Breast Augmentation for Correction of Asymmetry

Women’s breasts naturally differ slightly, usually less than bra cup size. Some women tend to be very aware of asymmetries in their breasts and are bothered more than others by these normal differences. But when the breast asymmetry is greater than a bra cup size, or the nipple or breast position are clearly different when standing up, or the breasts are different shapes, you might want to consider breast augmentation for correction of breast asymmetry.

Breast asymmetry can occur naturally, or can be the result of breast conserving surgery. Regardless of the cause, if this seriously affects your self-image, you’ll be encouraged to know that procedures, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction, depending upon which breast you want to match, can resolve your concerns. Another option would be to have both breasts augmented or reduced if you aren’t happy with the natural size or shape of either.

Unless breast asymmetry is a significant cause of emotional distress, most surgeons will ask a patient to wait until they are about 21 years of age, or at least four years after the onset of menstruation to have surgery, to ensure that breasts have completed their natural development. Breast augmentation to correct asymmetry is a safe option, but one that deserves thorough research.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Phoenix cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Paul Angelchik for a consultation.

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