Did you know that nearly 90% of women have one breast that’s larger than the other? It’s called breast asymmetry and, as you can see, it’s quite common. In some women, the difference is so slight that you can barely tell. For others, the difference can be a full bra size or more, causing social and sexual embarrassment, difficulty finding bras and blouses that fit, and low self-esteem.
If your breasts are asymmetric, and you’re looking for options for correction, I can help you with breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation surgery. During your private consultation at my Valparaiso or Schererville plastic surgery office, I will assess the differences in the size and shape of your breasts, review the options with you, and together we’ll decide which procedure best meets your needs.
Three Solutions to Breast Asymmetry
- Reduce the size of the larger breast
- Increase the size of the smaller breast
- Lift both breasts
Breast Reduction for Breast Asymmetry
A breast reduction is the option favored by Indiana women who wish to resolve their breast asymmetry by reducing the size of the larger breast. This elective plastic surgery option removes excess breast tissue and skin in the larger breast to approximate the size of the smaller breast. Read the details of breast reduction at my Indiana plastic surgery practice by clicking this link.
Breast Augmentation for Breast Asymmetry
Breast augmentation using breast implants is one of the most common procedures performed in the US. By inserting a breast implant, the smaller breast will more closely match the larger breast. There are numerous breast implant options in breast augmentation surgery, from the size, shape and projection of the implant to the material that fills the implant (i.e., saline, gel or form-stable gel).
Breast Lift for Breast Asymmetry
Many women discover that, as they age and breasts begin to sag, their asymmetry becomes even more apparent. A breast lift at my Indiana plastic surgery practice can create a more symmetric appearance by lifting both breasts and tightening the skin around them. The result: perky, matching breasts! The lift may or may not include a breast implant or a breast reduction to create symmetric breasts, depending upon the level of your asymmetry.
When evaluating the options above, it’s important to know that I have many years of experience in breast enhancements. As a board certified plastic surgeon with offices in Valparaiso and Schererville, I’ve treated many women with asymmetric breasts to their great satisfaction. With breast enhancement, there’s no longer a need for bra inserts to beef up the smaller breast, and you can enjoy a beautiful appearance in swimwear, blouses, and “in the altogether”!
Take a look at our before-and-after photos to get an idea of the type of results you can expect. And if you’re interested in exploring whether breast reduction or breast augmentation can help you, call my Schererville or Valparaiso offices at (800) 721-3244 or complete this online contact form to schedule your breast evaluation today. You’ll be so glad you did!
To your health & beauty,
Gus Galante, MD, FACS
Board Certified Indiana Plastic Surgeon