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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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