Breast Asymmetry Correction in Austin, TX
Breast asymmetry affects most women to some degree. It is a natural phenomenon in which one of a woman’s breasts is larger or shaped differently from the other. When the differences are significant, it can be a source of self-consciousness and low self-esteem. Finding clothing that flatters the body may be more difficult and the asymmetry can be hard to disguise, causing embarrassment.
Genetics, natural changes in the breasts due to age and weight loss or gain, history of pregnancy and breastfeeding, and trauma to the breasts can all be contributing factors to asymmetry. Regardless of the source, breast asymmetry can be surgically corrected, providing women with substantial improvement in their breast appearance. Furthermore, women can enjoy a tremendous benefit when they have their procedure performed by a board-certified female plastic surgeon who understands both the intimacy and self-confidence issues the problem can cause, and the potentially life-changing impact that addressing it can have. Austin Plastic & Reconstrucitve Surgery brings a conversational style to consultations, allowing you to share your concerns and aesthetic goals so that we can help you look and feel your best.
Breast Asymmetry FAQs
The goal of breast asymmetry surgery is to create a more appealing and attractive balance in terms of size and shape between a woman’s breasts. Breast asymmetry treatment can involve augmentation of both breasts using differently sized implants, a breast lift or reduction, or a combination of augmentation and reduction or lifting. Your surgeon will work with you to carefully select and perform the variant of the procedure that will produce the best symmetry and most aesthetic result for each individual patient.
If the size or shape of your breasts differ significantly, you are likely a good candidate for a breast asymmetry procedure. However, the only way to determine if this surgery is right for you is during an in-person consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. You are likely a good candidate for a consultation if you have:
- Breasts that significantly differ in size or shape
- Breasts that significantly differ in position
- Breasts that seem too small or too large as well as show asymmetry
- Tuberous breasts that result in an uneven breast appearance
- Self-consciousness due to your breast appearance
- Difficulty selecting clothing
- Discomfort with some activities because of the appearance of your breasts
Women in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas would be hard pressed to find a more well-qualified and caring supporter of their desire to look and feel great than the all-female plastic surgery and patient care team at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. As plastic surgeons specializing in reconstructive breast and body procedures, our doctors understand precisely what a healthy and attractive breast appearance means to a woman, and strive to help realize each patient’s ideal look so they can express their inner confidence. The medical community has also recognized our practice's contribution to women’s health, naming our surgeons to the lists of the best plastic surgeons in Austin by Austin Woman Magazine, Austin Monthly, and Texas Monthly. Dr. Fisher also proudly serves on the Medical Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors for the Breast Cancer Resource Center and regularly speaks on topics in breast reconstruction and aesthetic breast surgery.
As with any procedure, the better prepared you are beforehand, the safer you can make your surgery and recovery. However, the things you will need to do to prepare are usually quite simple and practical in nature. For example, to help minimize the risk of complications and healing problems, you should:
- Avoid any medications or supplements that act as blood thinners, such as anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), aspirin, vitamin E and fish oil
- Stop smoking and using nicotine delivery devices (e-cigarettes, vaporizers, nicotine gum, nicotine patches) for a minimum of six weeks prior to surgery and for at least six weeks after; nicotine can greatly impair post-operative healing
- Stay well hydrated before and after your procedure to aid surgery and recovery
- Fill all prescriptions prior to surgery and stock your home with food and supplies for a worry-free recovery
- Arrange for a loved one to bring you home after surgery and help you during the first three to seven days at home
- If you have children or pets, ask for help meeting their needs during this time, too
Your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Incisions will be made which will allow your surgeon to perform the necessary corrections while minimizing the scars that form later. Scars are generally well tolerated and will fade over time, further enhancing your results. Incisions may be located in the breast crease or around the areola, depending on which will give you the best aesthetic result. If a reduction in one or both of your breasts is performed, we will excise the excess breast tissue at this time, providing you with a more balanced breast appearance. A breast lift may also be performed at this time. The entire procedure may take anywhere between one and three hours to complete, depending on which procedures are necessary to achieve your desired result. After all necessary aspects of your surgery have been performed, your incisions will be closed with internal sutures. A post-surgical bra may also be prescribed.
Immediately after surgery, you will notice some tenderness, swelling and bruising in the surgical area. These symptoms are normal and will fade during the first week. Any pain you might experience will be well-managed with medication. You will want to rest as much as possible throughout your recovery and especially during your first few days at home. You will visit with your surgeon and their patient care team regularly during your recovery so they can monitor your progress. After about 10 days, you can begin to resume your typical routine but will need to continue to avoid more strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting or sports. The time you spend tending to your recovery will reward you with healthy, healed incisions and a look you can enjoy, worry-free, for many years to come.
Download Our Cosmetic Surgery Post-Operative Care Guides
We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our cosmetic surgery patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.
Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Known for natural-looking aesthetic results in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
- Elected by peers for inclusion in Texas Monthly's Texas Super Doctors®: Rising Stars listing.
- Reconstructed over 6,000 patients, including more than 2,500 DIEP flap reconstructions.
- 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of reviews for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
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No one understands feelings of femininity as clearly as another woman. Our all-female plastic surgeon and patient care teams pride themselves on the natural-looking, long-lasting results they are able to achieve for their patients. Click here to fill out our online contact form or call (512) 815-0123 now to schedule your in-person consultation with one of our trusted woman surgeons and learn more about how a breast asymmetry correction surgery can change your look and your life.