Correcting Asymmetry with a Reduction
From your photos, it appears that you've been given good input. A
breast reduction on your left breast using a lollipop incision will be
the most reliable way to remove tissue and equalize your two sides,
while at the same time lifting the nipple/areola to match the level of
your right breast. It is certainly possible to reduce the size of your
left breast through liposuction, but achieving symmetry and natural
looking contours can be difficult. A more traditional approach has the
best chance of creating the result you're after.
a scar will result around your areola and downward, as you know. The
scar will fade significantly in time, and I believe you would be likely
to find it very acceptable after a few months. Arrange another
consultation for a second opinion, if you like, and ask to see photos of
women with skin similar to yours. That should help you decide.
Correcting breast asymmetry with minimal scarring
Thank you for sending your interesting photos to be
reviewed. You are right that your right breast looks slightly larger and your
nipple lower on that side. The areola (the brown area around the nipple) also
looks slightly wider.
In my opinion the best way forward for you if you
are happy with the appearance and volume of your right breast is to leave the
right alone. We would then consider a
small breast reduction on the left side which would elevate the nipple to a
similar position to the right.
The scarring would be around the nipple on the
left, vertically down to the fold of the breast and for a very short distance
along the fold. I would avoid a full anchor scar in your case.
For more information about what’s involved in the
procedure and to actually see similar operations being performed I think it
would be worth having a look at our website aurora-clinics.co.uk or our YouTube
channel (search auroraclinics). You will see
very similar cases being performed in surgery there.
What is my best option for getting my left breast as similar as possible to my right breast, least amount of scarring?
YES Lift/reduction on the left breast is the best option. But there will be scars no matter what you do. Sorry....
Thank you for your question and posting an appropriate picture. You actually seem to be a good candidate for ultrasonic (VASER) liposuction. Typically there is some elevation of NAC without scars. You would need to be examined before of course and review other patients results after similar procedure.
Liposuction will probably not be an option for you and would not give you the best results anyway. Liposuction for breast reduction rarely is effective in younger patients because the breast tissue is dense and removal with liposuction is almost impossible. Even it were an option, it would result in a breast that was smaller in volume, but still significantly asymmetric in shape. Your best option is a vertical breast reduction (lollipop scars) on the left side. The scars will fade with time. In my opinion, it really is the only effective option.
Treating breast asymmetry
Liposuction will not equalize the nipple heights. You would need a breast lift and in your case, the vertical scar approach is likely to produce the best result in terms of shape. The scars should go on to heal well. There are always tradeoffs and compromises in cases of significant asymmetry. Best wishes.
In my experience, I have reduced a number of breasts with liposuction. Sometimes the nipple goes up a little. If you really want symmetry in clothing, a lipo only will work. Naked, there may be some asymmetry. Let me examine you , and we can discuss it.
Breas lift or liposuction
While liposuction will reduce the volume, it will not lift the breast significantly, and it looks like your nipple needs to move up a bit.
Unilateral breast reduction
Hi, I would agree that the best option is a breast reduction with a lollipop incision. The nipple on the left is lower than that on the right. The BEST way to gain symmetry is by moving the nipple upwards with the lollipop. That results in a scar around the nipple and a vertical scar which heals relatively well. The other option is to advance the nipple upward with the incision around it and use a horizontal incision in the crease instead of the vertical lollipop but this approach tends not to narrow the breast which is needed in your case.. Liposuction of the breast will reduce its size but do nothing for the shape. I can tell you from my experience that the amount of lift you get from a liposuction only reduction is nominal and will NOT give you enough lift to match the other side which is your goal. Good Luck. Dr Bev
One-sided breast reduction
Most of the time, symmetry can be created with lifting / reducing the larger / lower side by performing a breast reduction / breast lift technique using the lollipop technique. In my experience, the Anchor shaped (Wise pattern) scars are too much for such cases, and the areolar incision technique (circle only) is not enough.