Breast asymmetry is the term used to describe different sized or uneven breasts in females. Asymmetry can either be mild or severe and affects the position, volume and form of the breasts.
Whilst slight differences between two breasts on a woman is common, more noticeable variations in size can cause issues, including discomfort, distress and lack of self confidence.
If you feel that your boobs are uneven, they can be corrected in a number of ways depending on your individual circumstances and body type.
Asymmetrical correction methods:
In many breast asymmetry surgery cases, a combination of multiple procedures may be beneficial to achieve the best possible results and meet the needs of patient goals.
Different sized or uneven boobs are a common problem for many women in the UK, who struggle with the difference in size and often make lifestyle choices based on the feelings asymmetrical breasts bring.
Although breasts are viewed as the cliché; ‘sisters, not twins’, in some patients, discrepancies between the two can be severe. With this comes symptoms that can greatly affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of patients.
For some women, unevenness may be a minor case of the breasts hanging slightly lower from one another, but for others, breast asymmetry can be as extreme as two cup sizes different.
Undergoing breast surgery to correct your uneven breasts can have many benefits, including:
Breast asymmetry has a very high success rate and high patient satisfaction rate. The results that can be achieved through this cosmetic procedure are excellent and allow surgeons to hit the goals of the patient. Once the size and shape of the boobs have been evened out, it is very unlikely that asymmetry will occur, providing that the patient does not go through any drastic lifestyle changes such as severe weight gain/loss.
Depending on the extent of your surgery and the type of procedure you undergo, your aftercare plan will differ and be tailored to your specific circumstances.
Generally, the longer your procedure takes to perform, the more aftercare will be required. For example, a patient undergoing augmentation, fat transfer and mastopexy will need more rest and recovery than a patient undergoing a single unilateral procedure.
In the majority of breast asymmetry cases, the procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and a one night stay in hospital is required.
Once you are discharged from hospital, recovery time takes between 2 weeks and 2 months. During this time you will follow the aftercare plan given to you and will be provided with a bra for support and to stop breasts moving during healing.
All surgical procedures come with some level of risk, and breast asymmetry correction is no different. However, complications are rare and with the correct, sensible aftercare and recovery plan, you can be side effect free after a few weeks post surgery.
Always ensure you wear your support bra following your procedure to reduce the chances of wounds being stretched / opened by the natural weight of the breasts. Other side effects and complications include:
At the Manchester Private Hospital, our highly skilled team of surgeons and medical professionals have the knowledge and experience to correct uneven breasts with asymmetry surgery.
Whether it is unilateral breast augmentation/reduction or multiple procedures, patients are provided with endless information in order to help them make the right informed decision for them.
In addition, our staff provide unrivalled aftercare and recovery support post surgery to ensure you have peace of mind from the start of your journey through to completion.
Furthermore, we provide the most effective and advanced cosmetic breast treatments to achieve the desired results of the patient regardless of body shape, type or ethnicity.
The Manchester Private Hospital offer specialised treatments that are tailored to each individual patients needs. Our surgeons are some of the most experienced in the field and you can have peace of mind of knowing that you will receive transparent, honest guidance on the most suitable procedure for you.
Call 0161 507 8822 to book your consultation with confidence in our state of the art facilities with the most advanced medical equipment that allows us to meet your realistic goals and boost your self confidence.
For unilateral breast surgery, the procedure time ranges from 30 minutes to one hour. For multiple procedures the duration may be one to three hours.
Breast asymmetry correction results are permanent. But changes in weight or pregnancy can sometimes affect your breasts.
Depending on your job type, 3-7 days off work will be advised based on your procedure and ability to rest.
If you are currently unhappy with the lack of symmetry in your breasts and have found this to be an issue most of your life, then you may be an ideal candidate for surgery. Women are advised to look out for any drastic sudden changes in their breasts and seek medical advice first before opting for cosmetic surgery.
Yes, all of our surgeons are General Medical Council members and have carried out many augmentation and reduction surgeries over many years.
The Manchester Private Hospital will treat any patient from any location in the UK. However, the patient must be able to travel and be accompanied by a companion on the day of discharge to ensure a safe return home following the trauma of an operation and anaesthetic. Common regions that patients visit our clinic from include: Salford, Manchester, Wigan, Warrington, Stockport, Macclesfield, Northwich and Winsford.
Our finance is available on all cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments with as little as £500 deposit required or even with no deposit required. With flexible finance options on offer, you have a choice to spread the costs of your surgery between 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.
*Procedure prices are not fixed and may vary as procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements so vary from person to person. You will receive a guide price during your initial eConsult and a fixed price following your surgeon face to face consultation.