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.
Asymmetrical breasts are not uncommon and can be a 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.
Breast asymmetry can be corrected through a variety of surgical breast procedures that include combinations of a breast lift, reduction, and augmentation. The best long-term results involve procedures that match breast volume, position, and contour, as well as implant size.
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 different-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 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 or two off from work depending on the level of activity their job requires. 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.
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Scheduling A Consultation In The Lansing Area
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 the correction of breast asymmetry. Because no two women and no two bodies are the same, Dr. Colony dedicates his practice to individualized treatment and surgical plans for each of his patients to help them achieve the look they desire.
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