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Having perfectly symmetrical breasts is rare. It is much more common for the breasts to be slightly uneven with respect to size, shape or position. But when breast asymmetry is very pronounced (i.e., the difference in sizes is greater than a cup size), it can be a source of embarrassment.

In these situations, surgical correction can be an appropriate option. Improving the symmetry between the breasts can have cosmetic as well as psychological benefits.

The plastic surgeons at Graper Cosmetic Surgery are very experienced in the correction of breast asymmetry. Read on as Dr. Robert Graper and Dr. Garrett Harper discuss fixing breast asymmetry.

Improving Asymmetry between the Breasts

There are a few techniques to fix asymmetry, depending on the nature of the problem.

If one of your breasts is larger than the other and you prefer the look of large, voluptuous breasts, breast augmentation might be an approach to consider. By placing silicone or saline implants of different sizes, our surgeons can enlarge the breasts and make them more symmetrical and even.

If you prefer smaller breasts, you may want to think about having breast reduction on the larger breast. Our surgeons will remove tissue in the larger breast, either through surgical excision or liposuction techniques, so it resembles the size and shape of the smaller breast.

If the problem is not necessarily the size of the breasts but rather their position — for example, one breast is dramatically saggier than the other — breast lift may help. Our surgeons can remove excess skin and lift and tighten the tissues of the saggy breast to reposition it higher on the chest wall.

Sometimes, fixing breast asymmetry requires a combination of the aforementioned breast procedures.

Talk to Our Plastic Surgeons about Your Options

The first step toward achieving more even and symmetrical breasts is to select a qualified surgeon to perform your surgery. Dr. Graper and Dr. Harper are committed to helping you look and feel comfortable in your own skin, and they will tailor a treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

To schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please call or email us today.