Perfect symmetry does not exist in nature. Every woman, no matter the size of her breasts, is somewhat asymmetrical. For some women, this lack of symmetry is unnoticeable and presents no real issues. For others however, it can interfere with everything from clothing options to comfort, to self-confidence, and assurance. When this is the case, creating a customized plan for each breast in the correction of asymmetry is the best way to restore balance, comfort, and overall appearance to your upper body.
If you would like to learn more about asymmetrical breast augmentation in Northern Virginia and Alexandria, our team is here to serve as a guide and resource.
Options for Correcting Asymmetry
Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Desman offers a number of options for the correction of asymmetry. The ideal solution for your body will depend on factors unique to you and is best determined during your initial consultation. Our team knows that no single option is correct for every woman and will work individually with you to ensure you receive the procedure best suited to meet your specific needs.
Asymmetry correction options offered by our practice include:
- Breast augmentation – with this option, our team will use implants to improve the size, shape, and profile, and asymmetrical appearance of the breasts.
- Breast lift – with breast lift surgery, Dr. Desman can address loose, sagging tissue and restore a firm, lifted, and symmetrical form.
- Breast reduction – if asymmetrical and overly large breasts are causing imbalance, our team can remove unneeded fat and tissue to produce a smaller, more comfortable, and more symmetrical look
These options can be used alone or in various combinations to produce optimal results. During a consultation, Dr. Desman can work with an Alexandria and Northern Virginia patient to figure out the perfect way to perform an asymmetrical breast augmentation.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Asymmetrical Breast Augmentation?
The ideal Northern Virginia or Alexandria candidate for asymmetrical breast augmentation is someone with a lack of symmetry that interferes with clothing options, comfort, and self-confidence. Creating a customized plan to correct breast asymmetry is the most effective way to restore comfort, balance, and the overall appearance of your upper body. You are a good candidate for this procedure if you:
- Have breasts of an uneven size, shape, or position
- Are a non-smoker
- Have realistic goals and expectations
- Are of excellent health
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for asymmetrical breast augmentation is to meet with Dr. Desman.
Steps in an Asymmetrical Breast Augmentation Procedure
Correcting uneven or asymmetrical breasts involves many different steps, from preparing to recovering. The in-depth process assures that you will obtain your desired results, and it typically includes:
An Initial Consultation
Your breast asymmetry correction procedure starts with an initial consultation with Dr. Desman and his team. During the consultation, you will discuss the position of the nipple and areola to determine the shape you want. This meeting allows you to ask questions and decide if an asymmetrical breast augmentation is the right procedure for you.
During your pre-operative planning consultation, our team will discuss the variables that could affect your operation, such as age, size, and breast shape. We understand each patient has unique views of what a desirable size and shape for their breast should be, and we will tailor your surgery to ensure the results meet your wishes. Because asymmetrical breasts can be caused by different problems, the solution for every patient is different. Sometimes different sized implants are all that is needed. Sometimes fat grafting, or a lift, or a reduction may be part of the customized plan along with an implant. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Desman will work with you to create the optimal plan for your situation.
Correcting asymmetrical breasts through surgery usually takes two to four hours. This is typically done under general anesthesia in a certified operating room. Dr. Desman will make incisions in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. The incisions differ depending on the type of breast implant, the degree of enlargement, your specific anatomy, and the patient’s preference.
After the incision, Dr. Desman may insert a breast implant directly behind the breast tissue or into a pocket under the pectoral muscle. Where he positions the breast implants varies based on your body type, the type of implant, and the degree of enlargement you want. Dr. Desman may place a drain behind the breast to limit fluid build-up during recovery. He will then close the incisions using surgical tape or skin adhesive. Over time, the incision lines will fade.
Recovery time after surgery is usually less than one week, meaning women who work outside their homes can resume work within a couple of weeks. Scar reduction measures, such as silicone gel and massaging the scars, can help with a quicker recovery. Dr. Desman also recommend wearing a supportive bra and avoiding high-impact activities for 3 to 4 weeks. You will see noticeable results immediately, although it usually takes several months for swelling to settle and long-term results to show.
For anyone in Alexandria or Northern Virginia that still has questions about the procedure associated with asymmetrical breast augmentation, Dr. Desman can resolve concerns and help set expectations.
Discuss Asymmetrical Breast Augmentation in Northern Virginia with Dr. Desman
You should not have to worry any longer about the effect that uneven breasts have on your appearance and self-esteem. Our practice offers asymmetrical breast augmentation in Northern Virginia and Alexandria for correcting the issue in the long term. To schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact us today. Dr. Desman provides customized breast enhancement options in our conveniently located office.