The Impact of Breast Asymmetry Surgery

breast asymmetry surgery Breast asymmetry is a medical term for when one breast is noticeably larger than the other. While all natural breasts have some form of asymmetry, the difference can be more obvious in some people.

Having breasts that are different sizes or shapes is typically only a cosmetic concern. However, quality of life might be negatively impacted by breast asymmetry because of its potential to cause back pain or self-esteem issues. Luckily, treatment options exist for this condition, such as breast asymmetry surgery.

What Is Breast Asymmetry Surgery?

Breast asymmetry surgery often entails either the reduction or enlargement of one breast in order to achieve symmetry.

A breast lift may be necessary to remedy asymmetry between the breasts if one breast has lost more elasticity than the other, causing it to sag or droop more than the other. Breast reductions are often done in tandem with breast lifts since reducing breast size can help prevent premature drooping.

In some cases, when someone has asymmetrical breasts and would want the smaller one to match the bigger one, breast augmentation by adding an implant may be the best option.

What Causes Asymmetrical Breasts?

There are a number of potential reasons for noticeable breast asymmetry, including:

  • Breast conditions
  • Developmental issues
  • Hormonal issues
  • Genetics
  • Injuries
  • Pregnancy

Rarely, breast asymmetry may also indicate cancer. However, further tests and imaging through your doctor are necessary to diagnose this disease.

Benefits of Breast Asymmetry Surgery

study originally published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), found that for young women with extreme breast asymmetry, surgery to produce an equal look of the breasts had considerable advantages in terms of self-esteem, quality of life, and mental health.

Though having symmetrical breasts might improve how you feel; ultimately, the decision to have breast asymmetry surgery depends on you and the results you want to achieve.

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Asymmetry Surgery in Layton, UT

Dr. York Yates is a top plastic and cosmetic surgeon near Salt Lake City, UT, offering precise surgical expertise with artistic attention to detail.

To find out more about breast asymmetry surgery or to see if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, schedule an appointment with Dr. Yates by calling (801) 525-8741.

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