Breast asymmetry is a very common yet hardly noticeable phenomenon in most cases.
However, for patients who suffer from noticeable deformation in the breast region, it is possible to undergo a plastic surgery treatment to give a more sightly appearance to the breasts and retrieve a balanced bosom.
Generally speaking, it is quite impossible for a woman to have perfectly identical breasts. Indeed, one breast may be bigger, larger or raised more than the other. In this case, we talk about simple asymmetry; hence cosmetic surgery would not be recommended.
Other breast asymmetries, however, can be easily detected, which give a very unsightly appearance to the bosom.
In most cases, we talk about congenital asymmetry, which means that the asymmetry is either present since birth or starting from puberty. In other cases, however, breast asymmetry may be the cause of breast cancer sequela or an accident.
Breast asymmetry can be a source of embarrassment or insecurity to the patient; and this could have a negative impact on her psychological state.
For this reason, cosmetic surgery can help the patient correct her mammary deformity, retrieve a normal-looking bosom and regain her confidence.
During the preliminary consultation, the surgeon will suggest the surgical technique adapted for the patient’s asymmetry. Among the surgical options that can be used to rebalance breasts, we cite:
-a breast augmentation surgery: the surgeon may place two breast implants (or one) in order to rebalance the size of the breasts. This surgical solution is recommended in the case of mammary hypertrophy. However, if the breast asymmetry is moderate, the surgeon may perform breast augmentation through lipofilling by injecting fat into both breasts (or one of them).
-a breast reduction surgery: if the patient suffers from mammary hypertrophy (having very big breasts), then a breast reduction surgery may be performed to remove excess mammary glands from both breasts or one of them.
-a mastopexy: this technique is used to correct mammary ptosis; that is, droopiness of the breasts. The technique is also known as breast-lift surgery; and its goal is to lift droopy breasts. In the case of breast asymmetry, the technique is used to lift one of the breasts.
It is to be noted that, for certain medical cases and in order to achieve satisfying results, the surgeon may combine two techniques at once. For instance, performing a breast enhancement surgery on one breast and a breast reduction surgery on the other.