All women possess a degree of breast asymmetry, but it’s typically not noticeable to others. Sometimes, a drastic unevenness between a patient’s breasts will warrant cosmetic surgery. When I perform breast augmentation for Brooklyn, Staten Island, and other New York patients, I often bring the breasts into a better balance while adding volume.
Two of the most important factors for correcting breast asymmetry are shape and size. Here are brief explanations of how I commonly address these issues:
Uneven Size: I often choose breast implants of different sizes to address uneven breast volume. Using either silicone or saline implants, I augment the size of one breast to a greater degree. Although saline implants require smaller incisions and can be filled after they are inserted into a breast pocket, shaped silicone implants are sometimes used to create a more natural appearance.
Uneven Shape: An important factor when correcting uneven shape is breast implant profile, or the ratio of the base diameter to the forward projection of an implant. The more an implant projects from the chest wall, the higher the profile. I choose implant profiles based on factors such as body type, cosmetic goals, and degree of unevenness between breasts.
These are two important factors for correcting breast asymmetry, and an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can provide additional information on the most effective techniques for addressing your exact needs.