Breast Asymmetry Correction in Orange County
Posted September 04, 2009 in Breast Asymmetry, Breast Lift, Breast Revision, Uncategorized
Correction Of Uneven Breast Size
Most women have some degree of breast asymmetry. This is natural, and it’s rare for a woman to have breasts that are exactly the same. There may be differences in size between the right and left breast, or differences in shape or the degree of ptosis (drooping). Sometimes, the differences are significant enough that correction or improvement is desired. As an Orange County plastic surgeon Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, specializing in cosmetic breast surgery, I frequently perform surgeries to help such patients.
Differences in breast size are often improved with the use of breast implants. Different volumes or implant shapes can be used on each side, generally improving the symmetry. Usually, other modifications are needed a the same time in order to maximize the results. The position of the inframammary fold (the crease beneath the breast) may need to be raised or lowered. Changes might be necessary within the breast tissue itself, such as to allow a “cone-shaped” breast to become more rounded.
Some patients benefit from a mastopexy, or breast lift. There are different types of mastopexies that are possible. Some patients may require a breast lift on both sides, with one side lifted or tightened more than the other. Some patients may require a lift on one side only. Yet other patients may benefit from a breast reduction on one side, and a breast lift or even breast augmentation on the other side.
Surgery for breast asymmetry is specialized, and every patient is completely unique. It’s important to consult a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as I am. It’s just as important to find a surgeon who will take the personal time with you to determine the best way to address your asymmetry.