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Breast Asymmetry Surgery - Solution for Uneven Breasts

Breast Asymmetry Surgery | Plastic Surgery 

Studies have shown that in general women have slightly uneven breasts. For the most part, the difference is hardly noticeable and is not a real cause to have breast correction surgery. However, there are patients with severe breast asymmetry that it often impairs the individual from functioning normally in the presence of other people and adversely affects her relationships. In such cases, breast asymmetry surgery may be required.

When is breast asymmetry surgery needed?

Most experts agree that if the difference between the left and right breasts does not exceed a full bra cup size, breast asymmetry surgery is not needed. That can be checked by measuring the breast from the breast bone to the opposite side across the nipple with a tape measure. If the measurement is more than half an inch, then the patient may already be advised for asymmetric breast surgery.

Furthermore, youth under the age of 18 are usually not advised for corrective breast surgery since the procedure may negatively affect further breast development. Still, there are cases that merit exception from this rule of thumb particularly if the breast asymmetry condition is accompanied by extreme hypertrophy or over-enlargement of the cells of one or both breasts. Such incidences of breast deformities calls for a good board certified plastic surgeon to properly asses and manage the procedure that needs to be performed.

In order to resolve pronounced uneven breasts among women, breast augmentation and breast reduction surgeries may be performed on either one or both breasts depending on the advice of the plastic surgeon and the preference of the patient. Since corrective surgery for asymmetric breasts varies on a case-to-case basis, the cost of breast asymmetry surgery also varies widely depending on the extent of the procedures that needs to be done. It is best to first consult a qualified breast surgery specialist before making a decision to have the surgery.