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Breast Asymmetry Correction

Posted On: April 26, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Asymmetry, Breast topics, Uncategorized

Every week at my Beverly Hills practice, I see patients who have some variation of breast asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is defined as a difference of form, position, or volume of the breasts, and it affects more than half of all women. Slight differences in a woman’s breasts are generally of no concern; however, if the differences are greater than one bra cup size, they may cause some psychological distress, particularly during adolescence, when a young woman’s body and psyche are already changing so rapidly.

In the typical breast asymmetry patient, one breast will be larger with sagging, and the smaller breast will be tubular, conical in shape, and tighter. Most often, the smaller breast should have a saline implant placed with the dual plane technique and release of the parasternal attachments of the pectoralis major muscle and release of the inframammary fold as well as rounding out of the lower pole of the breast. Once this implant has been placed, the contralateral smaller implant can be placed in the dual plane location, and then a formal mastopexy can be performed to tighten sagging tissues and lift the breast. The patient will then be placed in a sitting position, and if further tailoring by breast reduction of the medial and lateral flap is necessary, this can be done meticulously and carefully in order to regain symmetry with the contralateral breast.

Below are the before and after photos of two patients who had their breast asymmetry corrected, and you can see the symmetrical results after surgery. I recommend that women be over the age of 18 years for this surgery. For more information or to set up a consultation, call us at 1-310-275-4513 or contact us via email.

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