Breast Asymmetry

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While almost all women have some degree of asymmetry or difference between their breasts, in some women this is more pronounced with a difference in both the volume and shape of their breasts. Women are often able to camouflage or hide these asymmetries by wearing padded bras, bra inserts or loose fitting clothing. This is not always possible though and many feel self-conscious and even embarrassed to seek help with their concerns.


Young girls in their adolescence are often most affected by breast asymmetry, as the asymmetry becomes noticeable during puberty when the breast starts to develop. This is an important time when relationships with peers, perceptions of sexuality, self-esteem and identify are established. While optimal results are achieved when full breast development has occurred, it is possible to intervene earlier in selected cases to improve symmetry and shape of the breasts to assist them during this turbulent period.


With the latest advances in aesthetic breast surgery you can have natural looking, symmetrical breasts that enhances your self-esteem and compliments your body shape. While simplistically breast asymmetry can be corrected by either making the larger breast smaller, or the smaller breast larger, this is often not sufficient to correct both volume and shape of the breasts. Breast asymmetry correction is a challenging procedure that requires the expertise and skills of a Specialist Plastic Surgeon like Dr Turner who can offer the vast array of surgical techniques required, such as:


• Breast augmentation to match the volume of the larger breast

• Different size implants in both breasts to create larger symmetrical breasts

• Breast reduction to reduce the size and shape of the larger breast

• Breast lift with or without implants for one or both breasts

• Areola reduction to match the smaller side

• Glandular scoring techniques to release tight or constricted breast tissue

• Fat grafting, using the your body’s own fat to restore some of the volume

• Staged procedure using tissue expanders to recruit extra tissue

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