Every woman in the world has some degree of asymmetrical, or uneven breasts. The women who live are not an exception. For most women, the differences in breast shape and size are hardly noticeable. Unfortunately, some women have quite noticeably uneven breasts which can make them feel very self-conscious. Luckily, these women can choose to have a breast augmentation to balance out their uneven breasts.
It’s All About the Breast Implants You Choose.
Breast implants come in different shapes, sizes and profiles. There are round breast implants and teardrop breast implants. Implants of various cc levels and low, medium, and high breast implant profiles. When working with a woman who is unhappy with their uneven breasts, I take each patient’s unique situation into consideration when determining what type of breast implant would be best for each breast. Because your breasts are asymmetrical, you will likely require two different breast implant types for your breast augmentation.
Carefully Choosing a Breast Incision Type is Important, Too.
In addition to choosing the types of breast implants you’ll need for your breast augmentation, you will need to determine what breast augmentation incision type is right for you. The most popular breast augmentation incisions for reducing breast asymmetry are incisions that are made on the breasts themselves. There are two options:
- The Periareolar Incision
This breast augmentation incision type is made along the bottom curve of the areola. The breast implant is then inserted through the incision site. The Periareolar incision type allows me to provide the symmetry that my patients are seeking and is popular because the natural change in skin color between the areola and the breast hides scarring. However, this incision type can cut through milk ducts, so it is not recommended for women of childbearing age who may decide to breastfeed in the future.
- The Inframammary Incision
Another breast augmentation incision which is located at the breast site, the inframammary incision, is made in the breast crease where the bottom of the breast meets the rib cage. This location site allows me to provide my patients with natural, symmetrical looking results. Women choose this incision type because a bra or bikini easily hide any scarring. The inframammary incision doesn’t cut through milk ducts, so it’s a perfect incision type for women in their childbearing years who desire symmetrical breast augmentation results.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Having naturally asymmetrical breasts isn’t the only qualification for having a breast augmentation for the women I work with who live in the area. Additionally, you must:
- Be in good general health;
- Have realistic expectation for your surgery;
- Be a non-smoker, or promise to quit smoking for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your surgery, as smoking can complicate both the breast augmentation surgery and recovery time; and
- Be in good psychological health.
Call my offices to schedule a consultation.
If you’re considering having a breast augmentation to correct asymmetrical breasts, make an appointment so we can discuss your goals, and I can answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Call my offices today to schedule your consultation at (817) 529-9199.