Most women have slightly different-sized (asymmetrical) breasts. In cases where the difference in size is pronounced, correction can be achieved. There are several ways to go about a correction for asymmetrical breasts. Some want to augment (enlarge) the smaller breast to look like the larger one. Some want to reduce the size of the larger breast to match the smaller one. Breast augmentation, scarless breast reduction and traditional breast reduction are widely performed procedures, and nipple reductions or revisions can also be done to make them more symmetrical.
Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak have added the latest advances into breast asymmetry correction. To get the best possible results, certain surgeries may call for an implantable surgical material, including SERI® Surgical Scaffold, which is knitted, bioengineered, long-term, resorbable, and derived from silk to add support and strength, and Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix, which is designed to support tissue regeneration as an acellular reconstructive tissue matrix.
Typical recovery for breast asymmetry repair
This really varies depending on whether a breast assymetry augmentation, reduction or uplift was performed to even out the breasts. For the first few days after the breast augmentation surgery you will wear a special surgical bra to minimize swelling and support the breasts. Expect to feel tired and for your breasts to feel tender for the first 24 to 48 hours at least. You will continue to wear one of the surgical support bras for several weeks at all times. Most women take one to two weeks off from work and normal activity; strenuous activity is not recommended for six weeks after the operation. Avoid lifting and pushing for two weeks–no heavy lifting or pushing for four weeks.