Breast Asymmetry Correction
What Is a Breast Asymmetry Correction Procedure?
Although asymmetric breasts are very common, a pronounced difference in size can make some women feel embarrassed and self-conscious. Breast asymmetry correction is a surgical procedure that can improve balance and proportion between the breasts.
Most women have slightly different-sized (asymmetrical) breasts. In cases where the difference in size is pronounced, correction can be achieved. There are several ways to go about a correction for asymmetrical breasts:
1- Augment (enlarge) the smaller breast to look like the larger one.
2- Reduce the size of the larger breast to match the smaller one.
3- Breast augmentation and breast reduction are usually performed when there is significant difference in the size and shape of the breast.
4- Nipple reductions or revisions can also be done to make them more symmetrical.
5- Fat transfer to breast to correct asymmetry is gaining popularity. Fat is removed from one part of the body with liposuction and then transferred to the breasts.
During your consultation with Dr. Jaibaji, a full evaluation of the breast and addressing your desire will be made to determine the most appropriate procedure.
Fat Graft San Diego
One technique to correct breast asymmetry is to transfer fat to the breast. Fat transfer or fat grafting has been used in recent years to correct various defect in face, breast and body.
For the breast, fat transfer is used for the following:
1- Correction of focal defects of the breast from lumpectomy or after breast reconstruction.
2- Improve breast contour in patients with very thin skin and correct rippling of breast implants.
3- As a sole technique of breast enhancement and augmentation in patients who are not interested in breast implants.
4- To correct breast asymmetry; this can be in conjunction with breast augmentation, lift or breast reduction.
5- To correct areas of breast hardening after radiation therapy to the breast for breast cancer.
Is Fat graft right for you?
To determine if you are a good candidate for breast fat transfer you have to have an in person consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Jaibaji, Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, will determine if you are a good candidate. Typically you should be in good heath, non smoker and have no contraindication to surgery.
Where is the fat harvested from?
Typically fat is harvested from any area where there is excess. The abdomen, waist area and thighs are the most common fat source areas.
Once the fat is harvested, it will have to to processed in a sterile technique and injected into the breasts.
Will I need anesthesia for fat graft San Diego?
Yes, generally speaking patients who need fat transfer will need general anesthesia or sedation to perform the procedure. For small fat grafts and limited area, the producer can be performed under local anesthesia.
What are the downsides of fat transfer to breast?
The complication of fat transfer can be reduced with proper technique. Fat necrosis, oil cysts, calcifications, and fat resorption are among the complications of fat transfer.
How much fat will survive?
Generally speaking about 50%-60% of fat will remain after 9 months.
Typical Recovery for Breast Asymmetry Repair
This really varies depending on whether a breast asymmetry augmentation, reduction or uplift was performed to even out the breasts. For the first few days after the breast augmentation surgery you will wear a special surgical bra to minimize swelling and support the breasts. Expect to feel tired and for your breasts to feel tender for the first 24 to 48 hours at least. You will continue to wear one of the surgical support bras for several weeks at all times. Most women take one to two weeks off from work and normal activity; strenuous activity is not recommended for six weeks after the operation. Avoid lifting and pushing for two weeks–no heavy lifting or pushing for four weeks.