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Though asymmetric breasts are very common, a pronounced difference in size can make some women feel embarrassed and self-conscious. Breast asymmetry correction is a surgical procedure that can improve balance and proportion between the breasts.
Who Should Get Breast Asymmetry Correction?
It’s normal to have one breast that is slighter larger (or smaller) than the other, but if one of your breasts is noticeably larger than the other, you may benefit from correction surgery.
Corrective breast surgery can treat:
- Breast that are noticeably different in size
- Nipples or areolas that are asymmetrical
- Breast size that makes you feel self-conscious
Breast asymmetry is often a genetic problem, but it may also occur as a result of aging, hormonal changes, pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Candidates for breast asymmetry correction should be healthy and have realistic expectations. While correction surgery can enhance the look of your breasts, you should not expect perfection. We can determine if this surgery is right for you during a personal consultation.
What to Expect During Your Breast Asymmetry Correction
Breast asymmetry correction in Raleigh, NC is an outpatient procedure that requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to balance out your breasts.
Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation using breast implants or their own natural tissue to increase the size of their breasts. Breast reduction or breast lift surgery can also be used to remove or lift sagging breast tissue and skin.
In some cases, nipple or areola reduction can improve symmetry between the breasts, as well. More than one procedure may be necessary to achieve desired results.
After Your Breast Asymmetry Correction
After breast surgery, we will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, along with prescription pain medication. Expect some bruising and swelling during the first 48 hours or longer. You will need a friend or family member to help you during this initial stage of recovery.
Light activity can be resumed within a few days, but most patients require one to two weeks off from work and other normal activities. You should take an entire month off from rigorous exercise and heavy lifting. Stitches are normally removed after a week, but prolonged swelling may obscure your final results for several weeks.
Understanding the Risks of Breast Asymmetry Correction
All surgical procedures, including breast asymmetry correction, present a degree of risk and uncertainty. These risks will be discussed in-depth during your consultation. Although uncommon, possible adverse events include unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, sensory changes, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and undesirable cosmetic outcome.
How Much Does Breast Asymmetry Surgery Cost?
At your consultation, Kristen or Laura will provide you with a detailed individual estimate given your surgeon’s recommendations. Please click here if you would like a generalized price estimate.
Schedule Your Breast Asymmetry Consultation
Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about the breast asymmetry procedure, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Use the email form to send a question or call (919) 785-0505 to speak with our patient coordinator.