How Does Breast Augmentation Address Breast Asymmetry?

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Perfect symmetry is not something that occurs naturally — especially in the breasts —though some women have more prominent breast asymmetry than others. For these women, wearing certain clothing styles can make them feel uncomfortable, and it is often difficult to find bras and swimsuits that fit comfortably and appropriately. If you are self-conscious about breast asymmetry and prefer a lasting solution rather than temporary fixes — like padding your bra — breast augmentation surgery may be a suitable option. At Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Coraopolis, PA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Fernau and our dedicated team believe that every woman deserves to have confidence in their physique. To help create or restore closer breast symmetry in terms of breast size, shape, position, and other characteristics, Dr. Fernau may recommend breast augmentation with breast implants, fat transfer to the breast, or both.

Why is one breast smaller than the other?

Almost every woman near Pittsburgh has some differences between their two breasts — whether one breast sits higher than the other or one breast is slightly fuller than the other. These natural asymmetries are often almost imperceptible — especially to others but can still make a woman feel self-conscious, particularly in tight-fitting clothing and swimsuits. In other cases, asymmetric breasts can be much more obvious. Some common causes of noticeable breast asymmetry include:

  • Genetic abnormality/deformity
  • Trauma or injury
  • Previous surgical error
  • Deflated saline breast implant
  • Previous breast cancer surgery

How can asymmetric breasts in Pittsburgh be corrected?

Bras padded on one side, bra inserts, and other temporary solutions can help women feel more comfortable in certain situations, but these quick fixes don't address the actual anatomic cause of breast asymmetry, meaning women often still feel unhappy with their bodies. This self-consciousness and frustration can even lead to strained relationships and other unwanted consequences. For the most complete and longest-lasting transformation possible to correct asymmetric breasts, breast augmentation can be a life-changing procedure.

For breast augmentation for asymmetry, Dr. Fernau will customize a surgical plan based on individual patient and case factors, including the cause and nature of the patient's breast asymmetry, her health and surgical history, her personal preferences and goals, and others. In some cases, this may involve the placement of a single implant on one side, while other patients may benefit by having two different-sized implants placed. Oftentimes, fat transfer to the breast — also known as fat grafting — can be used to even out breast size and create a more symmetric and proportionate breast shape. For women whose breast asymmetry is primarily associated with the position or droopiness of one breast, a breast lift — on its own or in addition to breast augmentation surgery — can also be transformative. Breast reduction surgery may also be appropriate for certain types of breast asymmetry.

Will my breasts be perfectly symmetric with breast implants?

Even with synthetic implants — and even when identical implants are placed on each side — it is important for patients to understand that perfect symmetry is not typically possible, as subtle differences in the natural breasts, skin, and tissues may still be present and could potentially become even more pronounced with the placement of breast implants. However, with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable in the nuances and complexities of breast augmentation for breast asymmetry, the results of the procedure can be striking.

Don't let breast asymmetry keep you from feeling your best. Love your look and boost your confidence with breast augmentation for asymmetry in Coraopolis, PA

Does one sagging breast or having two different-sized breasts make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable and keep you from enjoying your favorite activities or relationships? Don't let breast asymmetry hold you back any longer. Take the first step toward correcting breast asymmetry and changing your life by calling Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Fernau today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.