Breast asymmetry, or the unevenness in the size, shape, and/or position of a person’s breasts, is not an uncommon or unhealthy condition. David Kaufman, MD of St. Joseph’s Hospital of Long Island, states that many women experience some degree of breast asymmetry. This can range from a barely perceptible variance in appearance to breasts being different cup sizes. While breast asymmetry is normal and healthy, it can be a difficult for women with significantly uneven breasts to find bras, clothes, and bathing suits that fit well. Not only is significant breast asymmetry physically uncomfortable, it can affect the self-confidence of females affected by it. Plasticsurgery.com states women looking to make their breasts more even should consider undergoing breast augmentation.
How can breast augmentation in Santa Monica serve patients with breast asymmetry? According to Finesse Plastic Surgery, there are several options available including utilizing breast augmentation surgery to insert a saline, silicone or Gummy Bear Breast Implants into one or both breasts; or using a fat graft to correct unevenness in a patient’s breasts.
The most popular asymmetry corrective option in Beverly Hills is breast augmentation surgery. Patients may opt to have the small breast filled with a saline or Gummy Bear Breast implant to make it larger or shapelier, matching the general form of its counterpart. As it tends to look more natural, a Gummy Bear Implant is a favored option for a single breast implant. Adversely, Patients may decide, instead of just the one, to have both breasts augmented to equalize and enhance their appearance. This procedure is a superb two for one deal: not only will patients correct their asymmetry; they will get the size and shape breasts they want.
Whether patients choose a single or double breast augmentation, there are several options available for both procedures. Mark Youssef, MD of YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica, CA, offers a handful of surgery options for breast augmentation, giving patients the ability to choose what best meets their needs. Dr. Youssef can insert saline, silicone, or Gummy Bear implants through a peri-areolar, inframammary fold, or transaxillary incision. A peri-areolar incision is made along the bottom curve of the areola, and allows the surgeon to be incredibly precise. An inframammary fold incision is made under the breasts’ crease, and work well with larger implants. A transaxillary incision keeps scarring at a minimal, as the surgeon cuts along the fold of the armpit and forms a path for the implant to be inserted in the breast. For patients interested in saline implants, Dr. Youssef can utilize a TUBA incision, in which a cut is made along the upper curve of the navel and a channel is created to insert implants in one or more breasts. These four options work wonderfully for single or double breast implants as they offer natural results and leave minimal scarring.
The most natural type of breast augmentation may be a fat transfer, which is a non-surgical procedure. As states on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ website, surgeon removes fat from an unwanted area of the patient’s body and injects it into their breasts, or in some cases, breast. This procedure is best for women who want to subtly change the appearance of their breasts, and works well to correct slight breast asymmetry. Surgeons can use fat transfers to add volume to specific areas of the breast, which can correct both size and shape asymmetry.
While completely normal and healthy, breast asymmetry can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and in some cases, painful. Women looking to bring symmetry to their breasts can utilize breast augmentation, both surgical and non-surgical, to achieve their perfect look. If you are interested in a breast augmentation procedure to correct asymmetry, finding a cosmetic surgeon experienced in breast augmentation surgery is incredibly important. An experienced surgeon will help you find the best procedure to meet your unique body goals.