Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Introduction

Breast asymmetry refers to the unfortunate condition in which a woman’s breasts are different sizes and/or shapes as a result of factors like age, weight, genetics, or even the effects of gravity. While oddly-proportioned breasts are nothing to be ashamed of, many women do feel self-conscious about their chest. Some even find it difficult to purchase clothing because shirts and tops do not conform as attractively to their figure.

Correction surgery is a popular option, and Dr. Barrett offers numerous techniques to ensure that you achieve the ideal shape and size. Oftentimes in fact, the best look involves correction in both breasts. For example, large breasts can be reduced to a more manageable size, but the amount of reduction might differ between each breast if one happens to be naturally larger than the other. The same can be said if a person wants to augment their small breasts to a larger size: one might be augmented more than the other.

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

Case #3504

Keller Funnel used for minimal incision

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Candidates

Breast asymmetry correction surgery is a helpful option for women who desire shapely, proportional breasts. Dr. Barrett is skilled in performing this procedure for patients who suffer from the following conditions:

  • If you have chest areas that appear creased and sunken
  • If you have chest areas that appear excessively large
  • If your breasts sag or droop, oftentimes causing discomfort
  • If you desire more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers
  • If you wish to improve your body contour, revise scars, fill bodily depressions and rejuvenate the natural curve of your breasts
  • To fill in contour irregularities or hide obvious signs of breast implants

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Results and Recovery

The typical recovery period for a breast-related surgery is about six weeks. Some revisions involve extensive pocket repair that may or may not need specialized external bras. For the first two weeks post-surgery, it is normal to experience some soreness and swelling. Minimizing scar appearance is key in the postoperative period. Dr. Barrett meets with all patients once a week for six weeks to remove stitches week one and two (remember the five layers) and tapes the incisions each time. After the taping period is done, the patient will be prescribed a patented silicone scar gel to apply twice daily for 3 months to continue the healing process. Dr. Barrett will provide specific instructions on how to best care for yourself during the recovery period customized on your condition and surgery.

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