SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors offers the finest services for Breast Asymmetry in Melbourne. Our experienced cosmetic doctors offer personalised treatments to clients in our Melbourne clinical studios.
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Affecting over fifty percent of women worldwide, breast asymmetry refers to a condition that causes the shape, size, or volume of the breasts to vary. Uneven size or position is usually not a cause of concern as most of the underlying reasons are normal, such as pregnancy, hormonal change, puberty, menstruation, weight gain or loss, etc. But any other prolonged symptom along with this may require you to undergo an MRI or a mammogram, that helps detect abnormalities leading to cancer.
Breast asymmetry is not always suggestive of breast cancer. But a sudden observable change in the size & shape could be an indication of non-cancerous fibroids, tumors, or cysts.
The condition of breast asymmetry can be treated with the help of breast asymmetry surgery that includes breast augmentation or reduction, depending upon the size.
A visible difference in the appearance or shape of one’s breast may lead to low self-esteem and under-confidence in many women. The procedure requires the doctor to extract some of your fat from healthy areas & then putting it into your breasts. The good news is that the findings of many studies suggest that those who got implants develop a lower risk of breast cancer.
All you need to know about
Breast Asymmetry by SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors
Any healthy woman who wants to enhance the shape of her breasts or is unsatisfied with their appearance or unevenness can opt for breast augmentation or a breast lift. The procedure not only improves their size & shape but also boosts up one’s confidence. The issue of breast asymmetry is very common in teenage girls & young women. Under development or over development of breast also causes this problem. Women as young as those in their 30s are known to get breast augmentation conducted.
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty involves putting breast implants under the breast crease or chest muscles. One may acquire bigger & fuller breasts after this procedure. It is also carried out for breast reconstruction, after a mastectomy. A breast implant is an artificial medical device that the surgeon places inside a breast for improving its appearance. In the breast lift, only a part of the breast tissue is lifted. This does not affect the overall size. For those with smaller breasts, breast augmentation comes in handy. Breast size often becomes an issue of self esteem.
Such kind of a breast takes shape due to connective tissue malformation during puberty. It may appear droopy and have oversized areola. Your surgeon will inject fat from other areas of your body and grafts it to the affected area.
Absolutely no or little breast development, due to insufficient breast tissues, during puberty leads to breast hypoplasia. Women with such breasts are often teased using the term, ‘flat-chested’. It can be both acquired & congenital.
Chest wall deformities refers to abnormal growth of the chest. They may be present at birth or may develop in childhood. Pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, Jeune msyndrome are some examples of chest wall distortion.
Poland Syndrome or Poland’s Syndactyly is a birth condition that is rare. The defect leads to underdevelopment of the chest muscle, with no presence of breast. People with this defect also have webbed small hands.
There are usually two types of implants used, i.e – silicone and saline. Both are inserted behind the breast tissue & have their own advantages & disadvantages. These help in increasing your cup size. Asymmetry breast of huge difference may lead to physical discomfort. One may face backaches, neck & shoulder pain, self-esteem issues & other psychological image issues due to it.
The patient is given general anesthesia to suppress any pain. Incisions will then be made in obscure areas to avoid the visibility of scars. This will be followed by the placement of implants. The same will then be closed by stitches or surgical tapes. Depending upon your issue, breast reduction, breast lift or augmentation may be conducted. Patients can also choose a combination of two of these surgical procedures to reshape their breasts. Your cosmetic surgeon will be the best judge.
Your specialistic plastic surgeon will measure your BMI (body mass index) before carrying out the surgery. In case you have a BMI of more than 27, you won’t be operated till you lose some weight. A consultation with dr may clear all your doubts regarding the same.
Everyone’s body differs and so does the pain level. Experiencing pain after any surgery is pretty normal, but it may subside after a week or so. You might experience soreness, tingling sensation, or a bit of discomfort in and around your chest. It is also possible that you may feel very little to no pain at all. Post-surgery, your doctor may provide you with over-the-counter painkillers to deal with the pain efficiently.
After receiving the general anesthesia, the procedure may take 1-2 hours to complete. One may expect respite from the pain after a week or so. After a month, you may start off with all your normal activities. Six weeks is a good enough time to get back to the normal routine. It may take 3-6 months for the implants to completely set it. It is recommended that one should avoid getting in indulged in any heavy workout or physically draining activity for at least 2-3 weeks.
Every surgical procedure or surgery carries risks. One should always scan all the risks before proceeding. A few of the temporary side effects involved with the surgery are night sweating, swelling around the operated area, mild discomfort in the first few days of healing, sensitivity of the breasts, scar tissues, bruising at the incision site, etc.
Following your doctor’s advice is the road to recovery. At the time of initial consultation, your surgeon may give you some pre & post-surgery tips. Timely consumption of the prescribed medicines is a must. Opt for loose-fitting clothes for the first few weeks. This will allow your operated part to breathe easily. Avoid underwire bras for at least a month. Avoid sleeping on your stomach as it might cause discomfort immediately after the surgery. Last but not the least, eat healthy food and avoid heavy activities.
In order for your body to heal, it is important to get a proper intake of protein-rich & nutritious food. Food rich in amino acid & iron does wonder. It is best to avoid processed & fast food. Go for a vitamin E rich fruit diet. Consumption of nuts helps in tissue healing & regeneration.
As the surgery does not touch the area that produces milk, usually no issue arises due to this procedure. Usually, it is recommended that a gap should be maintained between the surgery and pregnancy so that the mammary glands heal properly. There are few reports that suggest that a mother’s producing ability did get affected. It is therefore highly advised that one should do good background research of the surgeon before proceeding.
Round implants are cheaper than the shaped ones and appear more natural due to their shape. Shaped implants many a time take a wrong turn in the pocket & make the breasts’ shape appear weird.
Your implants may last at least 10 years. There have been cases where implants of many women survived upto 20 years. It all depends upon how to take care of your body. Annual check-ups will also contribute in extending the lifespan of your implants.
Stretch marks due to this surgery are a rare occurrence. Small to moderate implants places under the muscles do not lead to stretch marks. Chances increase with the bigger size. It depends upon your skin’s elasticity & resilience.
Many times it happens that post-implant insertion, the scar tissue might tighten up abnormally. This may lead the implant to become painful and distorted & makes the breast rise higher than required. The solution is to opt for saline implants under the muscles. Also, it can be treated by replacing a smooth implant with a textured one.
Although numbing of the nipple area is very rare among patients, in case one encounters it, the same can be treated effectively.
Your stitches may either be removed after one or two weeks. In case of dissolvable stitches, the time duration is 6-8 weeks.
Women who are suffering from medical conditions such as diabetes, heart diseases, allergic reaction to anesthesia, or plastic surgery side-effects & others should avoid getting this procedure done.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the minimum charge involved in augmentation is $4516 (2020 data). You will have to pay additionally for the room facilities, medicines, anesthesia & other facilities. The fee for the procedure also depends upon your doctor’s overall experience.
As an initial step, the cosmetic doctors at Skin Club will conduct an extensive medical checkup. This will also allow you to discuss your problem areas with ease & comfort. You may talk about the areas you would like to get improved or operated. A treatment plan will then be designed. On the day of the treatment, a numbing solution or local anaesthesia will be put for a painless procedure. At SKIN CLUB doctors consider post-surgery check-ups a significant part. Complimentary review appointments at 7 days and 3 months post-treatment are offered. Patient care is given topmost priority by our cosmetic surgeons. You may visit the Skin Club website if you want more information.
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