Breast Asymmetry Surgery in Melbourne and Sydney
What are Asymmetrical Breasts?
Asymmetrical Breasts occur when the breasts appear mismatched, lopsided or uneven and often have nipples that are in different locations or are different sizes. For many women, the appearance of their breasts is closely linked with their self-image and self-esteem. Breast Asymmetry Surgery may help.
Dr Richard Sackelariou is a leading plastic surgeon for asymmetry surgery in Melbourne and Sydney helping patients seeking more balanced breasts. With over 20 years of experience, he is a calm, caring and precise surgeon.
Slightly Uneven Breasts are common
Having significantly uneven breasts may make many women feel unattractive and it can be difficult to find a bra – or clothing in general – that fits. While minor asymmetry occurs in all breasts, women with moderate and severe asymmetry are excellent candidates for Breast Asymmetry Surgeries.
Did you know that it’s actually normal for your breasts to be uneven? For most women their left breast is usually a little bigger than the right! A difference in breast size, up to about 20%, is actually normal.
But what happens when you tip over that golden ration of 20%?
First of all it is important to check with your doctor – any sudden change in breast size, shape or texture should be investigated. However, if you’ve exhausted all options, you might consider breast asymmetry surgery.
“All Breasts are Sisters, Not Twins”
Body, face and breast symmetry is considered attractive. Throughout history breast symmetry especially has been prized as a sign of good health, desirability and even increased fertility.
However, it is extremely rare for breasts to be perfectly symmetrical.
While some degree of asymmetry is completely normal and very common, extremely uneven breasts are a different story. They are uncomfortable, physically and socially. The uneven distribution of weight causes neck and back pain, costing you thousands in chiropractic and osteopathic bills. You find it difficult to buy clothing, especially a swimsuit! And finding a bra that fits is stressful.
Several Kinds of Breast Asymmetry
There are several kinds of asymmetry that are treated by our skilled plastic surgeon. These include:
Breast Asymmetry – breasts that are different in volume, shape, position, and breast crease position.
Nipple Asymmetry – nipples that are different sizes, shapes and heights.
Anterior Chest Wall issues – a condition where your chest wall is a different shape than usual, causing asymmetry in the breasts
However, there may be larger medical issues behind asymmetrical breasts, especially if you have a sudden change. These can include scoliosis, cancer, Poland’s Syndrome or effects of past surgeries. Therefore we always recommend you consult your GP before embarking on plastic surgery.
What are the options for Breast Asymmetry?
For some, the difference between their breasts is very obvious. Asymmetry can be so severe that it seems like two different people have been combined into one! In cases like this, surgery can help you ensure that your breasts are pleasing to the eye, bra-friendly and take the strain off your neck and back.
Before surgery, your plastic surgeon will thoroughly plan and customise procedure designs to ensure your best possible outcome. This involves many assessments including breast volume testing, computer-generated modelling and MRI imaging studies.
Every surgery is different, because every case of breast asymmetry is different. So the solutions for corrective surgery will differ too. Some approaches include:
- -Making the smaller breast, bigger
- -Reducing the size of the larger breast
- -Reducing the size of both breasts
In exceptionally severe cases, some surgeries involve a combination of techniques. You may require a breast augmentation for one breast and a breast reduction for the other! As a result, you can have two different breasts requiring two or three different surgeries, with a range of different outcomes. Due to this breast asymmetry surgery is a difficult procedure. Therefore, we always recommend you use a highly experienced, qualified plastic surgeon with a proven specialisation in breast asymmetry surgery.
Some breast asymmetry surgeries will even require two or three different procedures to ensure you get the best outcome. Obviously the complexity of the surgery depends on the severity of your asymmetry.
To ensure you get the best and correct fit our surgeons may use intra-operative sizers. These are specially designed breast implant sizers that allow a sterile sample implant to be inserted to precisely check the correct size for your ideal outcome.
Our surgeons may also use liposuction to ensure the best possible results.
What Can Be Done for Uneven Breasts?
Depending on the type and severity of asymmetry, there are a number of surgeries that can be performed.
For breasts that are a different volume, shape, position or have a different breast crease position, these can be treated with a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation and implants, or even Liposculpture.
In the case of nipple asymmetry, where the nipples are a different size, shape or height, corrective nipple surgery can be performed as well as a Breast Lift.
Asymmetrical Breast surgeries are difficult and complex, but achievable thanks to the expert knowledge of our surgeon, Dr. Sackelariou. Often different surgeries are required on each breast to achieve the desired symmetry. You may even require two or more surgeries before you achieve the natural look you desire. The most important part of this procedure is that every patient leaves with the best, natural result for their body. Dr. Sackelarious kind and caring approach to his patients will ensure you have the very best result possible.
FAQs about Breast Asymmetry
What About Scars after Breast Asymmetry Surgery?
Scarring is an understandable concern. Many patients worry about scars being obvious beneath the nipple. Consequently, the “Lollipop” or “Anchor” incision techniques can reduce the amount of scarring.
Scarring fades over time and is helped by many advances in the cosmetic surgery field including special bandages and non surgical treatments.
Breast asymmetry is a painful, embarrassing condition. Our experienced surgeon is more than happy to help you regain your confidence. If you are uncomfortable with your uneven breasts, contact Dr. Sackelariou today for a consultation.
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