Diagnosing and Correcting Breast Asymmetry
Women often feel embarrassed about their asymmetric (different sized or shaped) breasts. In reality, very few women have naturally symmetric breasts. The appearance of breasts mainly depends on three factors: shape, size and position of breast and nipple when standing upright.
It is very common to have one breast slightly larger than the other, or of different shape. When the difference is small it can be ignored, but when the difference is noticeable, women are often troubled by this condition that can lead to physical and emotional turmoil.
Breast asymmetry can be treated through cosmetic surgery, but before taking such a step, it is a good idea to become informed on the topic and to consult a qualified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Alan Greenberg of North Texas Cosmetic Surgery.
Why Does Breast Asymmetry Occur?
Variances in breast shape and size can be caused by a variety of factors:
- Random growth patterns
- Previous surgical procedures
- Previous breast cancer as a result of treatments
- Asymmetrical breasts are often medically categorized as a bodily defect.
Options for Correcting Asymmetrical Breasts
Breast asymmetry can be corrected with either breast augmentation or with breast reduction surgery.
- Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) involves placing an implant in the smaller breast.
- Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty) involves reducing the size of the larger breast.
North Texas Cosmetic Surgery uses a combination of minimally invasive surgery and tumescent anesthesia to correct breast asymmetry. Tumescent anesthesia, also known as local or awake anesthesia, provides all of the pain relief without requiring the patient to enter a completely unconscious state.
This advanced cosmetic surgery technique speeds recovery time, as well as reduces cost and complications associated with general anesthesia. Additionally, patients can interact with Dr. Greenberg and his surgical team during the procedure, providing feedback on the optimal breast size.
Expect Results and Improved Self Image
The goal of corrective cosmetic surgery for asymmetrical breasts is improved balance in breast size and shape, ease in finding clothing that fits evenly across the chest and an increased sense of confidence. Women who are affected by the condition can enjoy a significantly improved self-esteem and quality of life after breast asymmetry surgery.
Ideal candidates for breast asymmetry surgery are healthy women with an average BMI (body mass index).
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Women may wish to undergo the procedure as a means of correcting what they perceive to be a physical defect. Others see the condition as an inhibitor to their personal comfort or an impediment to daily living activities.
If you are concerned about breast asymmetry and live in the Frisco, Plano or Dallas area, Contact Dr. Greenberg and North Texas Cosmetic Surgery to make an appointment.
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