Breast Asymmetry Correction
Breast Asymmetry Correction Correcting breast asymmetry should also take into account differences in shape and size between the two breasts. The asymmetry may include various factors related to the nipple and areola complex as well as the breast mound. The nipple and areola complex can vary in size and shape as in its location.
Often, the nipple and areola may show moderate to severe relaxation, while the opposite nipple and areola do not relax at all. In addition, one breast may show an enlarged areola hernia complex compared to the other areola. Areola hernia is most often associated with the smaller breast that has not developed during its embolic phase with consequent contraction of the breast tissue. As the breast tissue tightens, the developing glandular tissue will push and create an areola hernia.
Breast asymmetry is characterized by variable size and position. Often one part of the breast will grow more generously than the other breast. The more developed the mound of the breast will usually be more painful in appearance. This contrasts with the less developed breasts which show no relaxation at all. Interestingly, the variability of breast size can be quite drastic between the two breasts. Correcting breast asymmetry usually requires a custom surgical plan dictated by asymmetry elements.
Correcting breast asymmetry requires a combination of variable-size implants used to correct size mismatches while enlarging the breast to correct nipple position and asymmetry. Lifting the breast will allow the nipple and areola complexes to be elevated to a more desirable and optimized position. The new implant position is determined by the choice of implant. This is because the implant must focus on the new implant site.
This is why estimating breast size variability is so important, as the new nipple position will be dictated by the size and style of implant chosen to correct the breast size mismatch. This is because the infrared fold at the nipple distance must be equal to the radius of the new implant. Usually, the difference in the size of the implant is minimal between the two sides, as most of the asymmetry of the lower pole of the breast can be corrected with breast lift incisions.
When the breast is observed, most of the asymmetry is actually above the lower pole of the breast and there is minimal asymmetry above the upper pole of the breast. Asymmetries above the upper breast pole usually result from variable breast width that can be corrected using various forms of breast implants. Differences in implant style, such as low, medium, versus high profile, allow your surgeon to use variable sizes in implants but maintain the same implant radius to make sure breast deviations are corrected without creating different widths. the fullness of the chest and upper pole.
Please note that this 20-year-old patient underwent two-way breast reconstruction. This procedure allowed the correction of the breast asymmetry, with the desired results shown in the pictures below. Breast Asymmetry Correction
What Is Breast Asymmetry?
Breast asymmetry can be mild or severe, but almost all women have abnormal breast shapes, sizes or positions. This is usually normal and not a cause for concern, but for significant inequalities in size or position, it can lead to pain and posture or balance problems. In these cases, corrective surgery may be needed.
The differences between the breasts can even be so significant that it seems, in comparison, that two completely different people have been combined into one. In these cases, a combination of corrective surgery techniques may be required to ensure that your breasts appear to be at least “sisters, if not close twins”
Understanding Breast Asymmetry
Most women’s breasts develop with small differences that do not cause concern. Breast characteristics can also vary in a woman. For example, asymmetry may be more pronounced during adolescence, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. These changes may be permanent or they may return to normal once hormone levels stabilize.
Other possible factors that contribute to breast asymmetry include traumatic injuries, conditions such as breast hypoplasia or breast deformity, skeletal abnormalities, and, in rare cases, breast cancer. Breast asymmetry can also occur due to unsatisfactory breast enlargement. A candidate for breast asymmetry correction may have one concern or many concerns at the same time that lead her to consider surgery.
Is Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery Right For You?
If your breasts are different enough to make you feel self-conscious, you are probably a candidate for surgical correction.
Breast asymmetry surgery can offer you significant improvements:
- Breast tumor
- Chest position
- Nipple size
- Areola size
- Areola shape
- Complex nipple-aiola position
- Total body proportions
- Congenital breast abnormalities
- Choice of clothes
Unsatisfactory Results From Previous Breast Surgery
Most ages are candidates, although breast development must be complete before surgery. The ideal candidates for correcting breast asymmetry are adults with good physical and emotional health, with reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection.
How Is Breast Asymmetry Correcting?
The goal of surgical breast asymmetry is to achieve a more proportionate and attractive balance between a woman’s breasts. This can be achieved in different ways depending on the anatomy, goals and preferences of the patient.
Breast augmentation increases breast size with the use of fat implants or implants. Different implants can be used on each breast to create a more balanced shape or a more uniform volume. As the fat in the column increases, different amounts of fat can be injected into each breast to achieve a similar effect without implants.
Breast augmentation improves the position of the breasts on the breast wall, giving them a firmer feel and a more youthful vibrant and attractive shape. This improves symmetry if one breast hangs lower than the other. Breast augmentation can be performed alone or in combination with other breast surgery.
Breast reduction reduces breast size by removing excess skin and fat. This creates a more pleasing appearance of the breast and can also reduce the discomfort in women who have oversized breasts. Breast reduction can only be done on one breast to make the larger breast more proportionate to the smaller breast.
Nipple And Areola Correction
Differences in nipple size or projection can be treated by reducing the nipple. Arizole asymmetry – differences in shape, size, or position – can also be corrected.
Breast asymmetry procedures are highly customizable and can be easily adapted to the individual’s needs. Surgeons works closely with each patient to design a surgical plan that will produce the best aesthetic result for his or her circumstances.
Treatment Of Breast Asymmetry Correction
The first step is always to correct breast dysplasia. This allows the reconstruction of, through the base of the breast, an anatomically normal and symmetrical profile. Breast implants are not a first-line solution: breast deformity must be corrected first.
A 2-phase procedure is required: first using the customized breast implant, followed by 6 months later (on average) with a breast implant placement, if required.
Breast augmentation may sometimes be all it takes to rebuild a breast.
