Answers to the common problems of asymmetrical breasts. 

Owensboro cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Gerald Edds, often tells his patients that breasts are never identical twins. However, a reasonable goal with women with significant differences in breast symmetry is that they become “very close sisters.”

Dr. Edds is a b0ard certified cosmetic surgeon with over thirty years experience and who has performed over 4500 cosmetic breast procedures. In his cosmetic surgery practice, he sees many forms of breast asymmetry. Some forms of asymmetry include the following:

 1.  Asymmetrical breast development.  This is the most common cause of breast asymmetry and can vary from minor differences in breast volume to normal breast development on one side and none to minimal development on the opposite side.  Because of the wide range of types of asymmetry, options can be as simple as the addition of a larger implant volume on the smaller side and can also range up to significant breast lifts and reductions to create a better match between the breasts.

2.  Chest wall or rib cage asymmetry. This category includes several types of underlying chest wall issues, including scoliosis (curvature of the spine), sunken breast bones (pectus excavatum), convex breast bones (pectus carinatum), among others.  Each type of chest wall deformity requires separate considerations and approaches for improvement.

 3.  Post pregnancy changes in breast shape.  Loss of breast volume after pregnancy can result in sagging (ptosis).  Often the breasts do not lose volume evenly, resulting in asymmetry in breast size and shape.  Many such patients require a simultaneous breast lift with augmentation for improvement.

 4.      Nipple and areola differences.  Multiple techniques of breast lifting with implant placement and areola reduction techniques can improve the size and shape of the nipple/areolar  complex.

     5.  Problems of symmetry with existing beast implants.  After having a previous breast augmentation, patients can have symmetry problems directly related to stretching of the tissue due to poor tissue elasticity or on occasion patients may experience asymmetry due to previously poorly placed breast implants.  By choosing the appropriate breast pocket and modifying the pocket and choosing the appropriate implant for the individual patient, these patients can be improved dramatically to achieve a more natural, aesthetically pleasing result.

For a confidential and complimentary consultation with Dr. Edds, please call today for an appointment.


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