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Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast asymmetry correction in Sydney is designed to even out asymmetric breasts

Nearly every woman has a degree of asymmetry when it comes to the shape and size of their breasts. However, some women with more pronounced asymmetry may seek surgery in hopes of attaining a more even breast size or shape.

If you are troubled by the difference in the size or shape of each of your breasts, Dr Hunt can enhance or reduce the size of your breasts to address correct the discrepancy.

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What is a Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Uneven or asymmetrical breasts are common.

A breast asymmetry correction procedure is a complex surgery performed to reduce the differences between uneven breasts to produce symmetry of the breasts.

What Can Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery Do For Me?

Your surgical plan largely depends on the degree of difference between your breasts, as well as your individual breast characteristics. Dr Hunt can make smaller breasts larger using breast enhancement techniques, make a larger breast smaller using reduction techniques, alter the shape of both breasts to your desired outcome.

As you age, you may experience further changes in your breasts that may require further surgery to maintain aesthetic symmetry.

Why Patients Might Consider Breast Asymmetry Surgery

Breast asymmetry surgery may be considered by patients who are concerned about significantly asymmetric breasts. Some common reasons for undergoing surgery may include:

  • Addressing body proportions
  • Correction of aesthetic asymmetry
  • Changes in breast size or shape
  • A change in body-weight distribution

Please note that although Dr Hunt is a qualified and experienced surgeon who tailors his surgery to the patient’s needs and goals, results are not always a guarantee. To find out the benefits of this surgery in your case, you may like to book a private consultation.

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The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.

How is a Breast Asymmetry Correction Performed?

The approach used to correct asymmetrical breasts depends on the type of asymmetry a patient is experiencing based on their individual characteristics. With that being said, all breast procedures are performed whilst you are under general anaesthesia to help you remain in comfort.

If you want to enlarge a breast to an equivalent size to another, then breast enhancement is performed using either fat grafting, implants (augmentation mammoplasty), or both. If you are concerned about breast laxity, Dr Hunt can perform a breast lift (mastopexy).

If one breast is considerably larger than another, Dr Hunt can reduce the size, and simultaneously and perform mastopexy surgery if this fits within your desired outcomes. Take a look at our pages for more information on what these procedures entail.

Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery Recovery Time

The recovery period following an asymmetry correction surgery varies depending on the technique used to approach your imbalance. As each patient differs, the recovery process will also differ. The factors to take into account surrounding your recovery are:

  • Does your body heal well?
  • Do you smoke? Smoking can increase your risk of bleeding and slow your healing.
  • Did you follow the post-procedure guidance?
  • Did you wear your compression garment for the duration you were informed?

Same Day

Most breast surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing you to return home on the same day. You will be mildly sedated following your anaesthesia and are expected to arrange your own transport home. Dr Hunt will prescribe medications to assist you with any pain and swelling you may experience.

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

Day After

You may experience some pain and discomfort, as well as some bruising and swelling around the surgical sites. You will be instructed to not bend over, perform strenuous exercise, or carry out any activity that can put pressure on your breasts. Pain can be alleviated using painkillers. The pain may last for up to 5 days, whereas bruising and swelling can last for up to 4 – 6 weeks.

What’s Next?

You will be required to attend multiple follow up visits with Dr Hunt to monitor your recovery. You can return to light exercise such as walking 3 weeks after your surgery. If your job is not physically demanding, you can return to work after one week, otherwise, you may need to be cleared by Dr Hunt. Full results can be expected anywhere between 6 months – 1 year depending on the treatment you have had.

Risks and Complications

In your consultation, it is also important to go over the potential complications of surgery. Each breast surgery procedure comes with risks, and knowing what they are can help you made well-educated decisions on the details of your surgical plan.

The risks of breast implant removal surgery include:

  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Wound infection
  • Poor scarring
  • Slow healing
  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Implant complications (in the case of implants)
  • Poor results
  • Further surgery

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Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide

A Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider this procedure.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of Breast Surgery, from what makes a good candidate, to pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from real-life patients.

How Much is Breast Asymmetry Correction in Sydney? Prices & Fees

All patients and their breasts possess individual characteristics. Therefore, the medical costs associated with this surgery will vary between patients depending on their desired outcomes and corresponding surgical plan.

The total cost of a correction breast asymmetry will include the cost of implants (if augmentation mammoplasty is performed) as well as surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees. Medical tests, aftercare garments, and other breast procedures required for the patient are also factored into the total cost.

