Most women have subtle differences in breast shape and size or nipple position, but for some women the difference can be very marked and this can cause extreme distress.
Breast Asymmetry: Am I suitable?
Realistic expectations are a must as it is not possible to achieve perfect breast symmetry. If you are planning to have children and/or breastfeed then it is better to postpone any kind of breast surgery till afterwards.
Your consultation with your surgeon will determine whether the op will give you the results you are expecting. Also a full medical history will be taken to check whether you’re physically able to undergo the procedure.
Breast Asymmetry: What do I have to do to prepare?
Your surgeon will give you instructions to help you prepare for breast asymmetry surgery and these may include guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed.
Breast Asymmetry: What’s the treatment like?
Breast asymmetry surgery can take anything from one to four hours depending on what procedures the surgeon is carrying out. Go to the individual procedures to find out more about what they entail.
Breast Asymmetry: What about after?
The recovery is dependent on which procedures were carried out. Your breasts will feel sore and be bruised and swollen for a few weeks after the procedure and you will have to wear a special support bra. You should be able to return to work after a week depending on the level of physical activity involved. Scarring will take up to a year to fully heal.
Breast Asymmetry: Are there any risks or side effects?
Go to the individual procedures to learn more, but breast asymmetry surgery is relatively safe as all these procedures are commonly performed.
There is always the risk of complications after any surgery but they are rare. The possibility of revision breast surgery has to be accounted for.
Breast Asymmetry: What will it cost me?
This depends on how long the procedure takes, what techniques were involved, whether implants were used and whether both breasts were operated on or just one, so the cost can vary from £1,500 up to £6,000.