Uneven Breasts | Asymmetry Frequently asked questions
Breast-asymmetry - What you should know?
Often you hear…”breast are sisters not twins”. This is true most because most women do have a slight asymmetry that is not really noticeable. In fact some research studies have shown that more than 80 % of women do have asymmetry. The issue is when there is a noticeable difference because of the difference in the size or/and the shape. At the Manchester Cosmetic Centre and during your initial consultation the Breast surgeon will assess your breasts and if you are suitable for breast asymmetry correction, Dr Mounir will offer you the best and modern options to help you to achieve your cosmetic goal.
Am I a good candidate for breast symmetry correction?
You are probably a candidate for breasts asymmetry correction if for example:
- You do feel embarrassed and starts wearing oversized clothing to hide the difference between the two breasts.
- In holidays, often you would avoid wearing of bikini just because you do feel self-conscious.
- You never show her breasts to her partner or try at least to avoid showing it.
Breast asymmetry correction is an efficient way to the correct the difference in the shape and volume. Dr Mounir plastic surgeon has a huge deal of experience dealing with uneven breasts. After your initial consultation, He will discuss with the different options how to correct your asymmetry.
How to prepare myself for uneven breasts correction?
All patients seeking breasts correction surgery in Manchester and Liverpool should request a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if they are good candidates for this kind of surgery.
Therefore all patients are required to attend a personal consultation with Dr Mounir plastic surgeon prior booking any surgery. In fact, this is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the breast correction surgery. A treatment plan will be tailored to your needs and expectations, with all the risks and complications discussed with you so you can make an informed decision. You should be in good overall physical condition and most importantly have a positive self-image even if understandably you are concerned about the asymmtery of your breasts. Most importantly you should have a realistic expectations. At the Manchester cosmetic centre, Dr Mounir will stress to you that breast uplift will never produce a Baywatch look.
If you have been breast-feeding Dr Mounir will ask you to stop and wait at least 3 months before proceeding with any breast cosmetic surgery.
If you do smoke, you will have to stop to have breast asymmetry correction surgery.
This should be done about six weeks prior to the surgery and at least 2 weeks after the surgery. This also includes stopping any aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs at least one week before the surgery.
Abel Mounir plastic cosmetic surgeon is an expert who specialises in breast asymmetry correction. During your initial consultation, he will discuss with you the different surgical options and modern techniques that would help to improve the shape and appearance of your breasts: Often Dr Mounir will discuss with you the following surgical options:
Enlarging and augmenting the smaller side by using a silicone implant to even them out.
Performing a breast reduction on the bigger side to make it equal to the smaller side.
If the problem is asymmetry of the shape because one of them is just droopy then, breast uplift to one of both breasts is usually to achieve symmetrical breasts.
Sometimes areola/nipple reduction surgery to one or both breasts is more than enough to achieve a good cosmetic outcome.
Please be aware that often Dr Mounir would offer you a combination of procedures to achieve a more natural looking breasts and better symmetry.
After the surgery
It is normal to feel swollen and to have some discomfort after breast asymmetry correction surgery. There can also be change in sensation and even some discharge. It will be necessary to wear a support bra for a number of weeks. You can go home a day after surgery and it is important to keep all wounds dry for one week. Your breasts will look worse before the will look better and you will need to be prepare for many healing stages before you will see your final results after breast asymmetry correction.
Generally speaking, after breast asymmetry surgery with the Plastic surgeon in Manchester this is what you should expect:
Generally speaking all Dr. Mounir’s breast symmetry correction patients can enjoy light exercise after two to three weeks.
Dr Mounir’ breast asymmetry correction patients rarely needs painkillers.
Some patients may experience some swelling and bruising.
Some patients do experience some numbness and discomfort.
This decrease in the nipple sensitivity can become permanent. Pain is very infrequent and only temporary.
Any strenuous activities should be avoided for couple of weeks.
Patients are strongly advised to sleep in a sports bra for six weeks.
Is Breast asymmetry corrections Surgery Successful?
Most Manchester and Liverpool patients are pleased with the results after breast asymmetry surgery. Of course, with every surgery, there are some risks and possible complications.
Manchester breast surgeon will make you aware of these risks and complications before surgery. These risks can include: - Scars
- Swelling and Bruising
- Healing problems
- Nipple loss or skin loss (necrosis)
- Reduced sensitivity
- Unsatisfactory results
- Change overtime
- Will My Breasts become asymmetry again After A Breast correction surgery?
Scars: Performing correction of breasts asymmetry unfortunately will usually produce scars. Dr Mounir plastic surgeon put his utmost to make your uplift reduction scars as inconspicuous as possible. However the scars are beyond the Manchester Breast surgeon and every Breast patient heals differently.
Bleeding: does happen usually within the first few days after the correction of breast asymmetry. Therefore, the Manchester Plastic surgeon will always ask you to stop aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs at least 10 days before your breast uplift surgery. If you do suffer from high blood pressure you should keep taking your tablets and monitor your Blood pressure to reduce the risk of bleeding.
Infection: IIf you do experience redness, swelling and pain you should contact Dr Mounir Manchester plastic surgeon immediately because you may need antibiotics or even another operation. This can affect the final result and you may need revision the surgery.
Swelling and bruising: Usually Manchester Breast cosmetic patients do experience some swelling and bruising of the breasts postoperatively. It does take weeks for the swelling to settle.
Healing problems If uplift is performed, then rarely the edges of the wounds can come apart, especially at the T- junction. Dr Mounir Plastic surgeon or our Manchester Nurse will need to see you regularly at least three times per week at the Pall Mall Manchester Hospital to offer you wound nursing and dressing. In some cases the Manchester Breast Surgeon may need to remove the tissue that had been infected.
Loss of blood supply to the nipple or skin: Some patients in very rarely cases, the nipple/areola complex may lose the blood supply and turn looking blue and then black (necrosis). Dr Mounir Manchester breast surgeon normally will not discharge you after your corrective surgery until he makes sure that your nipples and breast are well healthy.
Asymmetry: “Breast are sisters not twins” and this would be the case after the surgery.
The Manchester Breast cosmetic patients are usually happy with them cosmetic outcome, however, there is always a high risk that the correction of the asymmetry of your breast will leave you with a slightly uneven breasts. There is no guarantee of perfection.
Increased or reduced sensation: Most Manchester Breast Uplift patients will experience some numbness and reduce sensation in the nipples. Dr Mounir Manchester plastic surgeon will warn you that sometimes this change in sensation may be permanent.
Unsatisfactory result: Prior to the surgery Dr Mounir Manchester and Liverpool Plastic surgeon will discuss with you your needs and expectations and he will explain to you how he will plan the correction of your breast asymmetry in Manchester. However he will stress to you that no Breast surgeon can or would guarantee a perfect even breasts and even less the final cup size. There is always a risk that you may be disappointed with the cosmetic out come and the final cup size.
Change over time: Dr Mounir will warn you that ageing, pregnancy and weight loss or weight gain after the surgery will affect your cosmetic outcome and you may need more surgery to maintain your breast Uplift outcome.
Will My Breasts become uneven again After A Breast correction surgery?
During your initial consultation with Manchester Plastic surgeon, Dr Mounir will advise you strongly to postpone any form of breast cosmetic surgery until you completed your family. He will also advise you to achieve your weight target before Breast asymmetry correction surgery and not. Generally speaking although the breast will continue aging and may drop little bit but the result of cosmetic surgery is permanent.