Breast asymmetry is more common than not. In fact, almost all women have breasts that are asymmetrical. While most women have subtle differences in the size and shape of their breasts, which may only be noticeable to the trained eye of a physician, in a few women breast asymmetry is very apparent. Along with making it impossible to find bras that fit properly, this can cause self-esteem issues and physical discomfort. Women struggling with this problem often camouflage the issue by wearing oversized clothing to hide the discrepancy, avoid swimsuits and feel uncomfortable in intimate situations.
As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Gill has a genuine understanding of a woman’s body and ideal aesthetic proportions, which she carefully takes into consideration during her surgical planning. Through thoughtful consultations with her patients, Dr. Gill makes it a priority to understand each woman’s specific goals and desires for correction of her breast asymmetry.
Is breast asymmetry correction right for me?
Any woman in good physical health who has asymmetry of the breasts can benefit from correction surgery. It is typically a congenital anomaly that is easily corrected through the use of various techniques such as breast augmentation, breast lift and in some cases reducing the breast volume. The degree of asymmetry generally does not matter, only that the patient is distressed by the difference.
Breast Asymmetry Correction with Dr. Gill
During your consultation, Dr. Gill will evaluate your anatomy, discuss your goals and thoughtfully design a unique surgical plan that will safely and effectively meet your goals. Dr. Gill tailors the procedure to fit the goals of her patients. The smaller breast may be enlarged with a silicone or saline implant. Or if the patient desires, the larger breast can be reduced to match the smaller breast. In some cases, a patient may present with a tuberous breast deformity, a congenital abnormality that occurs during breast development. These women often have pronounced asymmetry of their breasts, but never knew why. Using her expertise, Dr. Gill will diagnose and treat this condition to create more natural and symmetric appearing breasts.
Recovery from a Breast Symmetry Procedure
Patients should expect a recovery period of one to two weeks, depending on how the procedure is performed. An implant placed below the muscle usually requires a longer recovery. Patients will wear a surgical bra with adjustable straps to help the breasts heal and reduce swelling. Dr. Gill will prescribe pain medication to make this recovery period more comfortable. Most woman are up and moving around, without pain medication, after a few days and may resume light activity. Exercise, strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks.