Breast asymmetry is usually a congenital breast tissue, and many causes can lead to asymmetric breast development. Dr. Yunaev’s expert cosmetic artistry allows him to master techniques in correcting congenital breast issues including breast asymmetry.
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It is normal and natural that breasts don’t look exactly the same. However, some patients experience a high degree of uneven breast development. In some cases, this can significantly affect a person’s self-esteem. Breast asymmetry can be corrected with surgical procedures, and different techniques can be used to achieve a harmonious and balanced result.
If you experience breast asymmetry we strongly recommend a consultation with Dr. Yunaev to assess your current situation and define your goals. There are many variations to not only the procedure but also the types of asymmetry that you may be experiencing so an assessment is crucial before deciding to continue with this procedure.
What can breast asymmetry surgery do for me?
To create symmetry between a patient’s breasts, Dr. Yunaev can perform for example an asymmetrical breast augmentation on the smaller breast to achieve a matching size. In other cases, a breast reduction procedure might be used to create the symmetry. Some other patients might benefit from other techniques such as a breast lift, or a combination of other breast procedures; for example, breast implants of different sizes can be used to create symmetry.
There could be several skin incision patterns used for a breast implant asymmetry surgery, which will depend on each patient’s case of breast asymmetry. These can include a circular incision, a vertical scar, and an anchor type incision. At Breast & Body Clinic we aim to minimise scarring on the breast, but primarily the choice of operation is dictated by the patient’s own biology and physique and the amount of tissue that needs to be removed, lifted or if a breast implant needs to be used to achieve an even and harmonious result.
Before you decide on a breast asymmetry correction surgery, there are some critical issues to keep in mind:
- If breast implants are needed, patients need to be aware that they are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants
- Smokers are at increased risk of complications from any surgery. If you are serious about undergoing cosmetic surgery, you should try to quit smoking
- We generally recommend waiting until breast development, childbirth and breastfeeding have stopped before undertaking breast asymmetry correction surgery
- Ability to breastfeed following breast symmetry surgery may be affected. Talk to your surgeon if you are planning to breastfeed a baby in the future
- Changes in the breasts during pregnancy, or significant weight loss or gain can alter the outcomes of previous breast asymmetry correction surgery
- Breast and nipple piercings can cause an infection
A breast asymmetry correction surgery may be a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- Your breasts are fully developed
- Your breasts are considerably uneven
- One breast is lower than the other
Remember that the shape and size of your breasts before surgery will influence the surgical procedure and the outcome.
Am I a good candidate?
Naturally symmetrical breasts are often quite rare. If uneven breasts bother you, breast asymmetry may help depending on what your desired outcome is. For example, if you want to increase the size of your breast a uniquely sized implant in each breast may be required to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing shape.
Those who are happy with the size of their smaller breast may just require a breast lift that does not need implants. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift can correct this. It is important to note that a breast lift may require additional incisions.
Severe asymmetry may require a combination of breast augmentation and reduction to achieve a more proportional size and shape.
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To create symmetry between a patient’s breasts, Dr. Yunaev can perform for example an asymmetrical breast augmentation on the smaller breast to achieve a matching size.
Information on the Breast Reduction and Lift Procedures
Women with significant sized breasts may prefer a smaller size and shape for comfort or in some cases, pain relief. If this is the case, a breast reduction works to remove tissue and can be used in an augmentation focusing on the larger of the two breasts to create an even size. Breast reductions can be performed via excision or liposuction to contour the size and shape of the breast.
A breast lift may be required if you experience an asymmetry which creates excessive sagging on one breast. The breast lift, or mastopexy, will remove the excess skin creating a more symmetric shape. There are various techniques that can be used to perform this procedure; however, it will depend on your body and the amount of lift required. The breast lift will remove unnecessary skin while tightening the sagging breast tissue to create a perkier aesthetic.
A combination of these two procedures may be required to achieve the best results, in which case they will be performed at the same time to decrease the recovery downtime.
Breast Asymmetry After a Breast Reconstruction
Those who have undergone a breast reconstruction or radiation therapy procedure may experience one breast with a difference in shape, size, or position. This is much more common if only one breast was reconstructed or radiation therapy on only one side.
It is strongly recommended that you wait several months after a breast reconstruction to assess the healing of your breast tissues allowing any asymmetries to stabilise. This will offer a more definite idea as to whether or not you will need a breast asymmetry procedure to help restore balance.
There are many variables in these situations that alter the processes for correcting asymmetry, which is why Dr. Yunaev and the team at Breast and Body Clinic will tailor your procedure to your unique situation. This can include adjusting the natural breast with an implant, breast lift or reduction, or injecting fat into relevant areas of the smaller breast. Known as fat grafting, the tissue is removed from the thighs, belly, or buttocks and injecting it into the breast area.
Breast Asymmetry Cost Information
Bigger, fuller, and firmer breasts via breast augmentation will result in more natural looking results with guaranteed safety. The procedure is now more affordable starting from $80/Week* (setup and admin fees may apply), for implant based procedures, with costs for reduction or lift approaches based on their costings.
All procedures performed by Dr. Michael Yunaev are carefully tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Therefore, medical costs vary from operation to operation. A consultation offers a clear surgical plan with information about the various options available. An initial appointment with Dr. Yunaev is charged at a fee of $260, with the potential to receive a partial refund from Medicare for some procedures, the Medicare rebate, if the patient has a referral, is $73.
A precise surgical quote is given to each patient after consultation with Dr. Yunaev, once the patient needs have been fully assessed. Based on this assessment, the patient will be provided with an individual and personalised surgical quote.
Additionally, some procedures may be eligible for a private health fund rebate. This can be discussed at a consultation, and will also vary from case to case. For more information, or to arrange a consultation to discuss Breast Asymmetry correction surgery in Sydney, Bella Vista or Bowral, kindly visit our website.
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Why should I choose Breast & Body Clinic and Dr. Yunaev?
Dr. Yunaev received his accreditation through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). His experience involves training in general surgery, specialist training in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, and a further four years of Aesthetic Surgery training all part of his more than ten years’ Surgical Experience
Dr. Yunaev prides himself on a high-quality and caring patient experience, personalised care to ensure the best outcomes for each patient. Cosmetic surgery is not a one size fits all approach and we focus on providing natural-looking results.
Breast & Body Clinic also offers flexible payment options and is a licensed clinic and surgery in an accredited hospital to ensure safety levels are as high as possible.
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