Asymmetrical Breast Surgery

Every woman’s body is different and it is quite common for a woman’s breasts to be a slightly different size or shape. The human body is not symmetrical and neither is a woman’s breast tissue, therefore a slight difference is natural and not normally noticeable.

Occasionally, though, the difference in the size and/or shape of a woman’s breastscan be significant therefore causing a woman to feel self-conscious and distressed with her appearance.

What does asymmetrical breast surgery entail?

The aim of this procedure is to make both breasts match in size and shape, although it is important to realise that perfect symmetry is not achievable. It could involve making one of them larger with a breast augmentation by putting in an implant on one side, or it could entail making one breast smaller with a breast reduction as well as a breast uplift. Mr Sudip Ghosh will even up the breasts by removing varying volumes of fat and tissue from each breast. The surgical technique used will depend on your needs and the best solution for your case.

If the procedure is a breast augmentation, then an incision will be made under the armpit or in the crease underneath the breast and around the areola (this is the pigmented area that is located around the nipple). Mr Ghosh will then lift the breast and create a pocket in the chest area for an implant to be inserted.

If a breast reduction is the preferred procedure, then an anchor-shaped incision is made on the breast. The breasts are resized and reshaped and the procedure is often combined with liposuction to remove excess fat to produce optimal results.

What are the risks of asymmetrical breast surgery?

All surgery comes with its own set of risks; these are generally rare but do happen. Risks can include infection, excessive bleeding, a sudden increase in pain, chest pain, fluid forming around an implant, loss of sensation in the nipple area and a reaction to the anesthesia. A breast augmentation procedure will also carry further risks due to the use of an implant; these include capsular contracture, rupture and the requirement for implant exchange at some point in the future. Mr Ghosh will explain all potential complications in full during your consultation.

How long does asymmetrical breast surgery last?

Implants typically last for 10 to 15 years, however other factors to consider may include pregnancy and childbirth, ageing and weight gain as these can all cause a woman’s breasts to change shape and size so surgery might have to be performed again in the future.

For more information on this procedure and whether it is appropriate for you, please complete the contact form and Mr Ghosh’s Private Secretary will be in touch to book your Milton Keynes consultation. Alternatively, call 07518 914475.

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