If there is insufficient breast volume in the breast (breast scholarship), a secondary breast augmentation will be performed using one or two silicone implants, at a different level from the breast implant.
If the breast implants are already in place during surgery, especially in the retromuscular position (Pectus), it is recommended that the removable 3-D breast implants be placed in the retromuscular position. This avoids the displacement of the breast implants, facing each other, and the appearance of an unattractive “composition”.
What Kind Of Asymmetries Can Be Corrected With Surgery?
- Breast asymmetry
- Different volume, shape, position, position of the breast fold (IMC) of the breast.
- Nipple asymmetry / Areola
- Different size, shape, height of the nipple or areola.
- Problems in the front chest
- Different chest wall shape behind the chest – concave or convex – can cause uneven breast growth
There may also be other causes of breast asymmetry, such as orthostatic problems (scoliosis), other diseases (breast cancer, Poland syndrome or the results of previous surgery) and iatrogenic causes.
What Are The Techniques To Reduce Breast Asymmetry?
Sometimes completely different approaches may be required for each breast. There Are Many Different Solutions For Your Breast Asymmetry:
- Make the smaller breast bigger (for fit)
- Make the bigger breast smaller (for fit)
- Make both breasts smaller and symmetrical
- Make both breasts bigger and more symmetrical
- Surgical options for breast asymmetry
There is no better surgery option for all patients. Correcting breast asymmetry is one of the most customized and surgically complex procedures performed by a specialist plastic surgeon. As a result, the choices depend entirely on your physiology and asymmetry. Possible surgical options include unilateral (unilateral) Or Bilateral (bidirectional) Surgeries, Such As:
- Breast augmentation surgery – use of implants or additional fat graft (for breast augmentation)
- Breast augmentation with implant surgery (for repositioning and breast augmentation)
- Surgical breast augmentation without implants (for breast replacement)
- Breast reduction surgery (for breast reduction)
- Nipple reconstruction surgery / Areola
- Other breast surgeries to change existing implant sizes or remove existing implants
Most asymmetry surgeries are associated with cosmetic improvements. However, some women experience pain from large, heavy and / or sagging breasts. As a result, surgery can reduce shoulder pain and bruising.
Symptoms And Causes
A congenital thoracic malformation, such as glandular or polar, changes the anatomy of the anterior thoracic base and affects the appearance, position and orientation of the breasts.
Pectus Excavatum can be the cause of female breast defects: Convergence, deviation, asymmetry. Poland syndrome is also often associated with asymmetry, sometimes with breast warts.
What Is Involved In Programming Corrective Breast Asymmetry Surgery?
Complete preoperative planning and customized procedure plans are vital to achieving a highly satisfactory outcome.
Surgeons can use intraoperative sizes during surgery. These breast implant sizes are sterile “sample” implants that are inserted during surgery to accurately check and get the right size to achieve the ideal breast proportions.
Our surgeons usually use extra liposuction during surgery to ensure an excellent result. We prefer to use the Microaire liposuction device.
Surgeons Usually Perform Several Advanced Evaluation Measurements, Which May Include:
- Breast volumetric examinations
- Computer-generated modeling with Vectra 3D
- Magnetic resonance imaging studies are usually recommended
How Can Breast Asymmetry Points Be Minimized?
All surgeries leave scars, including plastic surgeries such as breast asymmetry. However, experienced surgeons are extremely careful about the placement and minimization of scars, while surgical scars generally weaken over time. Silicone tapes and gels can also help.
Risks And Complications Of Breast Asymmetry
Take a look at these specific surgery risk pages and visit the plastic surgery risk page to learn more about the general surgical risks and risks of plastic surgery.
Breast Asymmetry Is A Constant Concern For Many Women
Some breasts remain problematic even after surgery. You may need further surgery, an asymmetry correction procedure. Cases of breast asymmetry are often examined – immediately after surgery and at the signs of 2-8 weeks (depending on your surgeon’s recommendations) and then annually after 1 year.
Restoration Of Surgical Breast Asymmetry
Immediately after surgery, there will be pain, bruising, and swelling in the surgical area. These are normal experiences and will decrease significantly during the first two weeks. Postoperative pain can be treated with medication. Patients should plan to rest as much as possible throughout their recovery, especially during the first few days at home. Most women can return to their routines, including work, within a week or two with few items undergoing surgery. Complete recovery for breast surgery is usually about six weeks.
Results Of Breast Asymmetry Surgery
Some improvements will be visible immediately. For example, if implants are used, the increase in volume will be immediately apparent. Patients who have breast reduction will also notice an immediate improvement in size. However, it may take six or more weeks for the postoperative swelling to completely subside and the breasts to settle into their new position.
Correcting breast asymmetry improves the overall balance and symmetry of a woman’s breasts with beautiful, natural results. You will be able to enjoy two proportional breasts of similar volume, shape, and position, giving you improved satisfaction and confidence every day. The process produces long-term, even permanent results.
Questions & Answers
Is Breast Asymmetry Insurance Covered By Insurance?
The short answer is “sometimes”. Correcting breast asymmetry is usually considered cosmetic, which means that most insurance programs will not cover it. There are limited scenarios in which it can be considered medical – for example, if it improves breast symmetry for women who have undergone breast reconstruction surgery. You should contact your insurance company to see if it covers this process.
How Visible Will My Scars Be?
This depends in part on the surgical technique used during your procedure. Some breast surgeries require more incisions than others. The appearance of scars also depends on how well you take care of the cuts as they heal and on your body’s natural ability to heal. Residual scars will become more and more apparent over time. Most scars mature in six months to a year. In their final state, they will be thin, white, or skinny. Breast Asymmetry Correction