Breast Asymmetry correction

What is the correct time to go for surgery?

Generally, slight differences in a woman’s breasts are of no concern. If the differences are greater than one bra cup size, however, they may cause some psychological distress, particularly during adolescence, when a young woman’s body and mind are already changing so rapidly.

Padded bras or bra pads may make the asymmetry less of a problem. Should a woman have persistent visible breast asymmetry, she should seek consultation with a physician for further evaluation. An augmentation or reduction surgical procedure may be performed, if the person with the asymmetry wishes, to make the breasts more symmetric after development/puberty is complete.

What is breast asymmetry?

Breast asymmetry is defined as a difference of form, position or volume of the breast, and it affects more than half of all women.

Why does it occur?

Severe breast asymmetry in adolescence may be due to congenital factors, diseases involving the breast tissue, or to the effects of medical treatment, and may have severe adverse psychological and social implications.

What are the methods to correct the breast asymmetry?

Correcting asymmetry may require a reduction in the tissue of the larger breast so that implants of a similar size can be used. This is because the surgeon’s goal is always to create a breast profile that will remain attractive over time. If only one breast is augmented or very differing implants are used, as the patient’s breasts age, they will again be asymmetrical, with one remaining perky looking and the other aging more typically. Depending on the patient’s age at the time of the surgery, a breast lift may also be used in conjunction with breast implants to create the desired look.

If you have breasts that do not match each other and it bothers you, the first step toward correcting that would be to call for us and you can discuss if you like the look of one breast or if you’d like them both to be altered into a more pleasing form.

How many days the patient has to stay in the hospital?

Patient has to stay two to three days in the hospital.

What are the postoperative instructions given to the patient?

Patient has to take rest for one week. After that she may resume his routine activity. But patient instructed to wear protective brassier for two to three weeks.