While some level of breast asymmetry is very common and often unnoticeable, significant differences in the size, shape or position of the breasts can be a cosmetic concern for some women. Whether caused by genetics or a previous breast enhancement procedure, breast asymmetry can be improved using various techniques.
If you prefer the look of your larger breast, your plastic surgeon can use different sizes of breast implants to add extra volume to the smaller breast. Breast implant placement can also help to even significant asymmetry while maintaining a natural-looking result.
If you prefer the look of your smaller breast, your plastic surgeon can reduce the size of the larger breasts through breast reduction to more closely match the smaller side.
In some cases, the heavier breast may droop more significantly than the smaller breast. In this case, a breast lift on its own or in combination with a breast augmentation or reduction can achieve a more uniform appearance.
What to Know before Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery
Some small amount of asymmetry due to your natural body structure may still be present after your breast enhancement procedure, so it is important to have realistic expectations for your final result. However, a skilled plastic surgeon can significantly improve breast asymmetry using the techniques described above.
Finally, very dramatic or sudden differences in the size of your breasts may be a sign of breast cancer, so it is important to first rule out any medical concerns before moving forward with cosmetic surgery.
If you are considering breast enhancement to correct asymmetry, you can schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled plastic surgeons by calling our Sacramento area office at 916-983-9895 or filling out our secure online contact form.