WHAT IS INVOLVED IN BREAST ASYMMETRY?
Breast asymmetry can be a congenital issue or acquired. Congenital issues include unilateral under-development and accessory nipples, and in some cases, the difference is related to a congenital syndrome known as Poland Syndrome. Poland Syndrome comprises a range of issues. In the more serious cases, may involve having hand deformity and cardiac problems.
Breast asymmetry can range from very minor to gross asymmetry involving volume, shape, nipple position, and sometimes, underlying rib cage asymmetry. There are multiple techniques. This includes volume replacement and contour re-shaping that can help to improve the asymmetry. Mr Ho-Asjoe can advise on the most appropriate treatment after consultation and examination.
Breast asymmetry is extremely common. Probably around 95% of females have some degree of difference between the two breasts. The asymmetry can be related to shapes, nipple height, and volume and in some cases, there are issues such as breast constriction, specific areas of tissue deficit, and over-projection of the nipple-areola complex (Herniation). For most females, this is not an issue. For those with 1 or more cup size differences between the two sides, finding bras that are suitable, going swimming, or undressing can become an issue.
The techniques used for the correction of breast asymmetry, and the cost of the surgery are both variable as surgery should be tailored to each individual patient. Some techniques will involve more scarring. Some can improve the volume but not necessarily the shape and the symmetry will change with aging and gravitational pull. Mr. Ho-Asjoe has specialized in breast reconstructive surgery and can explain the options after consultation and examination.
AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY
The patient is advised to wear a sports bra with no underwire or lateral push for six weeks after surgery.
No active physical work, weight lifting, running.