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Breast Asymmetry Correction in Phoenix, AZ: Know Your Options

Breast Asymmetry Correction in Phoenix, AZ: Know Your Options

Is one of your breasts bigger or smaller than the other? Although all bodies are beautiful, the continuous glorification of perfectly symmetrical breasts in R-rated films and television shows can cause self-esteem issues in female audiences, especially when wearing bikini tops, workout clothes, or nothing at all. But before you consider going under the knife, you need to know the truth: most women do not have perfectly symmetrical breasts, meaning a slight difference in breast shape and size is normal. However, in some instances, this asymmetry or unevenness can be severe.
If you have significant breast asymmetry that has become a source of embarrassment or has begun affecting your quality of life, a Scottsdale plastic surgeon can help. Breast augmentation in Phoenix, AZ can correct breast asymmetry, allowing you to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Below are some commonly asked questions about breast asymmetry and how Dr. Aldo Guerra can help.

What are the types of breast asymmetry?

Breast asymmetry has three types, including:

  • Anisomastia. A significant difference in the size and volume of the breasts

  • Anisothelia. Noticeable inequality in the shape or size of one of the areolas or nipples

  • Combined asymmetry. Presence of both anisomastia and anisothelia

What are the signs and symptoms of breast asymmetry?

The signs and symptoms of breast asymmetry are aesthetic, manifesting as a difference in size, shape, developmental stage, or overall fat percentage. In more serious cases, there may even be a difference in osteomuscular structure. As a result, the breasts look different from one another, appearing more like cousins instead of sisters or twins.

What are the causes of breast asymmetry?

Significant breast asymmetry can be due to:

  • Hormonal changes

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Virginal hypertrophy, which describes the sudden and extreme growth of one breast in a teenager or young adult

  • Uneven development during adolescence

  • Uneven shrinkage or sagging during the aging process

  • Shrinkage of one breast because of a medical condition

  • Mastitis, a breast infection that commonly develops during the first six months of breastfeeding

  • Significant weight gain or loss within a short period of time

  • Poor results from a prior breast enhancement procedure

  • Injury or severe trauma to the chest, which can alter the size of one or both breasts

  • Mastectomy to address breast cancer

Keep in mind that asymmetrical breasts may indicate the presence of breast cancer. Therefore, women with breast asymmetry should undergo a mammogram to detect any warning signs.

Are there ways to prevent breasts from becoming uneven?

Most breast asymmetry appears while the breasts are developing during puberty. These cases are inevitable, unless it occurs as a secondary effect of a growth disorder. An early diagnosis of growth disorders, including growth hormone deficiency, is the best way to prevent asymmetrical breasts in adulthood.

For breastfeeding moms, feeding your baby with both breasts is the most effective way to even them out and prevent one from looking bigger than the other. Check out How to Balance Uneven Breasts When You Are Breastfeeding for more information on preventing breast asymmetry.

What is the treatment for asymmetrical breasts?

The good news is that award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Aldo Guerra can easily correct uneven breasts through breast augmentation in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ. Depending on the severity of your case and your desired results, Dr. Guerra may recommend placing breast implants, either saline or silicone, in one or both breasts.

Dr. Guerra customizes every one of his procedures to meet the unique needs of each patient. If your asymmetry is severe, for example, he may recommend breast augmentation in the smaller breast and/or breast reduction in the larger one. If your asymmetry is a result of shrinkage, then he may perform a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery.

The best way to determine which breast enhancement procedure is right for you is to meet with Dr. Guerra. During your consultation, he will give you his honest opinion based on your anatomy, helping you conclude whether a breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination of procedures will bring to life your desired outcome.

What are the types of implants used in breast asymmetry correction?

The main types of breast implants Dr. Guerra uses to balance out the breasts are:

  • Silicone breast implants. These breast implants are pre-filled with silicone gel, a thick and sticky fluid that mimics the feel of natural human fat. There are several options to choose from when it comes to gel thickness (gummy bear breast implants), which will allow Dr. Guerra to customize the results for each patient. Silicone breast implants are ideal if your goal is to correct asymmetry and have bigger, natural-feeling breasts.

  • Saline breast implants. Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. However, unlike silicone breast implants, these are not pre-filled. As such, Dr. Guerra can insert saline breast implants through smaller incisions. They do not have as natural of a feel as silicone breast implants.

Dr. Guerra can go into further detail and explain the pros and cons of both implant types during your consultation.

Is it possible to correct uneven breasts without implants?

Correcting asymmetrical breasts is one of the most common reasons women undergo breast surgery. In many cases, placing two different-sized breast implants effectively improves breast symmetry. For those who do not want implants, there are other options for correcting uneven breasts.

If you are content with the size of your smaller breast, then a skilled plastic surgeon can simply reduce the larger breast to achieve balance and better proportions. If your breasts are relatively even in size but are asymmetrical in shape, a breast lift can reshape natural tissue to produce an aesthetically pleasing contour without significantly affecting breast size.

How can I meet Dr. Guerra and get answers to all my questions about breast asymmetry?

If you are in the Phoenix area, Dr. Guerra would love to answer your questions in person and help you determine which technique is best for addressing your breast asymmetry. Pick up the phone and dial 480-970-2580 today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Guerra consistently brings to life the look women want.


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