Plastic Surgery

Correction of breast asymmetry

What is the Correction of breast asymmetry?

Most women have breasts which are slightly different in size. However, when one breast is significantly larger or smaller than the other, it may cause problems and the patient may opt to undergo a surgical procedure to make the breasts more even in size. Changes in breast size may result from a number of different causes such as breast feeding, hormonal changes or the presence of noncancerous cells.

Patients who are considering correcting the asymmetry of the breasts may do so by either undergoing a breast augmentation procedure or a breast reduction procedure. In the case of an augmentation, the smaller breast will be enhanced, while a reduction will involve removing fat or breast tissue from the larger breast.

Another breast problem similar to breast asymmetry is a condition known as tuberous breasts. Such asymmetry can make a woman feel self-conscious and insecure about her appearance. Tuberous breasts are so named because the breasts are shaped like tubes. Tubular breasts have a very narrow base and usually a long skin envelope or the base of the breast appears more like a tube than a cone. Tuberous breasts can be corrected with cosmetic surgery, making the breast into a more rounded and pleasing shape.

What is the procedure?

The tuberous breasts correction surgery is usually done under a light general anesthesia and the procedure takes about two to three hours. The incision is usually confined to around the nipple entirely or beneath the crease, and can be very inconspicuous. The procedure involves making internal incisions to release the tight breast tissues, making a larger space for an implant, rounding out the lower breast crease, and correcting enlarged and protruding areola.

More information:

Breast augmentation

Breast reduction (Reduction mammoplasty)

What kind of result can you expect?

Recovery period and recommendations

Possible side effects and complications






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