Asymmetric Breast Surgery
Get A More Natural Look & Feel with Asymmetric Breast Surgery
Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.
Most breasts are conical (cone shaped) with a wider base and narrowing at the nipple. Some are tuberous, with a narrower base and similar shape and width at the nipple. Breasts may grow to uneven sizes, or have a combination of one breast being more or less conical than the other, and a difference in cup size. This surgery seeks to bring the breasts into balance by addressing differences in shape, size, and nipple location. Congenital breast asymmetry may be considered a reconstructive surgery, as compared to cosmetic surgery. Some insurance companies will cover some of the costs of reconstructive surgery, so, be sure to see if your insurance will cover your procedure.
Although many women seek slight corrections of breast asymmetry, patients that benefit most from this surgery in the Phoenix, Mesa, and Glendale, AZ area are those with visible and considerable discrepancy in their breasts. As with any cosmetic surgery, you should be healthy and able to undergo a surgical procedure. It’s important to discuss any health conditions or medications that may put you at risk, as well as ceasing all smoking for at least a few months before the procedure.
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Many common breast procedures can be performed on a single breast to bring it into better harmony with the other breast. These procedures include:
Breast Implant Surgery
In cases where one breast is considerably smaller than the other, an implant can be used to mimic the size and shape of the larger breast if you prefer to enhance it. Dr. Angelchik can help you select the best implant for your goals and natural anatomy.
If the breast is saggy, shaped differently, or has less volume than the other, a breast lift can be used to reshape and rejuvenate the breast so that it’s more like the other in position and shape.
If one breast is considerably larger than the other and you prefer to reduce its size, then a breast reduction can be performed to remove fat and breast tissue from the enlarged breast.
This procedure most commonly requires general anesthesia and an accredited surgical facility. Your unique procedure will be discussed at length during your consultation so that you know what to expect from your surgical plan. Dr. Angelchik will choose incisions that are easily concealable and preserve the natural appearance of your breasts. After surgery, you’ll most likely be fitted with a compression bra to support your breasts and aid blood flow.
Most patients require a week or two off of work or school for recovery and downtime, although Dr. Angelchik will give you the best idea of what to expect from your recovery period. It’s important to follow any care steps given, which may include managing drains and avoiding any heavy activity for the duration of your recovery. You can expect some pain and discomfort, but these can be managed with prescribed medications.
Asymmetric breast surgery in the Phoenix, Mesa, and Glendale, AZ area can greatly benefit patients who experience a significant difference in breast size, shape, and projection. Dr. Angelchik can recommend the best techniques to achieve your breast profile goals during a consultation at our Glendale office. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.
Does insurance cover breast augmentation for uneven breasts?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, so it is not typically covered by health insurance. Usually, health insurance will only cover breast reconstruction after breast cancer treatments or a breast reduction that has been deemed medically necessary or beneficial.
What is congenital breast asymmetry?
Congenital breast asymmetry simply means that the breasts are naturally and genetically unequal in size or shape. This ranges from a discrepancy in cup size, with one breast larger than the other, to a singular tuberous breast. Congenital breast asymmetry is quite common, and breast augmentation can offer more balanced breast size and shape.
Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.