BREAST ASYMMETRY

Having one breast substantially larger than the other, or breasts that are tubular in shape, can be devastating.

Very few women have breasts of equal size and identical shape, however in some cases the difference is so extreme it is obvious to everyone.

If you are troubled by the difference in the size or shape of each of your breasts, breast augmentation or breast reduction can correct the discrepancy and give you natural-looking, equally-sized and shaped breasts, which may enhance your self-esteem and improve your body image.

Take the next step to new breasts today.

Dr Hunt has performed hundreds of breast surgeries on women of all ages, from enlargements and reductions to lifts and reconstructions, but the end result is always the same – increased confidence and big smiles. Most women say it’s the best thing they’ve ever done for themselves.

Book your personal consultation today to see many more of Dr Hunt’s breast augmentation success stories and discuss what he can achieve for your breasts.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.

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FAQs

Is it for me?

Answer:

Deciding to balance the size or shape of your breasts is a very personal matter, and ultimately only you can decide if it is right for you. Dr Hunt is a very experienced surgeon and he can provide you with relevant advice that can assist your decision.
What happens at the first consultation?

Answer:

On your first visit to Dr Hunt he will evaluate where you are starting from with regard to your breast size and shape, and what you want the end result to be. He will also assess nipple position, skin elasticity, and chest width. He can explain which surgical techniques are appropriate, based on the condition of your breast and skin tone.During this consultation, Dr Hunt will evaluate your general health and take measurements of your breasts. He will describe alternatives and the potential risks and limitations of each procedure, as well as review the recommended pre- and post-operative course with you.At the end of the consultation, you will have pictures taken for your medical record to assist Dr Hunt in achieving the optimal result.

After the consultation, Dr Hunt’s assistant will prepare a quote that will include your surgical, anesthetic, and hospital fees.

A follow up appointment will be necessary if you wish to proceed with surgery.

What's involved?

Answer:

Breast surgery is performed under a general anesthetic, given by an anesthetist, in an accredited hospital, so you are assured of the highest standard of care.The method used to balance your breast size or shape will depend on your chest size and shape, as well as Dr Hunt’s recommendations and your desires. Every effort will be made to assure that any incisions are placed so resulting scars will be as small as possible.All sutures used in the surgery are absorbable, and so will not require removal.
When can I go home?

Answer:

Depending on the type of procedure you have most patients go home on the day of surgery, although you may elect to stay in overnight. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from a bathroom you will go home.You will wear a surgical bra with small pieces of gauze over the incisions for 2 to 3 days after surgery.At home you will need someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours. When you are discharged you will be given prescriptions for antibiotics and for pain medication to minimise your discomfort. You should take only the pain medication prescribed, and eat before you take it or it might upset your stomach.

Eat lightly for 3 to 4 days after surgery and then resume your normal diet. Make sure you get plenty of fluids.

If you experience any problems after surgery contact Dr Hunt immediately. This is especially important if your temperature is elevated.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?

Answer:

Depending on the procedure you have you will return to see Dr Hunt 3 to 5 days after surgery.You will learn how to massage and exercise your breasts and have your post-operative breast care reinforced.Follow-up visits may be required, and Dr Hunt will discuss this with you.

How long will I be off work?

Answer:

You should plan on taking at least 1 week off work.
When can I resume my normal activities?

Answer:

You will experience the most discomfort in the 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Your breasts will be swollen and tender, although this will settle quickly. Mild bruising will fade over 5 or 6 days. A small amount of swelling may remain for 3 to 5 weeks.The gauze dressings over your incisions, and any drains can be removed after 3 days and then you may shower.You should restrict all physical activity for at least 2 weeks. Do not lift anything over 5kg and do not drive.

Do not undertake any strenuous activities for 4 weeks.

Do not undertake chest or weights exercises for 6 weeks. You must protect your breasts from stretching activities for at least 6 weeks to allow the incisions to heal.

You may experience a burning sensation in your nipples for 1 to 2 weeks, but this will gradually subside.

Your breasts will probably be sensitive to direct stimulation for 2 to 3 weeks, so avoid too much physical contact.

Your scars will be firm and pink for at least 6 weeks. Then they may remain the same size for several months, or even appear to widen. After several months, your scars will begin to fade, although they will never disappear completely.