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Breast Augmentation to Treat Asymmetry and Lopsidedness

Posted December 16, 2014 in Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Breast Enhancement, Breast Implants, Breast Lift

Woman in pink braWhen performing breast augmentation surgery to increase the size and improve the shape of the bustline, Dr. Kimberly Henry achieves exceptional results. A number of patients who have visited her offices serving the greater San Francisco area have reported excellent results.

Many people think breast implants are only for increasing the size of the breasts, but surgeons can also use them to address uneven or lopsided breasts. Let’s take a moment to consider these matters right now.

The Problem with Breasts That Are Significantly Asymmetrical

Sometimes women have breasts that are lopsided. While some degree of asymmetry is natural, a number of women feel self-conscious about their appearance. This is particularly true when one breast is of a significantly different size or shape than the other. Asymmetry of this kind may affect the types of clothes they wear, and it can make shopping for bathing suits, bras, and other kinds of garments difficult. If the self-consciousness is severe, it can have a negative impact on a woman’s self-esteem.

Why Breast Augmentation May Be an Good Solution

Breast augmentation surgery is a good idea for many women who have asymmetrical breasts. The use of implants helps women achieve a more even and appealing appearance, and the results are aesthetically pleasing and permanent. A number of women who have breasts that are asymmetrical do undergo breast augmentation in order to address these issues.

Ideal Candidates for Breast Implants to Correct Breast Asymmetry

The best candidates for breast augmentation surgery in these cases are women who have breasts that are asymmetrical and are in generally good health. They should not suffer from any sort of medical condition that would make a surgical procedure of any kind a health risk.

Patients should also have realistic expectations about scarring after surgery and various side effects they will experience during the healing process. Knowing the pros and cons will improve overall patient satisfaction and experience.

What to Expect from the Procedure

There are many different ways to perform breast augmentation surgery, and the exact process will depend on the type of breast implants that a patient would like to receive and the needs of the patient. During the consultation process, we will be able to discuss the following in more detail:

  • Composition of the breast implant(s)
  • Location of incisions
  • Size of the breast implant(s)
  • Shape of the breast implant(s)
  • Breast implant profile
  • Placement of the breast implant(s) relative to the pectoral muscle

In general, patients will be placed under general anesthetic in order to reduce anxiety and discomfort. The breast implants will be placed into the breast pocket in order to improve symmetry. Following surgery, patients will notice tenderness, bruising, and swelling around the breast, all of which will diminish as healing progresses.

Alternatives to Breast Implants to Address Asymmetry

Sometimes breast implants aren’t an ideal option for treating asymmetry but breast lift surgery or breast reduction surgery is more ideal. In lift and reduction procedures, incisions are made along the lower portion of the breast in order to remove skin and glandular tissue and revise the shape of the breasts in the process. In some cases, breast implants can be placed as part of the process for a combined lift and augmentation.

The ideal kind of surgery for your needs can be discussed in more detail during the consultation process. A customized treatment plan is always the most ideal solution.

Schedule a Consultation with a Skilled Plastic Surgeon

For more information about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you look your very best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Kimberly Henry will work closely with you to ensure that all of your questions are answered and concerns addressed.

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