Symmetry in nature is a sign of beauty and health. Although asymmetrical features in people are perfectly natural, many prefer a more balanced appearance for themselves. For women hoping to adjust the symmetry of their breasts, plastic surgery can be a permanent way to improve one’s desired look.
Breast augmentation is a common practice for women looking to enhance their breast size, shape, or curvature. At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island and Manhattan, we want you to be aware of your options when considering augmentation surgery. Should you use silicone or saline? High or low profile implants? Breast augmentation for asymmetry brings additional choices to the table as well. We encourage you to explore the benefits and drawbacks of each alternative; this information is readily available on our site and through a personal consultation with Dr. Greenberg.
Ways to Correct Asymmetry
The most typical and noticeable difference in breast symmetry is size. Fortunately, this can easily be altered via augmentation in one of three ways:
- Implants of Identical Volume: For less distinct asymmetry, augmenting both breasts to the same degree may be a good way to conceal the difference between them. This is similar to a typical breast augmentation, where the overall bust size is increased. Although it does not adjust the discrepancy between each, the implants may be placed in such a way to minimize the appearance of asymmetry.
- Saline Implants of Different Volume: For breasts with a more prominent difference in size, your best option may be to use implants of varying sizes. Saline implants may be filled after insertion, allowing the doctor to adjust each size accordingly. This is a good option for women with moderate and more noticeable degree of asymmetry.
- Silicone Implants of Different Volume: Silicone implants are already filled before surgery. Therefore, the operation requires a larger incision, and the size cannot be adjusted afterward. However, many women feel that silicone implants produce a more natural look and feel, and this option is well suited for women with a moderate to severe degree of breast asymmetry.
Benefits and Risks
Breast augmentation is not for everyone, nor is it the only way to improve one’s self-image. However, women who choose to treat their breast symmetry may be rewarded with a boost to their confidence and comfort. Additionally, adjusting one aspect of your body can often enhance the rest. Speak with Dr. Greenberg to learn how this procedure can help you achieve the look you want, while evaluating the most appropriate options for your body.
Like any breast augmentation, there are certain risks to be aware of. These risks can be minimized after a personal consultation, wherein the right choices can be made for the patient’s body type, health, and implant preferences, among other considerations.
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Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg is a highly established cosmetic plastic surgeon. A range of procedures are offered for men and women seeking to revitalize their appearance and self-esteem.
If you are considering breast augmentation to improve symmetry, please contact us to schedule an appointment and learn how we can best help you meet your goal.