Most women have at least some degree of asymmetry (unevenness in size) to their breasts. Usually, these size differences are so minimal that it causes little or no concern. However, there are cases where the difference can be substantial enough to cause both a physical imbalance and significant emotional distress. Breast asymmetry occurs when a woman’s breasts differ in size or shape. For example, a woman’s left breast may be a B–cup and the right, a D–cup. On the other hand, a woman may have one breast that significantly droops, while the other does not. This results in an obviously unbalanced appearance to the woman’s breasts.
Breast augmentation or a breast lift (mastopexy) are commonly used to correct breast asymmetry and create balance between the breasts. Depending upon the type and degree of asymmetry, Dr. Khanna may utilize one, or a combination of these breast reshaping procedures to achieve the best result. Following the completion of surgery, women usually have a greater sense of physical balance as well as an improvement in body image and self–esteem.
Treatment of breast asymmetry is best performed once a woman has finished puberty, and where no further breast development is to be expected. For significant differences however, treatment is sometimes undertaken during puberty in order to alleviate emotional distress during these formative years. In cases of breast asymmetry, each woman’s situation is extremely unique and requires specific attention and care from Dr. Julie Khanna and our ICLS team of nursing staff.
To find out if breast asymmetry correction is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. If you are ready to schedule for consultation, Dr. Julie Khanna is able to provide her patients with all of the information that they will need to make the most informed decision.