SYMMETRY (BREAST SYMMETRY)
When patients are in the decision process of having breast augmentation surgery, it is important to obviously look at the qualifications of your plastic surgeon. Certainly, he or she needs to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Also, it is vital that the patient look at hundreds if not thousands of the doctor’s preoperative photos. The examples below show excellent symmetric breasts, pre and postoperatively. Notice, 1) the nipple positions pre and postop are even; 2) the cleavage factor is excellent, not too close and certainly not too far; 3) the inframammary folds are symmetric and even as well; and 4) the volume appears to be the same in both breasts. Evaluation of frontal views is obviously very important in evaluating a plastic surgeon’s results. It allows the patient to be able to see all the possible discrepancies that can occur with asymmetry, which includes nipple position, areolar position, cleavage and inframammary fold position as well as volume discrepancies.