Breast Asymmetry Correction
Breast Asymmetry Correction
Women who have breast asymmetry have inconsistent breast sizes. For every woman, there’s a degree of asymmetry, but a few women have more pronounced cases. Some women experience severe cases whereby the size difference between both breasts is about a cup-size or more. This size discrepancy results in difficulty in selecting a fitting bra, as bras available will most likely be either too small on a side or too small on the other.
This problem is considered very embarrassing by women and as such, the quest for surgery to correct it. Patients who undergo asymmetry breast correction at our center – Plus Cosmetic Surgery Center – do so for reasons like the following:
- To avoid wearing oversized clothing aimed at camouflaging the size discrepancy.
- To enhance their self-esteem by curbing the feeling of self-consciousness and being uncomfortable in intimate situations.
- To be at liberty to wear bathing suits instead of shying away from occasions that require such outfits.
Who Can Benefit From Breast Asymmetry Correction?
Breast asymmetry correction is beneficial to anyone with breast asymmetry. Congenital anomalies (present from birth) like these are easily corrected, no matter the degree of asymmetry. As long as it causes a patient distress – psychological or physical, she should consider having an asymmetry breast correction.
Patients with rib asymmetry abnormalities are also prone to breast asymmetry. This abnormality makes the ribs deficient or very proficient, affecting the size of the breast. A patient with a prominent rib may come in for asymmetry breast correction on both sides unaware that her case is that of rib asymmetry. This is quite a common occurrence, the patient is supposed to be informed of her situation and the solution which is to make use of an implant which is slightly larger on her unaffected breast.
How is Asymmetry Breast Correction Done?
Breast asymmetry correction is done by either making the smaller breast bigger or the larger breast smaller. The decision is mostly dependent on the patient and the surgeon is left to revamp their breast to meet their decision. Patients who choose a larger breast would have silicone or saline implants fixed. For Plus Cosmetic Surgery Center patients who would be having a silicone implant, FDA requires that they must be at least 22 years old. For patients whose preference is a smaller breast, the larger breast would be reduced, while a breast lift would be carried out to match the other breast. Also, the larger breast which most likely has a larger areola will need to have its size reduced to be like that of the opposite side.
After Asymmetry Breast Correction
Patients who have their procedure of breast asymmetry correction in Miami at Plus Cosmetic Surgery Center should be sure of having great symmetry after the surgery. The recovery duration is usually about a week. However, for patients who have an implant under the muscle, there may be an extended recovery time say 2 weeks. At Plus Cosmetic Surgery Center, all our patients are advised to wear a sports bra for an added support 24/7 for the first 2 weeks. Also, wearing paper tape is mandatory for 3 months to help with hiding the scar. Patients are free to shower 24 hours after the surgery. There should be no strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for at least 2 weeks. To control discomfort, the use of anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, and mild narcotics may be considered.