Breast Asymmetry Corrective Surgery
Breast asymmetry describes breasts that may demonstrate different size, shape, nipple and areola characteristics, or any combination of these types of differentiation. While breast asymmetry is extremely common, and mild discrepancies in breast form that can be identified in most women. The presence of substantial breast asymmetry can be a cause of concern and self-consciousness for many of the women who have more perceptible differences.
Although breast asymmetry (one breast is a different size and/or shape than the other) is extremely common, it can cause many challenges. Many women feel self-conscious or have difficulty getting clothing to fit properly. Others live in fear of becoming intimate with someone and having to expose their mismatched breasts. In severe cases, breast asymmetry can be truly disfiguring.
There are numerous types of breast asymmetry and degrees of difference in breast size, shape, and position, and there are an almost equal number of unique individual desires
Some examples of asymmetric breasts are:
- Breast Hypertrophy and Breast Hypoplasia – One large breast and one small breast
- Asymmetric Breast Hypoplasia – Both breasts are small, one smaller than the other
- Unilateral or Asymmetric Breast Ptosis – Breast droop, or one breast hangs lower than the
- Breast Positional Asymmetry – One breast may sit higher or lower than the other
- Areola Asymmetry – Differences in nipple-areola size, projection, or bulge
- Tuberous Breast Deformity – Unusual breast shape with varying degrees of breast
- Constriction, areolar herniation, size discrepancy, and asymmetry
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Frequently asked questions
Because there are many different permutations of what uneven breasts can consist of there are also lots of different ways to correct them as well. It’s important to remember that every type of correction surgery for asymmetric breasts is tailored to your individual needs, and while one person may require implants, another patient might end up having a reduction.
For the most part, corrective options involve either one (or a combination of) the following:
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Augmentation
- Inverted Nipple Correction
- Fat Transfer Augmentation
Breast augmentation involves inserting different sized implants behind the breast. The procedure is carried out under general anesthetic and requires no more than an overnight hospital stay.
Yes. During the first few weeks, your breasts will feel firm and swollen, but pert. Once the breasts have settled, they’ll soften to a more natural appearance and feel.
We take special pride in our excellent levels of post-operative support and aftercare. To monitor your progress, we will invite you back to Invivo Aesthetics at prescribed intervals after your breast enhancement surgery for follow-up examinations with your surgeon or our nursing staff.
Normally you should take 7–10 days off work. You may be advised to take more time off if your job involves any lifting or carrying.