Every woman’s body develops differently, and the breasts are one of the most prominent features. Ideally, the breasts should be similar in size and shape and complement your frame, but this is not always the case. Slight variations may be barely perceptible, but sometimes the difference is evident, leaving an apparent unevenness. A noticeable difference between breasts can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence in all aspects of life.

Breast revision surgery can correct your lateral asymmetry and leave you with a renewed sense of self and breasts that are equal in size, shape, and profile.

Am I A Good Candidate for Asymmetry Breast Surgery?

Dr. Chong will work closely with you to determine whether you are a good fit for breast revision surgery. You should be in overall good health, able to tolerate surgery and anesthesia, and willing to adhere to post-operative instructions and limitations during recovery. Other factors when it comes to asymmetry breast surgery include:

  • Breasts that are noticeably different sizes
  • Frustration with ill-fitting clothing
  • Self-consciousness about the unevenness of the breasts, whether in public settings or during private, intimate moments

While a slight difference in breast size is common and often does not cause a problem, some women have a prominent discrepancy caused by micromastia or hypomastia. This condition occurs when breast tissue is underdeveloped following puberty and may affect one or both breasts. In cases of unilateral micromastia, one breast develops normally while the other remains relatively flat.

Asymmetry can become more noticeable following pregnancy and breastfeeding as breasts change size and shape due to milk production and skin stretching. Posture and body alignment can also affect muscle development and fat deposits throughout the chest.

No matter the cause, Dr. Chong has over 20 years of experience helping woman achieve their dream body goals. She specializes in breast revision surgery and a multi-procedural approach to correct asymmetry.

How Is Breast Asymmetry Corrected?

There are several ways to resolve asymmetry, depending on your preferences.

  • Breast augmentation may enlarge one or both breasts so that they are of equal size and shape.
  • Breast reduction may decrease the size of the larger breast to match the smaller breast.
  • A breast lift may address sagging and reshape and reposition the breasts.

In cases of micromastia, a multi-procedural approach can be effective in correcting asymmetry. Simply making one breast larger or the other smaller is not always the best option to achieve similar-sized breasts, and adjusting both breasts can provide more desirable results. Dr. Chong may use a breast reduction on the larger breast, augmentation via breast implant or fat grafting on the smaller breast, and a breast lift on one or both to improve balance and refine breast size, shape, and position.

A multi-procedural approach can improve comfort if you maintain an active lifestyle and enable you to fill an A-cup or B-cup bra more confidently. It can also address the effects of pregnancy and aging to restore perkier, more youthful-looking breasts.

In addition, your doctor may reposition the nipples and areolas to create a balanced appearance and complement your new breast shape, size, and profile. Dr. Chong will consult with you to determine which approach can help you achieve desired results and explain what to expect.

Is Breast Revision Surgery Painful?

To optimize your comfort, Dr. Chong uses sedation or general anesthesia for a painless procedure. She will prescribe pain medication to help manage any pain or discomfort after surgery.

What Is Recovery from Asymmetry Breast Surgery Like?

Plan to take one to two weeks off from work and social activities after having surgery for breast asymmetry. You will have dressings over any incision sites and will need to wear a compression garment to manage the swelling. The anesthesia can also take several hours to wear off, leaving you feeling tired and groggy.

You should avoid any strenuous physical activity for at least two to four weeks to reduce the risk of infection and allow the tissue and muscle to begin healing. Dr. Chong will clear you to resume all normal activity when the time is right. Full results can take several weeks to appear.

Restore Balance to Your Breasts

As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Chong has over 20 years of experience in breast revision procedures, and she specializes in correcting uneven and asymmetrical breasts. If you are ready for a look that you can feel confident about, schedule a breast revision consultation with Dr. Chong in Newport Beach today at (949) 644-1400.