Breast inequality can be congenital or occur later in life, as a result of hormone imbalances, pregnancy, breastfeeding or developmental processes. This condition manifests itself as the breasts differing from each other in terms of volume, shape or size, or the location or diameter of the nipple differs from the other breast.
In surgical interventions performed to eliminate breast asymmetry, patient wishes and the natural structure of the breast are taken into consideration. In these interventions, different techniques such as breast reduction, augmentation, shaping or fat transfer are used alone or in combination to achieve a balanced and harmonious appearance of the breasts. This imbalance in the breast can be successfully eliminated with both unilateral and bilateral applications.
How is the surgery performed?
Breast asymmetries are successfully corrected with aesthetic surgery applications. Depending on the type of surgery, these treatment methods are performed under local or general anesthesia under operating room conditions for an average of half an hour to two and a half hours.
If both breasts are similar in size but differ in shape, implants of different sizes or fat transfer methods can be used to achieve this balance. If one breast is smaller than the other, this can be balanced with breast augmentation methods. However, if one breast is much larger than the other, an ideal symmetry can be achieved with a breast reduction operation. If there is an asymmetry in the nipple position, special nipple aesthetic procedures are applied to bring the nipples into an equal alignment. Such aesthetic operations aim to establish a harmonious balance between the breasts, both functionally and aesthetically.
What are the Techniques of Breast Asymmetry Surgery?
Breast asymmetry refers to the condition where the breasts have different structure, size or shape. Aesthetic surgery methods that can be applied in this case may vary depending on the nature of the existing asymmetry. Here are the treatment methods for breast asymmetry:
Lift for Saggy Breasts: If one breast is more saggy than the other due to asymmetry, we can restore this breast to its ideal form with a lift operation. This procedure is aimed at eliminating sagging.
Augmentation for Asymmetrical and Small Breasts: If one breast is both asymmetrical and small compared to the other, we can enlarge this breast with silicone prosthesis. Alternatively, fat from one’s own body can be used for breast augmentation.
Reduction for Large Breasts: If one breast is larger than the other, we can reduce the larger breast to its ideal size with reduction surgery.
Nipple Correction for Nipple Disproportions: If the nipple of one of the breasts is disproportionate to the other, it is possible to eliminate this disproportion with nipple correction surgery.
Gynecomastia Treatment: In case of breast enlargement in men (gynecomastia), liposuction or breast reduction methods can be used to reduce this enlargement.
These techniques can be applied depending on the needs of the person and the doctor’s recommendation. It is important to consult a specialized plastic surgeon to determine the most appropriate method for the treatment of breast asymmetry.