Breast Augmentation for Asymmetry

Maybe. Since breast asymmetry can have different causes, and manifest in different ways, there’s no clear yes or no answer to this question. Asymmetry that is limited to a difference in breast size might be fully corrected with augmentation, reduction, or lift procedures. But many patients (men included) have breasts that need more than one type of correction. Congenital abnormalities, variations in growth, or differences due to disease, such as cancer will determine, to a large extent, the exact corrective procedures needed.

Breasts can be tuberous or conical, one of each shape, one larger than the other and both too small or too large. One or both may sag, or nipple placement may be uneven. One common indicator for surgery to correct asymmetry is a difference of one cup-size or greater between breasts. Others include obvious differences in shape from conical to tubular that affect one’s appearance, or their emotional or psychological status.

The need for correction of breast asymmetry can be classified as cosmetic or reconstruction depending upon the degree of difference, or whether there is significant deformity.

To learn more about breast asymmetry, and reconstruction and cosmetic surgery procedures, contact Dr. Paul Angelchik for a consultation.

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