Breast Asymmetry Surgery helps to balance the size and shape of the breasts; It involves correcting the difference in breast size, shape or the position of the areola. Most women will have one breast which is slightly smaller than the other and this is usually more than a bra cup size.
This can also include the position of the nipple. Asymmetry may occur due to underdevelopment or overdevelopment of one breast(s).
Differences in a woman’s breasts can result in low self esteem. Breast Asymmetry Surgery helps many woman to regain self confidence.
The causes of Breast Asymmetry can be due to genetics, breast feeding, weight gain or menopause.
Breast Asymmetry Surgery depends very much on the individual case and usually combines techniques used in Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift or Breast Reduction.
Your consultation for plastic surgery with Mr Ferrando is an important step in the process of considering and undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
This initial meeting allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure. It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have. You will look at the “before and after” images of previous patients and get further information you need to make a decision.
Mr Ferrando will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. He will then discuss all options suitable for you and explain each stage of the procedure or treatment. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient.
Our team believes that a well-informed, comfortable patient is one of the most important elements of the process. Whether you move forward with surgery or simply learn more, Dr Ferrando is looking forward to meeting you!
Breast Asymmetry Surgery may involve enlargement of one or both breasts, reduction of one or both breasts, or enlargement of one breast and reduction in size of the other. In some cases there is sagging of one of the breasts that needs to be corrected at the same time.
Breast Asymmetry Surgery Procedure uses a combination of different techniques from Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift or Breast Reduction. depending on the individual case. Mr Ferrando will explain the procedure suited to you at your consultations.
Anaesthesia and length of the procedure
Breast Asymmetry Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. The operation normally takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure. You will need to stay in the clinic overnight.
Drainage tubes may be attached to your breasts and will be removed before you leave the clinic. You will need to keep the dressing on for a couple of weeks. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time where as others will need to be removed 7 to 10 days after surgery.
You may feel tired and tender for the first few days after surgery with swelling and bruising in the breast area. This is only temporary. Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication to ease your discomfort.
You will be required to wear the recommended sports bra, day and night, for up to 12 weeks, to ensure the necessary support your breasts will need at this stage.
Patients are recommended to have at least one week off work to allow time to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least three weeks after surgery.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s anatomy, age, physical condition and lifestyle.
During his procedures and treatments, he does everything possible to minimise the risk of complications by practicing a meticulously detailed approach and applying his world-class training background.
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This initial contact allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure.
It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have and get further information you need to make a decision.