What is breast asymmetry?
Have you noticed that your breasts are asymmetrical? Meaning your breasts are different in size, volume, form or positioned differently from one another.
Breast asymmetry is not something you should worry about too much, as it's often nothing but a cosmetic concern. It's quite common for breasts to be slightly different in size, however density and the overall structure will be usually similar.
However, if you suddenly experience a change in breast density or asymmetry, then it could be a sign of breast cancer and you should be checked.
What causes breast asymmetry?
Asymmetry of the breasts is extremely common as it impacts more than half of all women. However, there are a number of different reasons it can occur.
- Hormonal changes
- During ovulation
- Juvenile hypertrophy (rapid growth of a single breast)
Breast asymmetry correction surgery - Before and after gallery
Discover how Dr Pouria Moradi has transformed many woman's lives by giving them breasts that are equal in size and density. Take a look at the before and after photos below, showing the before and after results of corrective surgery.
The treatments required for breast asymmetrical surgery differ for every patient, as every woman is unique and has different requirements.
How is breast asymmetry diagnosed?
Breast asymmetry can be diagnosed through mammogram X-rays as they can detect abnormalities. A mammogram shows breast dentistry, growths and other masses.
It's important to check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice a change. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. However, changes in the look and feel of your breasts can also be a symptom so it is best to get checked. Women over the age of 40 should have mammograms X-rays every 2 to 3 years.
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How is breast asymmetry treated?
Dr Pouria Moradi treats breast asymmetry using the breast asymmetry correction surgery which aims to change the size, shape and position of either one or both breasts.
The aim of the asymmetry correction is to give women breasts that are more equal in size and density.
Procedures which could be required to correct the breasts include:
- Breast implants
- Breast expander
- Breast reduction
- Breast lift
- Capsulectomy and new pocket creation
Potential risks and complications?
As with any invasive surgery, there are potential risks and complications. Immediate risks may include:
- Bleeding, infection or discomfort
- Swelling & bruising
- Fluid accumulation
- Changes in breast & nipple sensation
- Changes to the skin
- Allergic reactions
- Skin discolouration
Dr Pouria Moradi will discuss all the short-term and long-term potential risks, along with the potential complications that breast implants can cause.
Can I breastfeed as normal?
Generally woman can breast feed after undergoing breast asymmetry correction. However, some woman may experience a reduced nipple sensation which makes it more difficult for the milk let-down reflex to trigger and release milk. Please speak to Dr Pouria Moradi about breastfeeding.
Will I have scarring?
Any invasive surgery has scarring, however Dr Pouria Moradi will ensure the scarring is as minimal and inconspicuous as possible. The scars will be hidden underneath the breast crease, however if you have a breast lift, you will also have a scar around the areola.
Breast asymmetry surgery Sydney
Have you noticed or been told your breasts are asymmetrical and wanted to have surgery to get breasts that are similar in size, dentistry and overall appearance.
Speak to specialist plastic surgeon Dr Pouria Moradi to book in for a consultation to discuss breast asymmetry correction surgery. Please contact the team by clicking here.