Under very specific conditions, patients may be able to apply for a Medicare rebate for this surgery.

Dr Hunt will give you an accurate quote at your consultation based on your anatomy and desired results.

For an estimate of your surgery cost visit the surgery pricing page or contact Dr Hunt’s team on 1300 157 200 or book a consultation and fill up the Enquiry form.

5 Myths About Breast Asymmetry

There have been many misconceptions surrounding the topic of breast symmetry. We will outline the most common myths surrounding the topic below.

1. Non-surgical methods can achieve symmetrical breasts – There are many creams or forms of oral medications that claim to have dramatic effects on the size or shape of the breasts. However, cosmetic surgery is the only real way to alter the breasts to address concerns about asymmetry.

2. Asymmetrical breasts are not natural – Again, asymmetrical breasts are completely normal. Breast development often occurs during puberty, and individual breasts tend to develop at a slightly different pace. Over time, breasts may stretch slightly or be affected by other signs of ageing that could lead to asymmetry further down the line. Various breast surgical procedures can be performed for people who are concerned about these natural asymmetries.

3. Asymmetry can occur if you don’t wear a bra – Breast skin stretching or laxity occurs due to the supporting ligaments and skin elasticity weakening as we age. This can eventually result in a difference in breast size, leading you to have one smaller breast than another. Wearing or not wearing a bra generally does not have an impact on asymmetry.

4. Implants are your only option – Nowadays breast asymmetry surgeries can be performed using multiple techniques, many of which do not involve augmentation mammoplasty (implants). For example, asymmetry correction surgery can be performed using fat grafts from areas of fat around your body, which is knon as fat grafting.

5. You will not have visible scarring – Although Dr Hunt will aim to place your scars in strategic areas hidden in your natural skin creases, there will still be visible scarring. Scars will fade over time but will never completely disappear.

5 Breast Asymmetry Correction Mistakes

Below are some mistakes which potential patients should avoid when considering breast asymmetry correction surgery:

1. Not researching your surgeon – Undergoing surgery is a major decision, and it is vital to choose an experienced surgeon who will provide you with professional support and care. You should research your surgeon before making your decision – check their credentials and experience performing the procedure you are seeking.

2. Getting surgery to please someone else – A person may want to get surgery to address the asymmetry of their breasts. However, it is not a good idea to undergo surgery to please someone else. Any elective cosmetic surgery you get should be your decision alone.

3. Not checking whether or not you are a good candidate – You should understand what makes someone a good candidate and what can increase your risks. This also means you should let your surgeon know of any medical conditions or other relevant information so that he can ensure you are a good candidate before proceeding.

4. Not setting a realistic goal – Patients need to understand that surgery cannot produce miraculous results. Set realistic expectations by looking through real photos using before and after galleries.

5. Not asking questions – Use your time during your consultation with Dr Hunt wisely. Ask the questions you can’t seem to find an answer to and establish that you do want to proceed with the procedure.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

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Prepare for your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information.
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided.
  • Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress.
  • Bring your GP Referral and your test results.

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Breast Asymmetry Surgery FAQS

Who is a good candidate for Breast Asymmetry surgery?

Good surgical candidates for asymmetrical correction of the breasts are:

  • Bothered by the differences in size, shape, and symmetry of their breasts and wish for more symmetrical breasts
  • Are non-smokers
  • Suffer from genetic conditions that have led to uneven or dispositioned breasts
  • Are fit and healthy

What happens at the first consultation for Breast Asymmetry?

On your first visit to Dr Hunt, he will evaluate your breast size and shape and ask you about your desired end result. He will also assess nipple position, skin elasticity, and chest width. Additionally, he will look into your medical and social history to establish whether or not you are fit and healthy to undergo the procedure.

This consultation gives you an opportunity to ask questions, understand the risks involved, and set your realistic goals. You will receive an outline of the surgical techniques Dr Hunt recommends for your individual situation, and give you a price quote at the end.

Where is the Breast Asymmetry surgery performed?

Surgeries performed by Dr Hunt take place at one of the nearby clinics in a certified and sterile operating theatre.

Is Breast Asymmetry surgery for me?

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 an experienced surgeon and he can provide you with relevant advice that can assist your decision.

When will I feel completely normal and be able to play sports after breast asymmetry surgery?

You can return to sports around 6 weeks after your procedure. The final result can be seen around 6 months following your procedure depending on the technique used.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.

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