Breast Asymmetry

Breast Asymmetry

A woman’s breasts are never the exact same size and shape, but the difference is rarely noticeable. For women with more prominent asymmetry, this issue can impact their self-confidence in every aspect of their lives. Asymmetrical breasts can differ in their size, shape or the way they hang, but no matter what the reason for the differences, it can be a significant cosmetic concern for women that have to try to hide the noticeable disproportion. Some women may develop curvature of their spine or twisting of their shoulder as they try to cope with the imbalanced weight of asymmetrical breasts.

With more than 24 years of experience in surgical breast enhancement, Dr Teston is qualified to handle even the most challenging breast asymmetry concerns. This is an area she is particularly passionate about, because the ability to correct these imbalances can directly impact your quality of life. When you choose Dr Teston for your breast asymmetry surgery, you can rest assured she will spend the necessary time to understand your concerns and help you weigh all of your surgical options to achieve the best possible results for you.

Before Breast Asymmetry Surgery

When you are considering surgery to correct asymmetries to the breasts, there are a few questions to ask yourself. First, are you happy with the size and shape of one of the breasts and would you like the other breast to match it? Maybe you are dissatisfied with both breasts and want a procedure that will enhance their appearance as well as balance your look. You may also be concerned about the appearance of your nipples and areolas if they are not even or natural-looking.

Your specific aesthetic goals need to be defined prior to your surgery to ensure you achieve results that are as close to those goals as possible. With the primary aim of balance and proportion in mind, there are a variety of options for your breast asymmetry surgery:

  • Breast Augmentation – This procedure uses synthetic implants to enhance the size of the breasts. When the breasts are noticeably different, two implant sizes can be used to even out the imbalance. An implant can also be placed in just one breast to bring the size even with the other breast.
  • Breast Reduction – You can also choose to reduce the size of one or both breasts to make them more symmetrical. Breast reduction removes excess tissue and skin while creating a pleasing breast shape.
  • Breast Lift – This procedure actually lifts the breasts to a higher position, ensuring both nipples point outward rather than downward. This procedure may be recommended if you have one breast that droops more than the other, causing your entire upper body profile to appear off balance.

In some cases, just one of these procedures might do the trick, while other patients may need a combination to achieve the best possible results. Most of the time, a breast lift can be performed at the same time as augmentation or reduction, to make the corrections with just one time under anaesthesia and one recovery process. It is also possible that you might require more than one surgery to fully correct the asymmetry. Whatever the issue, Dr Teston will work with you to determine the best approach for your specific needs.

During Breast Asymmetry Surgery

Your breast asymmetry surgery will be performed under general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital. The length of the procedure will vary, based on the specific techniques used. If more than one procedure will be performed, every effort will be made to use the same incisions for both to minimise visible scarring.

After your breast procedure, you will spend a few hours in recovery. If you do go home the same day, you will need to have someone with you for at least the first 24 hours after your procedure in case any needs arise. In some cases, you might spend a night in the hospital under the watchful eye of a caring nursing staff. It is possible you will go home wearing a compression garment or surgical bra designed to hold the breasts in position during the healing process and minimise post-operative swelling.

After Breast Asymmetry Surgery

It is likely you will be able to return to most of your regular activities within about two weeks, although the specific length of time will depend on the procedure you undergo and how quickly your body recovers. Strenuous exercise and lifting will be prohibited for an extra two weeks to give your breasts ample time to heal fully. Once the swelling subsides, your full, permanent, beautiful results will become evident.

Breast Registry Information for Augmentation and Reconstruction

Patients can have the confidence that all of the information regarding breast implants are recorded into The Australian Breast Device Registry. All of the Hospitals that Dr Teston is affiliated with Kareena Private, St George Private and Bankstown Public will, following your surgery input your information into the data base of the registry. This is so that in the future if you ever require the information about the implants it can be retrieved from The Australian Breast Device Registry. This information collated includes type of implants used, manufacture, serial numbers, reason for surgery and the technique used and is a secure approved National Register.

Breast asymmetry is a serious cosmetic concern that can lead to low self-esteem and the inability to wear some garments due to the disproportion of the upper body. Surgery to correct the imbalance can be highly successful and satisfying when it is performed by a plastic surgeon experienced in all types of breast enhancement. To learn more about your options in breast asymmetry surgery, contact Dr Teston’s office on (02) 9708 3511 to schedule your personal consultation.

*The information about Breast Asymmetry was reviewed by Dr. Leana Teston. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.

Procedures Offered

With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.