Breast Asymmetry

Perhaps the single most important component of beauty is symmetry. Conscientiously or sub-conscientiously, we immediately search for symmetry when evaluating beauty. One of the great ironies of life however, is that no human being, not even the most famous of super-models, is perfectly symmetrical. If we were to measure our different body parts we would consistently find differences between the two sides. The length of our right arms will be different than the left, as will the size of our eyes, ears and legs.

The most common body parts to have differences are the breasts. It is exceedingly rare for any woman to have perfectly symmetrical breasts, yet it is this difference that is often most disturbing to woman. Whether one evaluates the size, shape, nipple position or location of the fold under the breast, one will find differences. Beverly Hills breast surgeon, Dr. Warren Lent, advises women to first evaluate and understand these differences before they begin the process of correcting breast asymmetry. The goal with correcting breast asymmetry is to restore reasonable symmetry between the two sides while understanding that perfection is rarely achievable.

There is no one solution that fits all women. Each woman presents with a unique set of circumstance that requires careful evaluation during the consultation process. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lent will perform a thorough consultation and evaluation to accurately asses each woman’s particular needs. Women who are candidates for correction of breast asymmetry include those who have:

  • One breast significantly larger than the opposite normal sized breast
  • One breast significantly smaller than the opposite normal sized breast
  • One breast that is too large and one breast that is too small
  • Nipple positions than are different between the two breasts
  • Significant differences in shape between the two breasts
  • Failure of one breast to properly develop

The options for correction of breast asymmetry include a combination of any of the following: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, a release of constricting breast ligaments and breast expansion with reconstruction. As you can see, there are many options and the correct choice or choices can vary widely depending on a woman’s needs. Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Warren Lent, who is board certified by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery, will carefully evaluate your particular asymmetry and work with you to create a plan tailored to correct your specific problem.

Most of these procedures can be performed in an outpatient surgical center, usually under general anesthesia. Woman can usually return home that day. Most require at least one to two weeks off of work and a minimum of two weeks of no exercise or lifting.

Each of these procedures is generally considered safe, especially when performed on healthy women. Like all medical and surgical treatment, there are risks, including bleeding, infection and the risks of anesthesia. However, these risks can be minimized especially when performed under the care of a highly qualified, board certified, Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon such as Dr. Lent.

The results from correction of breast asymmetry can be immensely satisfying to a woman. It can help to restore the beauty associated with symmetry, while simultaneously improving her sense of femininity and self-image.

To best understand all of your options, a full consultation with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Lent is recommended. For further details on each aspect of a breast asymmetry correction, Dr. Lent invites you to visit his collection of articles in his Breast Augmentation Information Center, Breast Lift Information Center, or Breast Reduction Information Center.

This Beverly Hills double board certified plastic surgeon specializes in breast asymmetry for patients in the Los Angeles area.