No pair of breasts are identical. It is not uncommon for women to notice a visual difference in the size of one breast from another. When one breast looks noticeably larger, even underneath clothing, it can be hard to feel comfortable with your body. Breast asymmetry is a widespread condition that many women may not also be aware that they can fix. But trying to find bras and bathing suits that fit correctly can be a time-consuming issue, and some women may be hesitant to wear tight-fitting tops that feel exposing rather than empowering. Correcting breast asymmetry can offer a renewed sense of confidence and vitality for any woman.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY can fix asymmetrical breasts through corrective breast surgery. The goal of this surgery is to create a more balanced and natural-looking effect. An initial consultation at our facility will formulate the best course of action to remedy the situation. Breast augmentation with implants, fat transfer, a breast lift, or breast reduction are all viable techniques for creating a more streamlined profile. Read below as the plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery explain breast asymmetry and how it can be corrected.
Addressing body image issues
It’s normal for women to face some asymmetry in their bodies. However, the difference is more noticeable in some than others. It’s more common than you may think for women to be born with underdeveloped or uneven breasts. This can make simple tasks such as sleeping on your stomach, working out, or even shopping for a well-fitting bra awkward or embarrassing. Breast augmentation with implants addresses this issue and helps women feel more empowered about their bodies.
Patients with breasts shaped or sized differently due to genetics can use implants to restore volume or make them appear more consistent or balanced. Patients at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in the Long Island area can choose the shape, size, and profile they want for their breasts, which gives them an increased sense of freedom.
Causes of breast asymmetry
There are many different reports out there regarding breast asymmetry. In most cases, genetics is to blame for the issue. A woman's body can look asymmetrical appearance as a result of hormones or even breastfeeding. Other less likely reasons include injury or breast cancer, which can contribute to the loss of breast tissue on one side. Some studies have shown that women with uneven breasts may have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. A yearly mammogram screening is a safe and most reassuring way to ease your concerns about your breast health.
How to fix the problem
Women with this issue have options when it comes to correcting their breasts. The plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in the Long Island area can mend breast asymmetry through several different techniques that are reliant on the patient's amount of existing breast tissue and scope of work.
Breast implants: For patients with a mild case of asymmetry, breast implants can help even out the shape and size of the breasts. The plastic surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery achieve balance by configuring the implants, so the two breasts are the same size. For those who have nipple and areola differences between the two breasts, in size or location, a reposition and reshape can also be employed for a more proportionate appearance. Patients who have the right skin tone and limited sagging can enjoy beautiful results.
During your consultation, it is essential to discuss the correct implant size for your body. Each implant should be carefully matched to the existing chest tissue to achieve similarity in shape and size.
Breast reduction: For patients with severely asymmetrical breasts, the best course of action is to have the more substantial breast reduced in size to match the existing smaller one. During this technique, excess breast tissue is removed until the desired size is reached. Sometimes a breast lift is necessary to create a lifted appearance.
Breast lift: Breasts that sag will benefit from a lift to equal the position of the other breast. During this procedure, loose and excess skin is cut away, then the remaining skin is raised. The results are both more proportionate and youthful-looking.
Fat transfer: This is an excellent alternative for Long Island-area patients who want a size increase without an implant. Fat is taken from one area of the body via liposuction, purified, and then reinjected directly into the breasts creating a smooth texture. One of the best benefits of a fat transfer is that two body areas are treated at once, so you are slimmer in a spot such as your hips or thighs, and fuller in your chest area.
It would be best if you take your recovery time seriously. This outpatient procedure is still considered to be significant surgery, and activity should be limited for the first few days. You may expect to resume a routine within 7 – 10 days after your surgery. Schedule your surgery when you have time for extended rest.