Breast Asymmetry

No two breasts are exactly the same size and shape but the amount of the asymmetry varies greatly.  More dramatic differences in breast size can cause problems with both appearance and clothing options.  Correcting size differences is generally done with saline implants because the amount of fluid in the implant can be controlled.  Differences in nipple position and shape may require combination procedures such as a breast lift.

Case 1

Breast augmentation with crescent (periareolar) breast lift on right side.

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Case 2

Breast augmentation, lower breast crease on left.

 

Case 3

Breast augmentation, lower breast crease on left.

 

EXPECTATIONS

LENGTH

1 Hour

ANESTHESIA

General or local with sedation

IN / OUTPATIENT

Out Patient

SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary swelling, mild bruising, and some pain

RISKS

Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture)

RECOVERY

Back to work: 3 days to 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks

FINAL APPEARANCE

6 - 8 weeks for implants to completely descend into the final position

DURATION OF RESULTS

Permanent: the average lifespan of a breast implant is 10 years and implants may need to be replaced in a relatively minor procedure.