Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery
Breast asymmetry occurs when one breast is a different size or shape than the other breast. This condition can be genetic and is quite common. During puberty, the left and right breasts develop at a slightly different pace. This can correct itself as the breasts stop growing or may remain permanent. Hormonal changes later in life, such as those changes brought on by menopause, can cause breasts to become asymmetrical. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also be a culprit. Breast asymmetry is a condition that can cause self-esteem issues. It is sometimes difficult to buy undergarments that fit right, especially if the size of the breasts is significantly different. It is possible to correct the asymmetry of the breast and restore your self-esteem and confidence.
Benefits of Asymmetry Correction Surgery
Breast asymmetry correction surgery is performed to correct the asymmetrical nature of the breasts, giving them a more uniform look. This broad term considers the many reasons behind the asymmetry and focuses on the right surgery to repair the exact cause. If you desire smaller breasts that are uniform, a reduction and lift could be the answer. If you prefer larger breasts that have the same profile, implants can provide this solution. Whatever result you desire, Dr. Kenrick Spence and the team at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery can help you to make the best choice.
Preparation for Asymmetry Correction Surgery
When considering any type of surgery, it is essential to look for a professional who can bring the right amount of experience to your procedure. Deciding to repair breast asymmetry is not something to take lightly, and the surgeon you trust can make all the difference. Dr. Spence and his team will make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. He will conduct a thorough examination and discuss with you the best route for achieving your desired result. You will be told how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect during the surgery and recovery.
When Should Someone Worry About Breast Asymmetry on a Mammogram?
While most women do have slight breast asymmetry, sudden asymmetry of the breasts needs immediate medical attention. It is even more important to seek medical attention when breast asymmetry is accompanied by puckering of the skin or nipple inversion.
How Serious Is Breast Asymmetry on a Mammogram?
Breast asymmetry on a mammogram is not automatically indicative of a serious issue. However, it can be a sign of a potential abnormality. Because breast tissue can change with age and fluctuating hormone levels, areas of asymmetry on a mammogram should be investigated further. In many cases, it is nothing of concern, and the area is simply monitored more frequently to ensure it remains the same.
What Are the Next Steps After Asymmetry Is Found?
If an area of asymmetry is found on a mammogram, the radiologist may suggest additional scanning, such as an ultrasound of the area. If subsequent scans still show an abnormality, a biopsy may be recommended.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Asymmetry Surgery?
The purpose of breast asymmetry surgery is to create a more uniform and symmetrical appearance of the breasts. Ideal candidates for breast asymmetry surgery are:
- Women whose breasts are naturally asymmetric causing them to feel self-conscious.
- Women who have noticed changes of the breasts after childbirth, weight loss, or breastfeeding.
- Women who have had previous surgery that resulted in asymmetry.
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