Breast asymmetry refers to a discrepancy between the size and shape of the breasts. For example, one breast might droop more than the other. Or one breast may be considerably smaller. This asymmetry can be related to a condition known as “tuberous breast.
It may be that only one breast requires surgery to achieve symmetry. In other cases, a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation may be recommended for the opposite breast as well to improve symmetry of the size and position of both breasts.
Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, prior history of a lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, or radiation therapy can cause asymmetry and sometimes requires altering the opposite breast to match size and shape. You may elect to have a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation on the other breast to achieve breast symmetry.
Surgery to achieve breast symmetry may be a good option for you if:
You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for restoring your breast and body image
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