When we look at human physiology, we can see two halves of the body are not symmetrical. These small differences apply to the structure of the breast and should be remembered to be completely natural. In some people, however, this is more than normal and is expressed as asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is the name given to the development of both breasts in a disproportionately relative way. As often encountered in this case, if there are no significant differences between the two breasts, the individual can accept it, but if it is visible or one of the breasts is small and the breasts with different bra sizes can be quite uncomfortable. In addition to this, the location and shape of the two nipples can be different from each other. According to its structure, this accurance can be named as focal asymmetry or global asymmetry. When the difference between the two breasts is more than the normal accepted rate, many aesthetic surgical treatment methods can be applied by determining which is most appropriate. Asymmetry problem between two breasts may be dependent on developmental, trauma or a previous surgery, and can also occur after breastfeeding.
What techniques are used in breast asymmetry surgery?
When the individual decides to apply for surgical methods for breast asymmetry, the patient’s expectations are determined during the initial evaluation, the corrections to be made are defined and the details of the procedures to be applied are planned. The procedure applied to the patient varies depending on how large the patient wants to have breasts, the person’s body type, and breast implant placement if needed. Before the procedure, some rehearsals are performed against the mirror and the desired result is revised and the plan is completed.
There are two objectives of the actions done; Reduction of asymmetry between two breasts and beautification of the breast appearance. In other breast surgeries, the same procedure is usually applied to both sides, while breast reduction or enlargement processes can be combined according to the differences in patients with breast asymmetry. In breast structures that are not able to be synchronized by applying a single process, a breast can be enlarged with a silicon implant method and the other may be synchronized by applying a reduction or lifting operation. Surgery is performed by putting the patient to sleep with general anesthesia. During the aesthetic surgery operations that are applied to the breast region, the milk channels are mostly protected and the damage is minimized. There are many women who breastfeed after surgery for breast asymmetry, and there are women who can’t breastfeed without surgery. It is not possible to determine the situation beforehand.
Things to know about after the surgery
Breast asymmetry surgery requires one day of hospitalization. The patient can return to normal life and work after a few days of resting on her back and trying not to lie down on face, and start taking showers after 3 days. In this process, it is beneficial for the patients to use a special and sports bra. Patient should be careful not to lift heavy weights and avoid smoking before full recovery is ensured.
It is normal to see swelling in the breasts during the first week of surgery to correct breast asymmetry. Within weeks, the operated breast area becomes normal. If there is a lot of difference between the two breasts before the procedure, it may not be possible to provide a millimetric symmetry, but the small differences are too minimal to be cared for by patients compared to their former form. Even if the person didn’t have a breast asymmetry surgery, it is normal to see changes on breast sizes during and after breastfeeding. This can also be seen in people who had breast asymmetry surgery. In patients undergoing aesthetic surgery, there may be some differences in the breasts as a result of breastfeeding, too much weight gain and loss in many years. Patients do not need to worry about these differences, the vast majority can be corrected with minor interventions.
Many patients experience fear of scars before surgery. The scars of sutures in the post-operative area will fade within months. Usually, the fear of stitch marks in patients is more intense before surgery. However, most patients are not concerned about these while compared to positive results of the post-operative procedure.
Symmetry disorder in the breast often creates a lack of self-esteem in people. These psychological effects can also adversely affect the patient’s social and sexual life. The patient’s self-confidence increases as a result of the surgery applied, they begin to feel better and can continue their life more happily.