Breast asymmetry is a condition where one breast is larger or shaped differently than the other breast. Nearly all women have some asymmetry, but most don’t actually notice it because the difference is so insignificant. For some women, however, the difference is enough to seek corrective surgery, such as breast augmentation at our Long Island and NYC practice locations.
Understanding Breast Asymmetry
While most people define breast asymmetry as a condition where one breast is larger than the other, there are other ways the breasts may be asymmetrical. This is especially true in the case of sagging breasts or when one breast is narrower than the other. It can also mean nipples with different shapes and different sized areolas. Any condition that affects the overall contour of the breast can define breast asymmetry.
Who Should Undergo Cosmetic Surgery for the Breasts?
This question has to be answered in order for women to understand if they must undergo surgical breast procedures or not. One factor to consider is the size difference between the two breasts. If one breast is half cup smaller than the other breast or when the size difference is noticeable then that entails breast surgery. The procedure is also needed if breast implants used during breast enlargement have different sizes. Typically, candidates must at least be 18 years old in order to undergo one but there are certain cases when girls under 18 can undergo the treatment provided the circumstances are extreme.
What Causes Breast Asymmetry?
There are different reasons behind why breast asymmetry occurs. One of the most common reasons is the fact that the breast size changes during the developmental stage. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also change the breasts’ size and shape, especially when the infant prefers to feed more often on one breast than the other.
There are also medical causes underlying some cases of breast asymmetry, the most common of which is scoliosis. This happens because the rib cage transfers its weight to the other half of the body. Other medical concerns that lead to such a problem are wider cleavage as well as outward pointing nipples.
How Is Breast Asymmetry Fixed?
Breast asymmetry can be tackled in a number of ways. One choice is breast augmentation which can help balance the size of the breasts. This can also be used when there is a desire to reduce the size of one breast to make the 2 look more even. Breast lift is another option and will be of great help when the aim is to bring back the drooping or sagging breast to its original, youthful form or at least at the same level as that of the other. Nipple augmentation and reduction surgeries may also be opted for specifically if the cause of concern is the nipple size.
It is very important to seek the help of an expert like Dr. Scott Newman who is known for offering a variety of plastic surgery treatments depending on the case that needs help. We have been recognized in the world of aesthetics and have been known to help give you the body contour that you have always dreamed of.