Surgical Improvement of Breast Asymmetry
There are several things that can be done to improve breast symmetry during Breast Augmentation surgery. Simple breast asymmetries can be addressed during a routing cosmetic breast surgery. Using different implants, or slight modifications of the breast tissue can be done. More severe asymmetries may require a more reconstructive approach.
Using two different breast implants (to make the large breast smaller, or the smaller breast larger) is the simplest approach, yet choosing just the right combination of implants requires much experience, skill and cosmetic artistry.
Saline breast implants are useful for this purpose, as the right and left implants can be filled differently at the time of surgery to more precisely adjust for any mild asymmetry. More complicated procedures are required to correct breast shape and position asymmetry, and may require multiple stages of reconstruction. A larger breast often needs a Breast Reduction and Breast Lift to match the opposite breast.
In addition, the larger breast often has a larger areola, which also needs to be reduced in size to provide better symmetry.
During your Breast Augmentation consultation at the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Dr. Jugenburg will examine your existing breast anatomy and discuss with you the options that may be available to improve your breast asymmetry. However, the intention will not be to give you a perfectly symmetrical chest, but a beautiful breast enhancement that gives the impression of a more symmetrical chest.
Reconstructive Cosmetic Breast Surgery is a more advanced approach for the moderate to severe asymmetry. Breast tissue, skin and the nipple/areola require a more complicated reconstruction. Your natural breast tissue must be reshaped and re-arranged. These procedures take longer and the recovery is also more critical than in straightforward cosmetic breast surgery.