Breast Asymmetry Correction Brisbane

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Breasts usually seem symmetrical, meaning they are equal in size, shape, and elevation. But in reality, most women do not have perfectly symmetrical breasts. One is usually larger, higher, or differently shaped. The difference between breasts can range from slight to prominent and is therefore more visible in some women than others. For some people, unequal breasts can be a significant problem and a source of insecurity. They may feel self-conscious in certain clothing and wish to have a more even appearance. In some cases, lopsided breasts can cause discomfort and health issues such as back pain and trouble sleeping.

Thanks to modern cosmetic techniques, we can address these problems with surgery. Breast asymmetry correction can greatly improve the confidence and overall well-being of women concerned about uneven breasts. Brisbane Plastic Surgeon, Dr Andrew Broadhurst uses the most up-to-date surgical techniques to help you achieve more symmetrical breasts. Book a consultation to learn more about how breast asymmetry correction can help you achieve more even breasts.

Reasons for Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast asymmetry is a common issue for women that can appear during or after puberty. If you have breasts that look different from one another, this is not usually a sign of a severe issue. Most often, we can correct the issue using surgical methods. Causes can range widely from person to person. For example, conditions such as breast hypoplasia, Poland syndrome, or juvenile hypertrophy can make the breasts look uneven. Other causes can include:

  • Large weight gain or loss
  • Hereditary
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Trauma or injury to the breasts
  • Development issues during puberty
  • Breast cancer treatment or mastectomy
  • Changes in hormones

Breast asymmetry can have a number of different symptoms. The breasts may be different in size or lift, making it difficult to find bras that fit well. The nipple may also have a different size, shape, or position on the breast. The severity of the problem is often in the eye of the patient. This means the need for surgery can depend on your level of discomfort or unhappiness with your breasts. Breast asymmetry correction can be a great option for women whose condition is affecting their day to day lives and self-image. It can restore confidence and symmetry for an improved and natural-looking result.

Breast Asymmetry with Dr Broadhurst

“I pride myself on the individual care and support I provide each of my patients. From your first consultation, I will work one-on-one with you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique body, fit your lifestyle and achieve the enhanced look you’ve been dreaming of.”

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Consultation

Your Initial Consultation

Before your surgery, you will need to have a meeting with us to make sure you are a good candidate. This will be a virtual meeting, either over the phone or via FaceTime. Dr Broadhurst will ask you questions about your medical past, any prior surgeries, as well as any current medications. This will help us decide if you are a good candidate for surgery. You will be able to express your concerns about your breasts and what you hope to achieve with your breast asymmetry correction. You can also feel free to ask any questions or clarify any concerns.

Dr Broadhurst will assess your condition in order to identify the exact problems you wish to fix. He will then be able to outline a treatment plan that suits your specific body and ideal outcomes. After this meeting, you should have a clear idea of what the surgery entails and how it can help you attain the breast symmetry you desire.

Your Second Consultation

Your second meeting with us will be a few weeks before your surgery date to make sure you know what to expect. It will take place at one of our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, or Ballina locations, at no cost to you.

During this meeting, you will discuss the surgery in-depth to confirm any last details and give you the chance to ask any further questions. You will discuss what to expect during surgery, how to prepare, and what happens during the recovery process. This includes how to take care of your breasts to make sure they heal properly. Dr Broadhurst welcomes any questions you may have about your procedure. With years of experience, he will provide you with quality advice and care throughout the entire process to help you achieve a great result.

Procedure

What to expect during your procedure?

Breast asymmetry correction is performed in a hospital under general anaesthesia. Each procedure is tailored to the patient, depending on their needs and level of asymmetry. Some patients may need more than one type of surgery in order to have the desired effect. The length of the surgery will depend on which methods your surgeon uses, as discussed in your consult.

Depending on their shape and size, you may need surgery on one or both of your breasts. The different options include:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation makes the breast or breasts larger with implants. Inserting implants into one or both of your breasts can help create the desired fullness. Implants can be round or teardrop, smooth or textured, and saline or silicone. You can discuss these options with your surgeon prior to surgery. Different sized implants can be inserted into each breast to restore symmetry.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction can be helpful for women who are concerned about one or both breasts being too large. The surgeon removes excess skin and fat to make the breasts smaller and more even. This surgery can also alleviate shoulder and back pain in women with large breasts.

Breast Lift

A breast lift improves the position of the breast on the chest wall and reduces their “sagging” look. Your surgeon can perform a breast lift on its own or with augmentation or reduction. On its own, this breast asymmetry correction method is also useful for raising nipples that are low or facing downwards.

Fat Transfer

During a fat transfer, the surgeon takes fat grafts from other areas of the body and transfers them to the breast to improve the shape. This process increases the size of the breasts with fat from your own body. Some women favour this approach to breast enhancement over implants.

