malformed breasts
Dhaval M. Patel
Double Board Certified
You Would be a Good Aug/Pexy Candidate
Thank you for your question. You need an aug/pexy with different sized implants for each side. In an aug/pexy, a breast augmentation is combined with a mastopexy, or breast lift, to both place implants and correct the size difference in the two breasts.
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Breast asymmetry is normal
Best of luck,
Uneven breasts like yours can be made much better. A lift on one side with a reduction on the other would help. Implants can also help depending on what size breasts you want to have. I\Yours is a very common deformity that plastic surgeons see all the time.
Correction of Asymmetric or Uneven Breasts
Based on your pictures, I think that you would get the best cosmetic result with an augmentation of your smaller breast with a silicone implant and a breast lift/reduction of your larger breast using the vertical technique ("lollipop" scar) for the reduction. In cases of severe asymmetry, it is better to first expand the smaller breast with a tissue expander (a type of saline implant that is gradually filled over time). I may be wrong but looking at the photos I don't think you would need expansion unless you wanted to be a lot larger on your left size. Doing just a reduction of the larger breast would work, but you would be left with two fairly small breasts. The cost will vary quite a bit depending on the type of surgery you choose and where you have your surgery since average costs vary widely in different size cities.
All breasts are asymmetric, but some are more than others. You are in the more category. Looking at your photos the left one seems to have a laterally pointing nipple which probably can not be changed too much if at all. If you want a volume match of the right breast, then an implant will be needed on the left. If you want a slightly smaller breast on the right., then a reduction on that side and possibly a small implant on the left would be good. It really depends upon your goals.
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