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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Fat Transfer to the Breasts Fat Transfer to the Breasts: a Facebook Live with Dr Allan Kalus February 18, 2019 - In case you missed it, here’s the Fat Transfer to the Breasts a Facebook Live with Dr Allan Kalus where he shows us a bunch of before and afters, and gives us a chat about why he loves doing the procedure, why he prefers it over breast implants, and how it’s grown in his practice. You’ll love the before and after pictures of women’s various shapes and sizes and what their results with fat transfer have been. You’ll even see a patient with virtually no body fat with a great result, someone who has put on weight after the procedure, someone who had implants then had them removed and replaced with fat – it’s all here for you to view. For more excellent information on Breast Fat Transfer, and Fat Transfer in general, check out the Fat Transfer Australia website. 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 […]
Capsular Contracture – Do I Have It & Can It Be Treated? Capsular Contracture – Do I Have It & Can It Be Treated? February 12, 2019 - When you make the decision to undergo breast enlargement, there is a chance that your body may form scar tissue around the implant. However, you won’t be able to feel this change and you may not be aware you have it at all. When the scar tissue starts to tighten too much though, it can harden your implant and change its shape, which can cause a lot of pain and discomfort – this is known as capsular contracture. Signs You May Have Capsular Contracture During the early stages of capsular contracture, you won’t experience any symptoms, so you don’t need to seek treatment. It’s only necessary to seek treatment during the later stages. When your breasts are assessed for capsular contracture, they will be graded as follows: Grade 1: The breasts are still soft and look regular Grade 2: The breasts are slightly hard to the touch but still look regular Grade 3: The breasts feel hard to the touch and the appearance begins to distort Grade 4: The breasts are very hard and painful to the touch and they are distorted Unfortunately, there is no real way to determine whether you will develop capsular contracture after your breast augmentation […]
Combining Breast and Body Surgery with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff from Hunter Plastic Surgery January 17, 2019 - You’ll love this Facebook Live with Dr Nicholas Moncrieff from Hunter Plastic Surgery on combining breast and body surgery, held on our closed Facebook Support Forum “Plastic Surgery Support For Aussie Chicks”. There were a heap of questions from the community for Dr Moncrieff, and it was a real insight on what #moncrieffmagic is all about. Questions answered included the following. What do you believe is the best implant available on the market?? What causes rippling in implants ? And what do you usually do to correct the issue? Do all implants to your knowledge take a weird shape when bending over? Or is this cause from excess breast tissue or implants not large enough? I’ve been diagnosed with a post Cesarean Section Neuroma that requires surgical intervention would it be best to: 1)speak to a plastic surgeon about the surgery on its own, 2) incorporate it into an abdominoplasty, 3) continue with Gynecologist for surgical intervention. How long do you recommend you should wait in between surgeries? What is the recovery time before you suggest the second surgery can be performed for those patients needing to break up their procedures into more than one surgery? Group member asking for […]
The Inframammary Fold – Avoiding the Double Bubble, with Dr Michael Miroshnik January 16, 2019 - The “double bubble” is one of the more common problems in breast augmentation patients and while it definitely occurs more often in patients attending less qualified and experienced surgeons, it is an issue that can potentially affect any breast augmentation patient, even with the best of surgeons. Dr Michael Miroshnik, Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney, is known by his peers and patients as being a leader in surgical techniques and has a loyal following of patients. He spoke at the Breast Masters Symposium at the end of 2018 about The Inframammary Fold and how it can affect a patient’s outcome. Dr Miroshnik shared his symposium talk with us and gave us some insight on how surgeons can avoid undesirable patient outcomes. What is the Inframammary Fold? The Inframammary Fold (IMF) is also known as the inframammary crease and is the natural boundary of the breast underneath, so the point where the breast and the chest meet. Dr Miroshnik says the IMF is the key to defining the lower pole of the breast and it’s important for a surgeon to know when and how much you can lower the fold to create the desired shape of a breast augmentation. Each […]
Dr Jeremy Hunt talks Mummy Makeover, FB Live December 7, 2018 - Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s most recognised, experienced and skilled plastic surgeons and we were lucky enough to have him on FB live on our closed FB group last Tuesday. For those of you who missed it, here’s the video. If you have any questions regarding Mummy Makeover for Dr Hunt, just leave them in the comments below! KristyKristy loves researching, writing, and editing for Plastic Surgery Hub. She chats with practitioners and industry contacts to make sure we are bringing you the most up to date and accurate information possible. Growing up in Byron Bay, Kristy is all about people feeling comfortable in their own skin, and knows if people are going to make the choice to have aesthetic treatments or surgery, they should do so fully informed, and aware of the risks and all aspects of the procedure - both the good and the bad. Kristy is a huge advocate of having your surgery or treatment done in Australia by qualified Australian practitioners.

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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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