Breast Asymmetry

Asymmetric breasts occur in a lot of women. It is a common condition where one breast is smaller or larger than the other. Women with asymmetrical breasts often have difficulty finding clothing, a bra, or even a swimsuit that fits perfectly. While it’s not something that is life-threatening, it can make women feel self-conscious – but there is a way to address this problem. Corrective breast surgery can create more evenly shaped and sized breasts that can help with their self-confidence.

Before a breast asymmetry procedure, the patient will undergo an initial consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The doctor will assess the patient, and provide recommendations to address the issue. Depending on what is required, the surgeon may decide to insert an implant to fill out the smaller breast and match the size of the other, but this might not be necessary and depends on the individual client.

The surgeon will discuss with the patient how the procedure will be carried out. When an implant is to be used, the doctor will determine the shape and size of the asymmetric breast prior to the surgery. He or she will explain the different implant types that are best suited for the case.

Another solution might be to reposition the areola and nipple of the smaller breast to match the other breast. However, it is important to understand that no two breasts are identical. As the saying goes, “they are sisters, not twins”. There will always be slight differences between two breasts. The surgeon will do what he or she can to make the asymmetric breast shape and size to look more alike.

The procedure is normally conducted under a general anaesthetic. The time the surgery takes should be discussed with the patient by the surgeon during the pre-surgery consultation. It is crucial to ask as many questions as possible before the procedure to ensure you understand the whole process.

What happens during recovery

The patient may feel fatigued right after the surgery. It is normal to feel some soreness around the area, and the breasts may feel tender. The surgeon may also prescribe medications to help the patient manage the pain and discomfort. A surgical bra may be worn to support the breast – some surgeons choose not to recommend a surgical support bra – it’s a personal thing.

Rest is highly recommended during the first few days following the surgery. The patient may also feel faint for several days post-procedure, and this is perfectly normal as the body is healing.

Swelling and/or bruising may be seen around the breast. It is recommended that the patient stay home to recuperate for as long as needed (usually at least a week or so). The patient might feel ready to gently return to normal activities a week or more after surgery.

The newly-shaped breast will gradually “settle” into its natural position during the healing process.

Risks and Complications

Asymmetry breast procedures are comparatively safe with extremely rare complications. As with any type of surgery, developing an infection or an adverse reaction to anaesthesia may occur. Such instances are rare, but the surgeon and their team should monitor the patient’s condition and treat the reaction or infection.

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery April 17, 2019 - More women than ever are undergoing breast implant removal and/or replacement procedures, for various reasons. In fact, any woman with or considering getting breast implants should assume that they will need removing and/or replacing at some stage. Dr Eddie Cheng, Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Brisbane, QLD performs many removal and replacement procedures each year and we’ll be having him on our closed Facebook group next month for a Facebook Live to talk about it but in the meantime he answered some of our questions. Why have Breast Implant Revision Procedures? Dr Cheng says there are various reasons why a woman may have breast implant revision surgery. “Breast implants don’t last a lifetime, however, it varies from person to person. Implants will need to be replaced at some stage, however, the reasons for revision surgery varies and may include complications such as capsular contracture, gel rupture and sometimes size changes.” Other reasons for implant removal and replacement may include: Patient preference – e.g. a change in breast implant size, shape or brand and removal of breast implants all together. Complications such as capsular contracture, rupture, deflation, rippling, calcification and others. Incorrect sizing and positioning of breast implants Normal ageing of […]
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Motiva Implants for the Active Woman, with Dr Andrew Greensmith February 22, 2019 - We chatted with Dr Andrew Greensmith, Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery  about Motiva implants.  We wanted to chat to him about why he chooses to use Motiva implants and what makes them stand out from the others. Motiva Implants are said to achieve a more natural looking breast and are leading the way when it comes to implant safety. Not only that they cater to the rise of more active women – Motiva Implants are able to work with a woman’s body when they are at the gym or doing any activity they love to do. It’s all explained here… Motiva Implants Active Woman… #AASPW2019 TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
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Minimising Breast Implant Risks and Complications with Dr Terrence Scamp December 20, 2018 - Dr Terrence Scamp did my breast reduction in 2011 and I’ve never looked back. It was a procedure that completely changed my life. I caught up with Dr Scamp to talk about breast augmentation and minimising risks and complications with breast implant surgery and the role that Motiva Implants is playing in helping to do that. This is a must-listen for any woman looking at breast implants. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
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Bikini Boobs – the perfect cleavage! December 3, 2018 - I tried on my swimmers yesterday for the first time this summer and spent at least a minute “fixing” my boobs to fit into them and it made me wish I had perky, awesome boobs that looked amazing in bikinis! Straight away I thought of Dr Amira Sanki, Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, who does some amazing breast augmentations and thought I’d ask her what makes the perfect “bikini boobs” – the perfect cleavage! All of us want to feel comfortable in our bodies, especially when we’re more exposed wearing our swimmers or bikinis. With the Australian lifestyle and culture going to the beach or spending the summers by the pool is almost a given, but for those women not happy with their breasts it can be more about covering up, especially for women after pregnancy and childbirth where their breasts are left feeling empty, deflated, sagging or flat. A breast augmentation, lift, reduction or reconstruction can improve or completely transform a woman’s confidence. Dr Sanki says, “The active lifestyles most of us have here in Australia leaves little room for wearing uncomfortable bras and clothing to help support sagging breasts. Breast lift and breast lift with implants are able to […]
Mummy Makeover in Perth with Plastic Surgeon Dr Patrick Briggs November 28, 2018 - Mummy makeovers are a popular choice for women to help get their bodies back into shape after pregnancy and childbirth. The term mummy makeover refers to a combination of a few different procedures to help get a woman’s body back to where it was, if not better than it was, before kids. We chatted to Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and one of Perth’s most experienced mummy makeover surgeons, to talk us through what’s involved in a mummy makeover. He also shared some mummy makeover patients’ before and after photos with us. All photos below are patients of Dr Briggs. Make sure you click on each of them to see the full sized photos. What procedures does a mummy makeover include? A mummy makeover is not a one size fits all group of procedures, however it usually includes an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Breast Augmentation (breast implants), Breast Mastopexy (breast lift with or without implants) and any other procedure to repair or improve the appearance of a part of the body affected by pregnancy and childbirth such as: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) Breast Augmentation (breast implants) Breast Mastopexy (breast lift) Breast reduction (with or without lift) Liposuction Labiaplasty (repair function and/or […]
Understanding, compassion, listening – when surgeons go the extra mile… November 28, 2018 - Plastic or cosmetic surgery can be a massively daunting experience. It can be extremely overwhelming and downright scary. For some patients, finding a plastic surgeon they can not only trust to do a good job and get them awesome results but is also caring, considerate and empathetic of their situation is a little harder to find. While it’s an extremely personal decision, making sure you are able to fully communicate and express your concerns is essential in ensuring you get the best results. This can be why some women patients feel more comfortable with a female surgeon. We spoke to Dr Amira Sanki, Sydney Plastic Surgeon, about how she manages patient expectations and how important it is for patients to trust their surgeon. If you google Dr Amira Sanki you’ll find no shortage of raving fans. Perhaps 90% of her patients use the word “amazing” to describe her and all of them describe how she surpassed their expectations. Quite a few call her their friend, and many suggest she changed their life. I’ve chatted with Dr Sanki myself and it’s evident that each and every patient is special to her, and she is without a doubt one of the most […]

Trish

Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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