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No woman should be hesitant to speak with a plastic surgeon regarding uneven breasts. A woman might shy away from breast surgery because she is under the impression implants are the only way to create the desired symmetry. There are other choices to create balance if implants are not an option.
Breast asymmetry is when one breast differs in position, size, or shape from the other, and it’s far more common than many women understand. Unevenness in breasts is recognized when they start to form in early puberty. There are many reasons a woman might have differential development in her breasts; medical issues, susceptibility to the effects of estrogen on the breast tissue cells, a varying amount of tissue cells on each side, or genetics.
A woman can have the placement of two different size implants if she wants to bring symmetry in correlation with increasing the size to meet the larger breast. However, women no longer need to have implants, especially if they are satisfied with the smaller of the two breasts. By doing a lift, Bryan W. Gawley, MD FACS & Raman C. Mahabir, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, board-certified skilled plastic surgeons at Gawley Plastic Surgery, can achieve symmetry. They also perform a breast reduction, which removes a small amount of breast tissue from the larger side
If breast size is not the issue, Drs. Bryan Gawley and Raman Mahabir perform a procedure known as mastopexy or breast lift to reshape the breast. Breast lifts raise the breast, present a better profile, and creates a firmer, perkier look. The loss of elasticity is attributed most to pregnancy, aging, fluctuating weight, breastfeeding, gravity, and heredity. A mastopexy also tightens the surrounding tissue by the removal of superfluous, stretched out skin. Bras will also fit better and be more comfortable.
Start by researching board-certified plastic surgeons and get informed about the intended procedure. Going to a consultation for surgery is overwhelming, and there is a lot of information to process. Having a set of well thought out questions to ask staff and surgeons will help make an educated decision.
Here are a few sample questions to get started on:
1. What licenses, certifications, and qualifications does the surgeon possess?
2. How safe is the procedure, and what are the risks?
3. How long does the procedure last?
4. Will the procedure be inpatient or outpatient?
5. Will I be able to drive after my procedure?
6. What will the pain level be post-procedure?
7. Where will recovery occur, and how long will it last?
8. What are the activity restrictions?
9. When is it okay to return to work?
10. How much will my procedure cost, and what payment options are available?
At Gawley Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gawley and Dr. Mahabir aren’t the only ones involved in a procedure. Their staff also plays a significant role, and they are warm, receptive, and always welcome questions. Contact us today to request a consultation.