Nipple Repositioning

Also called nipple reshaping, this involves surgically correcting nipple issues caused by stretched skin or natural unevenness. It can address size and asymmetry, as well as nipples that are inverted or protruding. The surgery restores the nipples to a normal shape and position on the breasts.

How Much Does Breast Asymmetry Correction Cost in Brisbane?

Every patient has different reasons for seeking breast asymmetry correction. No two procedures are the same because they are tailored to the individual patient. This means costs can vary depending on the extent of asymmetry and which surgery options you choose. When outlining costs, we must take a number of factors into account, including the duration and complexity of the surgery. We must factor in surgeon, hospital, and anaesthetist fees, as well as the cost of medication and post-op care. Patients who are having breast augmentation should also be aware that their implants will affect the final cost.

A common question is whether financial support is available for patients undergoing surgery. Medicare does not cover voluntary plastic surgery but may provide support if your surgery is necessary for your health. Medical reasons can include issues such as breast reconstruction following mastectomy. We can answer further questions about the cost of breast asymmetry correction during your consultation.

Recovery

Recovery After Surgery

Straight after your breast asymmetry correction surgery, your surgeon will bandage the site of your incisions. He may also insert drainage tubes to remove excess fluid and prevent build-up. Recovery will be different for every patient according to their chosen procedure/s, health, and how their bodies respond to surgery. We suggest that you have somebody there to drive you home afterwards.

If your surgery involved implants, the healing process will take about six weeks in total. It is common to have some swelling and bruising, but we can prescribe medication to help with any pain. You will need to take at least a few days to a week off work. However, if your work involves heavy lifting or other physical tasks, you may need to take more time off. In order to aid your recovery, your surgeon will give you customised instructions on how to take care of your breasts. Following these instructions will help your incisions heal and your breasts to settle into their new shape. Depending on the specifics of your surgery, your surgeon may advise you to:

  • Get plenty of rest and avoid putting a strain on your upper body
  • Sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated
  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat a nutritious diet
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as this can hinder your healing
  • Refrain from exercise and strenuous tasks
  • Wear the required compression garments

For the first few days after breast asymmetry correction, you may need to get someone to help you with tasks around the house. This might include helping with cooking, driving, and caring for small children. Gradually, you can return to light activities and resume your normal routines. Exercise should be avoided for six weeks. After this, you will be able to enjoy a more ideal breast shape and size in proportion to your body.

Procedure Risks & Complications

Although most patients are satisfied with the results of their breast asymmetry correction, the surgery does come with some risks. You should be aware of both the risks and benefits of your desired procedure so that you can make an educated decision. The risks associated with this surgery include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Unfavourable scarring
  • Reactions to anaesthesia
  • Implant rupture
  • Capsular contracture
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Damage to nerves or blood vessels
  • Persistent pain
  • Asymmetry
  • Unwanted result
  • Further surgery to correct complications

If your procedure involves augmentation, you will need to factor in the risks that come along with implants. This can include:

  • Implant leak, deflation, or rupture
  • Capsular contracture (hardened scar tissue around the implant)
  • Displacement of the implant
  • Skin wrinkling over the implant

You can reduce your risk of complications by adhering to your at-home care advice. It is also important to choose a qualified professional to perform this delicate surgery. Dr Broadhurst is highly experienced in performing effective breast asymmetry correction, using trusted techniques to minimise risks and encourage a great result.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for breast asymmetry correction?

Good candidates are women who have uneven breasts that have fully developed. Patients often have a difference greater than one cup size, uneven nipples, or one breast that sits lower on the chest. Ideal candidates are also non-smokers, at or near their ideal weight, and are in good overall health. A discussion with Dr Broadhurst will help determine if you are a good candidate for breast asymmetry correction.

How common is breast asymmetry?

It is quite common for women to have one breast that is larger or differently shaped than the other. Most women have some degree of unevenness, but some cases are more severe than others. As a result, there are a variety of surgical options to treat breast unevenness.

How much asymmetry is normal in breasts?

It is normal for breasts to be somewhat uneven. Asymmetry of the breasts is a natural occurrence, and due to this, it generally cannot be avoided. For most women, the unevenness is slight and does not present an aesthetic concern. However, more severe lopsidedness can occur due to changes in hormones, trauma, genetics, and possibly breast cancer.

Which type of breast asymmetry correction surgery will I need?

Your exact surgery will depend on your breast size, shape, and degree of unevenness. We tailor every procedure to the patient’s own needs and situation. We also take your personal preference into account so as to give you a result you are happy with.

How long will I take to recover?

You should take at least one week off work to give your body enough time to rest. You can then resume light duties. However, some patients may need more time off than others depending on their surgery, healing, and nature of their work. It will take about six weeks to fully recover from your surgery, and you can then resume your normal activities and exercise routine.

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