Don’t wait around to make a decision. Seek advice from a professional!
Breast asymmetry, or uneven breasts, is a legitimate concern that many women have. Truth is: many women have asymmetrical breasts and its all a matter of how much difference there really is. Women will analyze their breast shape in the mirror only to find that one breast hangs, or droops, further than the other. The main question patients are confused on is whether or not they should receive a breast reduction or breast lift in attempting to fix uneven breasts?
Board Certified Breast Reduction Surgeon Responds
Breast reduction surgery can alter the way your breasts look, having them appear even and symmetrical, but Dr. Golshani specifically mentions “it is generally a belief that severe breast asymmetry does not completely disappear after breast reduction, for example in cases where breast differences are partly due to underlying rib shape differences”.
Other patients believe that breast reduction is what caused their breasts to appear asymmetrical. While it is possible this could occur, it’s also very common for many breast reduction patients to panic after only a few weeks when they begin scrutinizing their breasts in the mirror. Dr. Golshani advises “two weeks after breast reduction surgery is too early to make a judgment on the final result. Make sure your surgeon is aware of your concern and get examined to express your concern.”
The main takeaway here is that it takes several weeks for a full recovery and you shouldn’t jump to conclusions until the full recovery period has elapsed. Your surgeon will be able to give you a rough estimate on when you will begin to see results.
Analyze Your Options
Depending on your specific case (all women have different proportions, breast shapes, and bodies), you will have plenty of options to choose from. Some women may be recommended only to undergo breast reduction; while others may be recommended both a breast reduction and breast lift procedure for the perfect balance.
No matter what your recommendation is, it all begins with a thorough evaluation and consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reduction and breast lift surgery. Dr. Golshani has been practicing breast revision for over a decade and is dedicated to his passion for cosmetic surgery.