Though most women pursue breast augmentation with the goal of increasing their breast size, breast implants may be chosen to address a number of other cosmetic issues. These versatile medical devices can create a more pleasing breast shape, narrow the distance between the breasts, and balance asymmetrical breasts.
Breast Asymmetry: How Much is Too Much?
Perfectly even breasts rarely occur in nature, so breast asymmetry isn’t necessarily a flaw or something you should feel self-conscious about. All women have asymmetrical breasts, though in some cases, the difference between both breasts is very subtle. Uneven breasts are only considered a problem when one breast is significantly larger than the other: If your breasts differ by more than a full cup size, then you’re experiencing an unusual degree of breast asymmetry.
Pronounced breast asymmetry makes it very difficult to find a bra that fits correctly, which can contribute to chafing, skin sensitivity, breast soreness, and other discomforts. This condition can reduce a woman’s confidence in intimate situations, too. For these reasons, many women with pronounced breast asymmetry pursue surgery to bring their breasts into better balance.
Even if your breasts display only a normal amount of asymmetry, surgery might be a good option for you if you don’t like how your breasts look or you think their appearance might impact your profession, for instance. Models and actresses frequently choose to have cosmetic breast surgery owing to the demands of their work.
How Breast Augmentation Corrects Uneven Breasts
Breast augmentation is an excellent option for most women with asymmetrical breasts. Unlike a breast lift or reduction, this operation produces little visible scar tissue. Breast implants also provide support for the breasts, giving them a fuller, rounder shape. If you have one breast that is denser than the other, having breast implants inserted into both breasts will create a more consistent look and feel.
To ensure uniform results, Dr. Epstein will insert an implant into both of your breasts, not just your smaller breast. This approach is usually necessary to ensure the breasts match in size, shape, and texture. He’ll use a larger implant in your smaller breast and a smaller implant in your larger breast to produce even proportions. Sometimes, he removes a bit of fatty tissue from the larger breast as well.
If your breasts are very different from one another or they show signs of ptosis (sagging), Dr. Epstein might recommend combined breast lift-augmentation surgery. This procedure will elevate your breasts to a more youthful position; it can also adjust the size of areolas that may have become stretched or uneven over time.
Discuss Your Breast Augmentation Options in Chicago
Modern silicone gel implants closely mimic the texture of human breast tissue, so using implants to correct asymmetrical breasts produces very flattering, natural-looking results. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of breast augmentation, feel free to reach out to us. We’ll be happy to help you find the best aesthetic solutions to meet your needs.