Many people are surprised to learn that most women have some form of breast asymmetry. With asymmetry, one breast is slightly larger than the other and more often the not, the size difference is not easily recognized. There are, however, instances in which breast asymmetry warrants cosmetic surgery.
Candidates For Cosmetic Surgery For Breast Asymmetry.
In many cases, differences of a half cup size or more are noticeable and qualify women as candidates for differential breast augmentation in which different sized implants are used. Candidates must be 18 years old or older while girls under 18 are may be considered as acceptable candidates if their circumstance are extreme.
Common Causes Of Breast Asymmetry.
Breast asymmetry has a broad range of possible causes. The most common of these is a difference in breast size that has existed since the developmental stage. Changes that occur after breastfeeding and pregnancy can also be responsible for size differences, particularly when infants prefer to nurse on one breast more than the other. Breast asymmetry can also have medical causes. Scoliosis and other conditions relating to alignment can create a shift in the rib cage that leaves one side more projected than the other. There are even medical conditions that cause the chest to bow. These issues are characterized by outward pointing nipples, wider cleavage or breasts that are prone to migrating to the the side.
It is important to note that asymmetrical breasts do not necessarily mean that one breast is larger than the other. Varying degrees of ptosis (sagging) or having one breast that is more narrow than the other can additionally create differences in the shape and overall appearance of each breast. Breasts can actually be equal in size, but these and other factors can lend to the appearance of asymmetry. There are even times when the nipples and areolas have different shapes, sizes and positions. The causes for these differences are entirely natural.
There are many ways in which breast asymmetry can be corrected. Women can opt to have their breasts evened out through augmentation or breast reduction procedures can be used to reduce the size of the larger breast. When breast volume is equal but one side droops or sags lower than the other, a breast lift could be the most suitable options. Augmentation and lift procedures can also be performed together, which is often the case when a woman has tuberous breasts.
Other solutions to this issue include fat grafting and liposuction, however, these measures are more limited in their effectiveness. Additional options include nipple augmentation and nipple reduction surgeries. There are often times when multiple procedures are necessary for creating symmetrical breasts.
In this modern time, it is no longer necessary for women to deal with the negative psychological effects or low self-confidence that asymmetrical breasts often create. There are a wealth of solutions that are currently being provided by Ballantyne Plastic Surgery, one of the foremost names in cosmetic surgery in the greater Charlotte area. The beautiful, balanced and proportionate breasts that you have always wanted can be yours with highly effective, same-day treatments.