Breast Symmetry Surgery

Breast asymmetry is normally a congenital breast issue and there are many causes that can lead to an asymmetric breast development. Dr Yunaev’s expert cosmetic artistry allows him to master techniques in correcting congenital breast issues including breast asymmetry.

Breast Asymmetry Surgery

It is normal and natural that breasts don’t look exactly the same. However, some patients experience a high degree of an uneven breast development. In some cases, this can greatly 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.

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 important 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
  • Surgeons generally recommend waiting until breast development, childbirth and breastfeeding have stopped before undertaking breast asymmetry correction surgery
  • If a breast reduction technique will be used to correct the asymmetry, this can interfere with some diagnostic procedures
  • 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.

Cost Information:

All procedures performed by Dr Michael Yunaev are carefully tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Therefore, surgical costs vary from operation to operation.

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, please contact us here.


“Dr Michael is a Specialist OncoPlastic and Cosmetic Breast and General Surgeon and is the Principal Doctor at Breast & Body Clinic. Dr Yunaev is a highly trained Surgeon with extensive experience and passion for treatment of all aspects of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Benign and Congenital Breast Disease, as well as General Surgery.”




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