Breast Asymmetry Correction
Breast asymmetry refers to the difference in size or shape of a woman’s breast, areola or nipple. Most women naturally have an asymmetry between the breasts, and usually, the difference is not very noticeable. It is when asymmetry becomes quite significant that women may consider undergoing surgical correction. As with all breast procedures, it is best to wait until bodily development has finished before any correctional measures are taken.
Your surgeon will examine the size, shape, skin quality, and nipple and areola placement to determine how this procedure will best suit you. Treatment is customized to your specific characteristics and is based on physical features as well as the desired result. The procedure may correct one or both of the breasts and could involve a reduction, augmentation or lift to achieve symmetry. The breasts and nipples will be repositioned as best as possible to match in position, size, and shape.
After surgery dressings will be worn for a few days. Any swelling usually calms in a week and soon after patients may have any stitches removed. Light activity may be resumed after just one week, and after a few weeks, all regular activity can be restored. With the correction of asymmetry complete, bras and clothes will fit better as your breast contours will be balanced. Any changes due to gravity should affect the breasts evenly now that they are equal in size and weight.