Correcting Breast Asymmetry with Cosmetic Surgery
Having breasts of different sizes can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious about her body. You may have problems finding clothing that fits well on your body. If the asymmetry is obvious visually, then you may have anxiety about sexual intimacy or any scenario where you would have to remove your shirt. These feelings are understandable, but breast asymmetry actually is quite common—estimated to affect more than half of all women. Cosmetic surgery offers a solution. Skilled cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Paul Gorman and Dr. Renee Marshall at GLOW Surgical Arts can perform several procedures to correct the appearance of asymmetrical breasts.
Let's learn the basics of breast asymmetry, and what causes the condition.
Breast asymmetry is present if a woman has two breasts that have different sizes, positions, volumes or forms from one another. Asymmetry can develop temporarily during ovulation, in reaction to the corresponding changes in water retention and blood flow. It also may occur due to hormonal changes that happen during puberty or pregnancy, or as a reaction to trauma.
Here's what you can expect if you want to correct breast asymmetry.
The first step is to have a consultation with the Redwood City cosmetic surgeon of your choice. At this consultation, you and your doctor will work together to determine what is your ideal breast size. Factors to consider include what procedures will be entailed. Are you going to enlarge the smaller breast through the placement of an implant? Are you going to reduce the appearance of the larger breast by having a breast reduction?
Depending on the situation, you may need to have the same procedure on both breasts. If you have very large breasts that happen to be of different sizes, you may have a breast reduction performed on both breasts, but have one reduced more. Conversely, if you have small breasts that are asymmetrical, you may opt for an augmentation that increases the size of one breast to a greater degree to achieve symmetry. Whatever route that you choose after consulting with your surgeon, the ideal end result is always the same: two breasts that contain the same approximate amount of tissue and implant volume.
Once you decide on the right breast size for you, your cosmetic surgeon will review every aspect of the process, including an explanation of the specific incision techniques that are going to be used. Depending on the cause of your breast asymmetry, this surgery may be covered at least in part by your insurance provider. GLOW Surgical Arts also works with third-party financing companies such as Prosper Healthcare Lending and CareCredit. These companies can cover the entire cost of a procedure, after which you make monthly payments that can fit into almost any household budget.
Correcting breast asymmetry in Redwood City
Relieve your feelings of anxiety and fear and let the highly trained cosmetic surgeons at GLOW Surgical Arts perform an augmentation or reduction to correct the disparity in your breast size. Schedule your consultation today by calling our office at (650) 241-2209 or send us an email.
GLOW Surgical Arts offers cutting-edge cosmetic surgery to our patients in Redwood City and throughout the Bay Area of California.