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Beverly Hills Severe Breast Asymmetry – Congenital

Posted On: February 27, 2014 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Asymmetry, Tubular Breast

This patient presents with severe congenital breast asymmetry.  Preoperative photograph shows right breast is a 36DD, left breast 36C.  Patient desired implants for reconstruction purposes as well as a breast reduction lift on the right.  She is one-week postop.  Notice the symmetry of the nipple areolar complex.  There is some upper pole fullness to the right breast which should come down over the next 5 to 6 weeks.  Severe breast asymmetry such as the following is most easily correctable with high profile saline implants in which 250 cc placed on the right and a 420 on the left.  The right formal mastopexy using the inferior pedicle Wise-pattern technique was necessary in order to bring the nipple up to the even position.  Notice the inframammary folds are now even as well.  The patient will have sutures removed in 10 days and will continue with dry dressing changes twice a day for the next 10 days.

Severe congenital breast asymmetry comes in many forms.  This is an excellent example of a left tubular breast with a right severe grade 3 ptotic hypertrophic breast requiring different size volume implants with a full breast lift on the right.