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Breast Asymmetry Correction

Posted June 15, 2021 in Breast Symmetry

Woman in green bikini looking out the windowHaving breasts that aren’t exactly the same is very common – but it can make a woman feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, as well as making it difficult to find a bra and clothing that fit properly. Breast asymmetry correction can help. 

What is breast asymmetry correction?

“Breast asymmetry correction” can mean something different for each patient, depending on what issue needs to be addressed. It can be used for breasts when one is too small or if they are different shapes or in different positions. It can also help if you feel your breasts are too large or if you have nipples that are asymmetrical. Breast augmentation can be part of asymmetry correction, and it may be used if one breast is smaller than the other. A patient may feel they need this procedure after pregnancy or breastfeeding or because of age or genetics. 

What is the procedure for breast asymmetry correction?

This is an outpatient surgery that is performed under general anesthesia. An incision will be made in an area that is least conspicuous, so that visible scarring is kept to a minimum. When the procedure is over, you will be given prescription pain medication, and you’ll have some bruising and swelling for at least 2 days. You should have a friend or a family member to help you out immediately after your surgery. 

You should refrain from strenuous activity for about 6 weeks, but patients can typically return to work and most normal activities within 2 weeks. The swelling will go down in about 6 weeks, after which your breasts will be in their new “position.” Results of breast asymmetry correction are long-lasting. 

It is actually quite common for women to have two breasts that are very different from each other! But that doesn’t mean you have to live with it if you don’t want to. Having symmetrical breasts can make quite a difference – for your confidence level and also when it comes to wearing that new bikini that’s been sitting in your closet because it just doesn’t look right. Contact Specialists in Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina, for a consultation about breast asymmetry correction. Call (919) 785-0505 today!