When your breasts aren’t proportional to your body, it can affect more than just your silhouette. Disproportionate breasts can make you feel self-conscious and limit your clothing choices. The fact is that many women have breasts that are out of proportion with the rest of their figure. Dr. Scott Green explains cosmetic surgery options for making your breasts proportional to your body.
Disproportionate breasts are breasts that are too large or too small in relation to the rest of a woman’s physique. If your breasts are significantly out of proportion, you may hesitate to wear bathing suits or other revealing clothing. Intimacy may also be affected.
Some women deal with disproportionate breasts from puberty. For others, changes in proportion occur after pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause or any other major hormonal shift. An injury to the breast or significant weight gain or loss may result in asymmetry. The sagging and drooping of the breasts with age often causes disproportion. There are also medical conditions that can result in disproportionate breasts.
When the breasts are too small in relation to the rest of the body, and you want to add volume, consider breast augmentation. Implants are customized to each patient; if necessary, they can be used to improve symmetry between breasts that are two different sizes.
Some women require breast reduction to achieve a more proportionate figure. Or, if your breasts aren’t the same size, you may choose to reduce the larger breast rather than increase the size of the smaller breast. When asymmetry is severe, to the point where the bra cup sizes differ significantly, one alternative is to perform breast reduction on the larger breast and add a breast implant to the smaller one.
Is one breast drooping more than the other? Breast lift, formally known as mastopexy, raises the breasts and can bring them in line with one another. Excess skin is removed and the breast tissue is lifted and tightened. Shape and size differences may mean that mastopexy on one side is more extensive than on the other. The outcome is more youthful, perky breasts.
While breast lift can correct asymmetry, it does not change the size of the breasts. Many patients decide to undergo breast augmentation at the same time as breast lift.
No matter which procedure or combinations of procedures you choose, expect to see the final results about two months post-surgery.
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If your breasts are asymmetrical or disproportionate and you would like information about cosmetic surgery to address their size or shape, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green today. He will answer all of your questions and help you determine the best option for asymmetry correction.