Breast Asymmetry

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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, unusual breast shape remains 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 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.

Correcting Breast Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry correction takes from 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.

Your Breast Asymmetry Options

There are several approaches to correcting one or both breasts. The first option is removing breast tissue to match the larger breast to the smaller one through breast reduction surgery. Or, you may wish to increase the size of the smaller breast with a breast implant 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. Some patients may also need reconstructive breast surgery after developing breast cancer. Ultimately, Dr. Colony will be able to determine the best plan to meet your individual needs and goals.

Breast Surgery 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 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.


When should I worry about breast asymmetry?

Breast asymmetry is quite common and not typically a cause for concern. However, if breast asymmetry is affecting your confidence and general well-being, then you may want to consider surgery to remedy.

What is considered mild breast asymmetry?

It is considered mild when the difference between cups is two sizes.

What is considered moderate asymmetry?

Moderate asymmetry is considered to be a three-cup size difference.

What is considered severe breast asymmetry?

A four cup size difference is considered severe asymmetry.

What causes severely asymmetrical breasts?

Severe asymmetry can be linked to a hormonal problem, developmental problem, cancer, injury, breastfeeding, or pregnancy.

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Was very cautious, and thought long and hard about whether I should or shouldn't. Awesome decision. Should have done it a long time ago. A great accomplishment that couldn't have been done without the help of Dr. Colony and his awesome team. If you're living a minute with any self-doubt or low self-esteem about a certain body part, put your Nikes on and JUST DO IT!

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.

If you are looking into breast asymmetry in East Lansing, call Michigan Plastic Surgery™ or click the button below to schedule your initial complimentary consultation today.

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Meet Dr. Lee H. Colony, M.D., F.A.C.S., a renowned Board Certified plastic surgeon known for his expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery. As a respected national speaker and educator, his dedication to patient safety and involvement in esteemed medical societies highlight his exceptional skills.