HOW IS BREAST ASYMMETRY RESOLVED?
Many patients have complaints about Breast asymmetry. You can find everything you wonder about Breast asymmetry in this article!
Breast asymmetry refers to when one breast is a exceptional length, role, quantity or form than the other. A breast cancer screening or mammogram is a way to find out whether you have asymmetrical breast size or density. Even though significantly uneven breast tissue or nipples are highly linked to breast cancer, they are usually not a reason to worry. Getting mammograms regularly can show abnormalities in the breast tissue and will help find breast cancer early.
Is It Normal to Have Uneven Breasts?
Breast asymmetry is normal in most cases. Nonetheless, if you recognize a change in size and form of one breast, you should visit a doctor. A big difference in size or form is less common. This does not always point to a medical problem; however, it is best to see a doctor.
Are Unequal Breasts a Sign of Breast Cancer?
A study by Kayar and Çilengiroğlu (2015) has found a positive correlation between breast volume asymmetry over 20 percent and breast cancer risk. Some changes to watch out for are: A lump in your armpit, a lump in your breast, a change in breast size or shape and nipple discharge.
Breast Asymmetry Causes
Breasts may develop at different pace during puberty. This asymmetry may continue until they are fully grown. They may also remain different in size and shape throughout one’s life. When breasts start to grow in adolescence, one breast may outgrow the other. The reason may not be always obvious. It may be because those women have more breast cells on one of their sides; or the larger side may be more sensitive to the estrogen hormone, which causes growth in the breast tissue cells. Other causes of breast asymmetry are: Birth defect, genetics, gravity, previous surgery or trauma, weight gain or loss, breastfeeding and aging.
Breast Augmentation as a Solution to Breast Asymmetry
Types of aesthetic breast surgery are: Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), breast augmentation and breast lift surgery (mastopexy). Breast augmentation is the method to use to correct breast asymmetry. This method involves using fat transfer or breast implants to increase breast size. After losing weight or pregnancy, this method also involves changing breast volume. This way, the surgeon will create a rounded breast shape or natural breast size symmetry. Depending on how severe your asymmetry is and your desired appearance, breast implants may be the right solution. To meet your unique needs, your surgeon will adapt every single procedure.
Cosmetic surgery is the only way to correct breast asymmetry in most cases. The procedure will depend on the nature of the concern. For instance, breast lift surgery will be the recommendation for downward falling nipples or stretched out skin. Breast augmentation cannot correct breasts that are severely dropping. To achieve lifted and fuller breasts in that case, the surgeon will apply breast lift along with breast augmentation. The surgeon can use breast lifting while using breast augmentation at the same time; but in other cases, s/he may need a separate operation. Breast reduction will be the solution for other cases in achieving an even look.
Techniques Used in Breast Augmentation
In fixing uneven breasts, breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, can be a fitting option. Breast augmentation involves several techniques while achieving the desired results. Those are:
- Breast implants
- Fat transfer.
1. Breast Implants:
Breast implants can be a great option for patients with severe breast asymmetry or for the ones who want to achieve a more dramatic increase in size. Filling saline implants to separate levels or using two different silicone implants are ways to use while creating more even breasts.
2. Fat Transfer:
Transferring fat to the breast may be a sufficient option for even breasts in case you are having mild unevenness. This technique involves injecting fat from the other sides of the body, like the thighs or butts. After the injection, the surgeon will sculpt in order to create a more even appearance.
Working on Both Breasts
It may be more logical to work on one breast so that it matches the other. However, the surgeon will achieve more successful results if s/he operates on both sides. This allows the operation to be more fine-tuned and be more precise in terms of size, shape, volume and position.
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