Breast asymmetry refers to a noticeable difference in the appearance of your breasts. In most cases, one breast can be different from the other with regards to size, shape, position, or volume. Moreover, the positioning of the nipples and areolas can also be different. For women with this condition, a breast asymmetry correction plastic surgery can help. Shown below are breast asymmetry correction before and after photos of actual patients of Dr Anh in Perth.
Causes of breast asymmetry
Breast unevenness is common in women and is not life-threatening. In fact, slight differences in the appearance of your breasts are normal. However, significant changes in your breasts may suggest a health problem.
There are several causes of breast asymmetry, including:
- Breast disease
- Breast injury
- Changes in the levels of hormones
- Changes that occur before and after menopause
- Problems with breast development
- Use of birth control pills
- Weight changes
We will check your health history during your consultation. This allows us to create a customised treatment plan based on your condition and needs. In general, you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure if:
- You are 18 years old and above.
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You don’t have breast cancer, breast infection, or any serious breast condition.
- You don’t smoke.
- You have low self-esteem due to the differences in the size, shape, and volume of your breasts.
- You have normal breast scan results.
- You have realistic expectations.
How a breast asymmetry correction is performed
During the procedure, you will receive general anesthesia to prevent any discomfort. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will make incisions in your breast. The technique will depend on your breast condition and desired results. Your surgeon will then adjust the position of your nipples and areolas. This helps achieve a natural and balanced breast appearance. If one of your breasts is larger than the other, excess fat and tissue may be removed. Once the desired breast profile is achieved, your surgeon will close the incisions.
We will discuss the procedure with you in detail before your surgery. This allows us to assess your expectations about the procedure.
The recovery period
After the procedure, you may feel pain and soreness in your breasts. Bruising can also occur in the area. During the first few days, you will need to take pain-relievers and anti-inflammatories. This will help reduce discomforts and swelling. After 1 to 2 weeks, you can return to light activities. It is recommended to avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks to prevent injury and reopening of your wounds.
Preparations needed before the procedure
Before the procedure, you need to follow your surgeon’s instructions. This will help achieve optimal results and will lower the rate of complications. Pre-procedure instructions that you need to follow include:
- Arrange for someone to drive you home after you get discharged from the hospital or clinic.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Make sure to have someone stay with you at home after your procedure.
- Stop drinking alcohol.
- Stop smoking.
- Stop taking medications that can increase your risk of bleeding.
For more details breast asymmetry correction surgery, please contact us and schedule your first consultation with Dr Anh.