Breast asymmetry is normal – in fact, many women have some degree of breast unevenness, but it’s mostly unnoticeable. However, if you have noticeable breast asymmetry, it can cause negative body image and low self-esteem. Many women are able to hide asymmetry by wearing special bras and certain clothes. Some also wear breast prostheses. However, none of these are permanent solutions and can’t correct breast asymmetry in every situation or even outside of clothing. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to breast asymmetry, then your board-certified plastic surgeon can help.
If you want to increase the size of your smaller breast to match the bigger breast, breast augmentation can help. Breast augmentation uses implants to increase the size of the breasts. Although it’s most commonly performed on both breasts (and can still fix asymmetry if you choose two different implant sizes), you can opt for an implant in a single breast to increase its size similar to the other one. There are many different options to chose from when it comes to breast augmentation, like your type of implant, placement, incision pattern, and much more. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine the best way to make your breasts look and feel similar with the right techniques.
If you feel like your smaller breast is a better size for your figure, a breast reduction surgery can be a way to reduce the size of your bigger breast. You can also reduce both breasts, but with more tissue removed in the bigger breast for symmetrical results. If you’re already struggling with very large breasts and want smaller, more symmetrical breasts, this can be a great option. You can choose from different incision patterns as well, and your plastic surgeon can help you determine the right procedure for your goals.
Breast Augmentation And Reduction Combination
If the asymmetry in your breasts is significant but you don’t want breasts that are too large or small for your figure, your plastic surgeon can help you meet in the middle by placing an implant in one and reducing the other. During a consultation, your plastic surgeon can give you the best idea of what size can be achievable with your current breasts, implant options, and many other factors.
Breast sagging mostly happens after breastfeeding or drastic weight loss. You might find that both breasts sag the same or that one sags more than the other. A breast lift can be performed along with a breast augmentation or reduction surgery – or as an independent procedure. Your plastic surgeon can lift one breast more than the other so that they’re both restored to a more upright position.
Schedule a Consultation
There are many different options for breast asymmetry, and a board-certified plastic surgeon can help. To get started, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Hall at our Stoneham office by calling or filling out our online contact form.