Breast asymmetry is a common condition that affects many women. In most cases, asymmetry is mild and there is no noticeable unevenness between the breasts. However, when the breasts are different sizes and shapes, it can make women feel self-conscious about their appearance.
At Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery in Waukesha, WI, Dr. Tracy McCall offers breast augmentation to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. When performing breast augmentation for asymmetry, Dr. McCall will use implants in different sizes and shapes to improve the appearance of the bustline.
The Importance of the Consultation
The breasts may look naturally uneven for a number of reasons:
- One breast may be larger, or have more volume, than the other
- One breast may be shaped differently than the other
- One breast may droop or sag more than the other
- The size or position of the areola may be different on each breast
During your consultation, Dr. McCall will listen to your concerns to find out how you would like to change or enhance your breasts. Then, she will examine your breasts to determine the type of asymmetry that is present.
There are a number of ways to create more symmetry between the breasts, including breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, and breast reduction.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
If your breasts are different sizes and shapes and you wish to go a bit larger in both breasts, breast augmentation with implants is likely your best treatment option.
Dr. McCall will select two different implants to add the appropriate amount of volume and shape to each breast. The goal is to improve symmetry, along with the size and shape of the breasts.
There are many breast implant options and surgical techniques that allow us to customize your breast augmentation surgery to your unique needs. At our Waukesha practice, our options include:
- Saline or silicone-gel breast implants
- Round or teardrop shaped implants
- Breast implants in varying sizes and profiles
- Placement of the implants in front of or behind the pectoral muscles
- Insertion of the implants through an incision made in the inframammary crease, around the areola, or in the armpit
If one breast droops downward more than the other, or if the size or position of the areolas are asymmetrical, breast lift surgery may be right for you. Breast lift can be performed in combination with breast augmentation.
During this procedure, Dr. McCall can lift the breast skin envelope to address sagging. She can also adjust the location of the nipple-areola complex and make the areola smaller. Dr. McCall will tailor your treatment plan to address any areas of breast asymmetry that are causing you concern.
If your breasts are different sizes and you want them to be smaller, you may wish to undergo breast reduction instead of breast augmentation.
Contact Our Practice
To find out if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation for asymmetry, or another breast procedure to address natural unevenness of the breasts, contact our practice today. You can contact us online or call us in Waukesha at (262) 523-1200.