Can Breast Augmentation Correct Asymmetry?
While perfect symmetry does not typically occur in the human body, some people have more pronounced asymmetry than others. For women, asymmetric breasts are a common concern, and those women with significant or noticeable asymmetry between the breasts may feel self-conscious and uncomfortable — both emotionally and even physically in some cases. At Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre Marshall is dedicated to helping patients look and feel their best with a full range of advanced cosmetic procedures, including breast enhancement surgery. For many women, a breast augmentation specifically can provide an opportunity to improve and even correct asymmetric breasts and restore the confidence they deserve. Keep reading to find more information about how a breast augmentation can be used to address breast asymmetry, including how the procedure works and what results may be possible for you.
What causes breast asymmetry?
Most women have subtle differences between their breasts, but they are not typically noticeable to others. However, some women have more obvious breast asymmetry, which may be due to:
- Natural deformity
- Developmental abnormality
- Trauma or injury
- Previous breast cancer surgery
- Previously “botched” breast surgery
- Changes associated with weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging
How is breast asymmetry corrected?
The most appropriate type of breast surgery to correct breast asymmetry will vary from patient to patient based on the nature and extent of their asymmetry, their surgical and medical history, whether any additional breast concerns should be considered, and others. For many women, breast augmentation is an effective solution for improving breast symmetry. With a breast augmentation for asymmetry, Dr. Marshall may recommend breast implants, a fat transfer to the breast, or both. With breast implants for asymmetry, Dr. Marshall can use two different sizes of implants to even out the breasts. With a fat transfer, it is also possible to add a different volume of fat to each breast to create more balance between the breasts.
Will my breasts be perfectly symmetric after a breast augmentation?
Patients considering breast augmentation for symmetry should have realistic expectations for their results and understand that perfect symmetry is not always possible. In some cases, the natural breast shape, nipple placement, and other characteristics of the breasts may be subtly different from one side to the other, even after the placement of implants. Still, Dr. Marshall is generally able to achieve a dramatic improvement in breast symmetry using customized strategies that are tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy.
Are breast augmentation results permanent?
The results of breast augmentation surgery can last for many years, but they are not considered indefinite. Subtle changes to the breasts may occur over time due to aging, weight fluctuation, and other factors, and the breast implants themselves may need to be replaced at some point. During your initial consultation for breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Marshall will discuss what to expect long-term with your breast implants and how to best maintain your results.
Correct breast asymmetry and boost your confidence with breast augmentation surgery in Beverly Hills, CA
If you have asymmetric breasts that make it difficult to find clothing that fits or leaves you feeling self-conscious about your appearance, a breast augmentation may be right for you. Start your journey toward restoring a more feminine figure and loving your look with confidence by calling Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery to schedule your Beverly Hills breast augmentation consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre Marshall today.