Breast Asymmetry Correction for a Proportional Figure
Women who are bothered by differences in the size or shape of their breasts can undergo breast asymmetry correction surgery at our convenient Lafayette office. This surgery involves a combination of treatments customized to each woman's unique needs and desired results. Contact our office today to learn more about this surgery or schedule a consultation with Dr. Louis Mes.
Who Is a Candidate?
Women who feel self-conscious about asymmetrical breasts can benefit from this procedure. Differences in breast structure can result from congenital conditions, genetics, or unevenly shaped ribs. In rare cases, asymmetry may be the result of Poland's Syndrome, a condition in which the patient lacks a pectoralis major muscle.
To qualify for breast asymmetry correction surgery, you should:
- Be in good general health
- Have fully developed breasts
- Be over 21 years old
- Not smoke
- Have already met any significant weight loss goals
Breast Asymmetry Correction Procedures
Before your breast asymmetry correction, you and Dr. Mes will discuss potential outcomes and determine which techniques are appropriate for your unique case. If one of your breasts droops lower than the other, you may require a breast lift. During this procedure, Dr. Mes will make an incision around the nipple, possibly extending down to your breast crease, to lift the skin and nipple-areola complex.
If you prefer the size of your smaller breast, Dr. Mes will perform a reduction procedure on the larger breast to remove excess tissue. If you prefer the size of your larger breast, or you want fuller breasts overall, silicone or saline implants can be placed to increase the size and shape of the breasts. In most cases, improving the symmetry of your breasts will also require reshaping and repositioning your nipples and areolas; this can usually be achieved by creating an incision around the areola.
The risks of your specific breast asymmetry correction surgery will depend on the techniques that are performed. In general, the risks of the procedure include:
- Blood clotting
- Excessive bleeding
- Change in or loss of sensation in breast tissue
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia or surgical equipment
- Difficulty breastfeeding
- Implant rupture or capsular contracture
Dr. Mes will prescribe painkillers to manage your discomfort for the first few days after surgery. Although we do not recommend strenuous exercise until several weeks after surgery, you should take walks to keep your blood moving and prevent clotting. You must wear your compression garment 24 hours per day until Dr. Mes indicates that you may remove it. Most patients return to work within five days. One week after your procedure, Dr Mes will remove your sutures and ensure that your healing is progressing. Bruising and swelling should diminish after approximately one month.
Contact Our Practice
Uneven breasts can make you feel self-conscious about your figure, but breast asymmetry correction surgery can correct this condition. To learn more about this procedure or schedule a consultation with Dr. Mes, contact our office today.