Breast Asymmetry

Correction Surgery in NYC

Breast asymmetry correction surgery incorporates many techniques to shape and mold the breasts to match in shape and size when they do not match naturally.  Breast asymmetry can be caused by previous surgery, like a breast biopsy, or radiation.  Breast asymmetry can also result from your developing years, as there are many patients whose breasts grow differently. Some patients have syndromes which result in breast and chest wall differences. Whatever the cause, breast asymmetry can be corrected with a variety of techniques including:

Dr. Alexes Hazen will carefully plan out your surgical correction and make sure that your goals are taken into account. For example, do you want to be larger in both breasts? Do you want to be smaller? In many cases, insurance will pay for breast asymmetry correction.

Before and After Photos of Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery

Breast Asymmetry Correction Procedure

Dr. Alexes Hazen can increase the smaller breast with a breast implant or fat grafting,  reduce the larger breast, or use two different-sized implants. Breast asymmetry correction is an individualized procedure, with various possibilities of incision placement and the use of fat, lifting techniques and implants to create a more balanced and symmetrical chest.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery?

It’s normal to have one breast that is slightly larger (or smaller) than the other, but if one of your breasts is noticeably larger than the other, you may benefit from correction surgery.

Corrective breast surgery can treat:

  • Breasts that are noticeably different in size

  • Nipples or areolas that are asymmetrical

  • Breast size that makes you feel self-conscious

  • Surgery or radiation treatment that altered the size and shape of the breasts

Breast asymmetry is often a genetic problem, but it may also occur as a result of aging, hormonal changes, pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Candidates for breast asymmetry correction should be healthy and have realistic expectations. While correction surgery can enhance the look of your breasts, you should not expect perfection. We can determine if this surgery is right for you during a personal consultation.

Post Surgery Recovery 

After breast asymmetry correction surgery, we will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, along with prescription pain medication. Expect some bruising and swelling during the first 48 hours or longer. You will need a friend or family member to help you during this initial stage of recovery.

Light activity can be resumed within a few days, but most patients require one to two weeks off from work and other normal activities. You should take an entire month off from rigorous exercise and heavy lifting. Stitches (very few as most are absorbable) are normally removed after a week, but prolonged swelling may obscure your final results for several weeks.

Why Choose Dr. Hazen

Dr. Hazen is an expert in breast surgery and her practice has always focused on breast surgery.  She has performed hundreds of breast procedures over the past 20 years and authored numerous published, peer reviewed papers on the most innovative, non-invasive methods available. Asymmetry is a challenging  problem to fix but Dr. Hazen has mastered this. 

 

She will work with you to make sure that she understands your goals and she will not be satisfied until you are satisfied.  The goal is to have long lasting results and Dr. Hazen uses techniques that specifically ensure this.  She also takes care and personal interest in every aspect of your healing, from the initial pain management, to the final scar management and everything in between including anxiety about surgery and diet for maximal healing.  She will develop a customized plan for you before, during and after surgery to achieve the best possible results with you.

What to Expect From Your Consultation

In your consultation Dr. Hazen talks to you about your medical history, she examines you, she discusses all the surgical options and risks of the surgery.  You have the opportunity to have your photos taken (saving  you an extra visit).  Dr. Hazen puts together a surgical plan with you and a post-procedure plan.  You get a quote for the cost of the procedure and a time frame for the surgery.  All of your specific question will be answered.