Many women think of breast augmentation as a cosmetic solution for larger, fuller breasts. However, breast implants can also be ideal for improving asymmetrical breasts, particularly in women where the difference is as much as a cup size or more. What’s the best approach for ensuring symmetry using breast implants?
Resolving Hypertrophy with Implants
Every woman has some degree of asymmetry in her breasts. For the most part, this is minimal enough to be barely noticeable to the average observer and doesn’t require any corrective treatment. A smaller percentage of women notice breast hypertrophy, where breast tissue grows too quickly in one breast, and causes a noticeable difference in cup size from that breast to the other. This variance leads to challenges not only in finding an appropriate bra size but also can lead to increased self-consciousness.
Breast asymmetry can be alleviated with breast implants. For women who are happy with the size of their larger breast, a single implant can be used in the smaller side to equalize volume between the two. Other women may choose implants in both breasts, opting for a smaller implant in the hypertrophic breast to ensure even results. In addition to implants, breast reduction may also be performed on the hypertrophic breast to create evenness; a breast lift can enhance final results as well if noticeable ptosis is present.
Achieving Beautiful Results
Many women with perceptible breast asymmetry are unaware that implants offer a viable, permanent solution to enhance their figure. Under the guidance of a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon, either saline or silicone gel implants can create a beautiful look for both breasts.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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