Breast asymmetry or unevenness is not an abnormality but rather a norm in all women. Women who get breast augmentation would also like to make their breasts more even in size and shape, thus correction of breast asymmetry is often a part of breast enlargement surgery. As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation in Los Angeles, Dr. Sean Younai, routinely evaluates women for breast asymmetry during consultation and goes over options for making breasts more even.
Correction of Breast Asymmetry in Los Angeles
Techniques used for the correction of breast asymmetry depend on the type of breast asymmetry. For example, the diameter and position of nipples can be different in the two breasts. This is often corrected with a crescent or peri-areolar breast lift, which moves the nipples into an even position. Correction of unequal breast sizes involves, either using different size silicone breast implants, or adjusting the fill volume of the saline breast implants. Tubular breast deformity is often characterized by breast asymmetry, which is corrected by the above-mentioned breast lift techniques. There are a minority of women who have severe breast asymmetry to a point that their breasts look very lopsided. This extent of breast asymmetry is either congenital or has resulted from the removal of tissue from one breast during breast lumpectomy or biopsy. Correction of breast asymmetry in these circumstances is even more challenging, and could involve a combination of enlarging one breast and reducing the size of the other. Breast asymmetry can become more pronounced after major weight loss when the two breasts sage to a different degree. Correction of breast asymmetry after weight loss often involves insertion of breast implants, as well as an Inverted-T mastopexy or breast lift.
Correction of Breast Asymmetry with Stem Cells
Women who have minor breast asymmetry and do not want to go significantly bigger by using a breast implant, now have the option of having fat grafting to their breasts in order to change the shape, size, and form of the breasts. This novel approach also offers women a holistic approach where no foreign materials such as implants are used to enhance breasts!