Correction of Breast Asymmetry

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A slight breast asymmetry is very common, however, when the asymmetry is very remarkable you might want to correct the asymmetry. The correction can be done either by augmentation of the smaller breast, or reduction of the larger one. The decision between the two options is made together with the surgeon, depending on your anatomy and the degree of asymmetry.

You should be above the age of 18, not nursing or pregnant, and in good general health to undergo the correction.

If you are going through the augmentation procedure, the surgeon will make the incision in your armpit, around the nipple or under the breast fold. Then he will separate the skin from the breast tissue in order to insert the implants. The insertion can be handled above or below the chest muscles. Most implants today are filled with silicon and come in different sizes and shapes.



The reduction procedure involves a vertical incision from the nipple down, and a horizontal incision below the breast fold. The extra fat is removed using a liposuction and the breast size is adjusted to the other breast.

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The length of each procedure depends on the degree of asymmetry and the procedure technique. After surgery you will have bandages around your chest. In some case a drainage tube would also be placed, to avoid blood and fluid collection. Breast augmentation stretches the tissue, therefore there may be a significant amount of pain after the surgery, especially during the first 48 hours. Painkillers, antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs, are often prescribed.

Breast reduction involves a larger scar, however, it goes through less sensitive areas, therefore there would be less pain, which can be easily treated with painkillers.

Every procedure has its risks. Augmentation may result in implant contraction, in rupture of the filling, in the possibility that implant may move and a risk of losing nipple sensation. Reduction is usually safe, however, it may cause bleeding, infection and delayed healing.

Expect to feel tired and sore during the first 48-72 hours. You'll be able to go to work after a week or so, but you should avoid strenuous activities for up to 6 weeks. Complete recovery usually takes 2 months. Until then expect your scars to be pink and sensitive for 6 weeks, then it will begin fading. It is normal for your breasts to be swollen for 3-4 weeks.


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