For most young women going through puberty, asymmetrical breasts are quite common as their bodies grow and develop. For many, the problem corrects itself with time and their fully developed breasts grow to become symmetrical with the same size and volume. Still, for many others, asymmetrical breasts remain a problem even after puberty. For some, the problem is rather minimal, but for others the size of each breast can vary greatly.
BREAST LIFTS, REDUCTIONS, AND AUGMENTATIONS
Asymmetrical breasts are not uncommon and can be the source of embarrassment and low self-esteem. For many patients, self-consciousness about their developing breasts during adolescence can lead to lasting confidence issues into adulthood, especially if their breasts never become symmetrical. Additionally, many find that a discrepancy in cup size between their breasts leads to ill-fitting or unflattering bras and other clothing.
However, the problem can be corrected through surgical cosmetic procedures that include combinations of breast lift, reduction, and augmentation. The best long-term results involve procedures that match breast volume, position, and contour, as well as implant size. Either silicone or saline implants can be used, as both implants have their own benefits, and the choice between the two ultimately boils down to patient preference.
There are several approaches to correcting asymmetrical breasts. The first option is to match the larger breast to the smaller one through a breast reduction. Or, you may wish to increase the size of the smaller breast to match the larger one through breast augmentation. Some patients choose to increase the size of each breast by using two differently sized implants, ultimately resulting in symmetrical breasts. A breast lift is another option to create a more uniform position between the two breasts. Ultimately, Dr. Colony will be able to determine the best plan to meet your individual needs and goals.
RECOVERY IN EAST LANSING
Recovery following surgery to correct breast asymmetry varies depending on the type of procedure required. After a procedure in East Lansing, most women should expect to take a week off from work or other regular activities. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first two weeks and all post-operative directions should be followed carefully. Swelling and pain are not uncommon following surgery, but ice packs and the use of painkillers as directed will help to manage any discomfort.
SCHEDULING A CONSULTATION
If you are troubled by the appearance of your breasts and would like more information on procedures to correct breast asymmetry in East Lansing, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery. By scheduling a complimentary consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Colony, you will be able to address your specific concerns and explore your options for correction of breast asymmetry. Dr. Colony serves patients from all over including areas like Grand Ledge, Brighton, and Okemos.
Call Michigan Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment today.