How Breast Augmentation Can Correct Breast Asymmetry
The human body’s outward appearance exhibits what is called mirror symmetry. If you could draw a vertical line down the middle, the two halves of the body would look generally the same – two eyes in the same spot, arms, legs, breasts, etc. But the uniqueness of biology means that these two halves are not always perfectly 100 percent symmetrical. As examples, the left eye may sit slightly higher than the right, or the right leg may be a little longer than the left. Usually, these asymmetries are minor and do not affect our lives in any significant way. However, in some individuals, body asymmetry is more pronounced and has a direct impact on aesthetic appearance and/or body function.
A common example of body asymmetry is a woman’s breasts. It is rare for women to have completely identical breasts; usually there are slight differences between the two sides that are generally inconsequential. However, if the disparity is uncomfortably pronounced, it can have negative effects on a woman’s self-image, confidence, appearance, and interaction with others. If you are interested in correcting breast asymmetry, breast augmentation can restore balance to your figure.
What Breast Augmentation Can Do
Most cases of breast asymmetry have to do with the size of the breasts. One breast can develop to be noticeably larger than the other. A related common issue is with breast shape, where one breast does not develop the same shape as the other. Both situations can cause uncomfortable aesthetic and practical situations. The woman may have trouble finding a bra that works and may have to “stuff” one size to correct size or shape deficiencies.
For women with breast asymmetry, breast augmentation can be the ideal solution. Breast implants inserted into one or both breasts can create symmetry where one side was deficient. For example, an implant can be inserted into the smaller breast to give it a more balanced fullness with the larger breast. Another approach is to use two differently-sized and/or differently-shaped implants, one inserted into each breast, to improve breast fullness, shape, and symmetry.
Other Surgical Approaches for Breast Asymmetry
Breast augmentation is often the preferred strategy for addressing asymmetrical breasts, but other surgical modifications may also be recommended to maximize results. For instance, the inframammary fold beneath the breast may need to be manipulated. Or, if the breast is cone-shaped, tissue manipulation may be necessary to help the breast become more rounded with an implant.
Different breast surgeries can be performed in conjunction with or instead of breast augmentation for women with asymmetrical breasts. Some women may feel that the larger breast is too large, in which case a breast reduction may be recommended to reduce it to match the size of the smaller breast. Women may also experience differing degrees of breast sagging over time and may need a breast lift to restore a balanced look. Each individual with breast asymmetry is a unique case, and the surgical approach is highly personalized to ensure the best possible results.
Breast augmentation or another breast surgery can help women with breast asymmetry achieve a more natural and balanced appearance. Dr. Taleisnik is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping patients with breast asymmetry and other concerns to achieve body contours about which they can feel confident and positive. To request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Taleisnik, contact us online today.