A small difference in volume and shape of breasts is normal. When the differences cause physical and psychological discomfort surgery can be helpful. Through breast augmentation and breast reduction, a balanced look can be achieved.

Procedure: Asymmetrical breasts can be made symmetrical by augmentation of the smaller breast or reduction of the larger breast. Augmentation is performed by making an incision in the armpit or under the breast. The breast tissue is lifted creating a pocket and saline implant is place in the pocket. Reduction is performed by making an anchor-shaped incision on the breast. Excess fat is removed and the breast is shaped to resemble the other breast. In some cases liposuction of the larger breast is adequate. This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia.

Post-op: You will have breast tenderness and fatigue during the first 24-48 hours. Depending on the physical work at your job you can return after 1 week or when advised to by the doctor. Exercise and vigorous activity should be avoided for 6 weeks. Your breasts will be swollen for 3-4 weeks after surgery. Complete recovery usually takes about 2 months. Possible complications depend on if you receive augmentation or reduction. For augmentation a capsule will form around the implant. This can cause firmness, which can lead to misshapen breast or discomfort. There is no way to predict how your body will respond to the implant. When reduction is performed, portions of the nipple may have loss of sensitivity, which may be permanent or temporary. In most cases sensitivity will return over several weeks.