Breast asymmetry is a common issue for women. Virtually no woman’s breasts are perfectly symmetrical, and it is normal for one breast to be slightly larger or smaller or have a difference in position or volume compared to the other. Most asymmetry or unevenness is not noticeable. However, for women with more significant differences in size or shape, these dissimilarities can cause insecurity or a lack of confidence in how they look, especially when wearing bathing suits, lingerie, or even when they are in romantic situations with their partner.
While padded bras and inserts can create the illusion of more symmetric breasts, many women search for a more permanent and practical solution to feeling comfortable and confident about their bodies. When breast asymmetry is affecting your confidence, breast augmentation can enhance the balance of your proportions as well as your self-esteem. For more information about asymmetrical breast augmentation in Houston and whether the procedure is appropriate for your needs, schedule a consultation at the Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
Causes of Breast Asymmetry
Breasts are complex organs composed of fat, glandular and connective tissue, lobes, lymph nodes, milk ducts, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and underlying muscles. For many women, the most common cause of asymmetry is genetics. Any differences in adipose or glandular tissue or muscle development can affect symmetry. Hormonal shifts during pregnancy or menopause can impact breast size as well as hypertrophy during puberty. Additionally, weight gain or loss and the natural aging process can cause breasts to be asymmetrical. Breast asymmetry can also result from injury, illness, or certain medical conditions.
Regardless of its cause, breast augmentation can provide a permanent solution when asymmetry is noticeable or impacting your life negatively. Dr. Mushin can utilize different sizes and profiles of implants to help ensure your breasts are evenly matched and customize your results to your individual preferences and anatomy.
Good Candidates for Asymmetrical Breast Implants
Good candidates for asymmetrical breast augmentation surgery in Houston are women who are in good overall health and understand all the risks and benefits involved with cosmetic surgery procedures. During your initial consultation at our surgical center, our skilled team will thoroughly assess your health history to ensure plastic surgery is appropriate for you. We will also review your goals for surgery, address any questions and concerns, and provide you with detailed pre- and post-operative instructions.
Breast Augmentation Options to Enhance Symmetry
You have different options when addressing breast asymmetry with augmentation in Houston.
- Single Implant: In some instances, a single implant may be used if one breast is considerably smaller than the other and you are not seeking an overall size increase. This implant will be placed in the smaller breast to help balance symmetry.
- Two Implants: Two different-sized breast implants can be utilized for a more consistent appearance and feel. The larger implant will be used in the smaller breast and the smaller implant in the larger breast.
- Fat Grafting: If your degree of asymmetry is mild, you may achieve desirable results with fat grafting. In this process, we would harvest excess fat from another area of your body and inject it into your breasts to make the smaller breast match more closely to the larger one without needing implants.
What approach we utilize will depend on your anatomy and surgical goals. We can help you select the best option.
Other Surgical Options for Asymmetrical Breasts
Dr. Mushin may recommend other breast surgeries to improve symmetry depending on the amount of asymmetry and whether you have other aesthetic concerns you would like to address, such as sagging.
When one breast has lost more elasticity than the other and appears to sag or droop more, or if you would like to address sagging in both breasts that is unrelated to your asymmetry, a breast lift may be a good option. This procedure eliminates drooping and returns the breasts to a perkier position on the chest. Lifts can be performed alongside other breast surgeries like augmentations and reductions.
Similar to the breast lift, a breast reduction removes excess breast tissue. While this often results in a more youthful appearance to the breasts, the primary goal of this surgery is not to lift but to remove the weight and decrease the overall size of large breasts. When asymmetry is less severe, you would like to maintain the size of your smaller breast, or you would like to address the size and the symmetry of your breasts simultaneously, this can be a great solution.
As mentioned previously, our Houston team will work alongside you to determine the best asymmetrical breast augmentation treatment plan for your goals.
Restore Your Confidence with Asymmetrical Breast Augmentation in Houston
When you would like to learn more about breast asymmetrical breast augmentation in Houston or another cosmetic procedure to correct your concerns, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mushin at the Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Call today to get started.