Numerous women report having asymmetrical breasts and no woman has completely identical breasts. From a medical viewpoint, negligible breast asymmetry is considered normal. There is a wide spectrum of breast asymmetry, ranging from nearly-identical to severely off-balance. In some examples, disparities in shape and size can cause a number of ailments related to the back, shoulders and neck. In others, patients consider asymmetrical chests to be cosmetically undesirable. These patients often opt for a corrective procedure to achieve a more balanced appearance. Dr. Alfred Sofer is an expert in the techniques used to surgically correct asymmetrical breasts. There are different types of breast asymmetry, and Dr. Sofer’s recommendations are based on the condition and needs of each patient.
The procedures used to correct breast asymmetry often involve enlarging the smaller breast to match the larger, or reducing the size of the larger breast to match the smaller. Depending on patients’ individual needs, multiple surgeries may be recommended. The only way to be sure of what is appropriate for your needs and body is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sofer.
Is a procedure used to enlarge a breast through the use of a prosthetic implant, and is a common method of altering breast asymmetry. These implants can be made of different types of material, though silicone is perhaps the most widely known. They are inserted into the breast via an incision. The location and size of the incision is dependent upon many factors, such as the nature of the surgical procedure, the breast itself, and the prosthetic implant used.
Is the surgical removal of tissue to reduce the size and alter shape of the breast. Depending on the exact procedure and desired cosmetic outcome, different combinations of fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed to create the desired shape.
Is the removal of excess skin. Breast lift procedures raise and tighten the breast, repositions the nipple (sometimes removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast) that helps to accentuate the appearance of the breast.
Asymmetrical breasts don’t have to be permanent. Dr. Sofer creates a balanced chest either by a combination of the methods described above or by a single method. To discuss your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alfred Sofer.