What is congenital breast asymmetry surgery?
Due to unfortunate hereditary conditions, some girls have asymmetrical breast development. One may be too small while the other is too large. Unwanted sagging of one breast may also be an issue. There may be a tubular appearance and/or constriction to the breast shape, with nipple areolar deformities. Sometimes there are underlying skeletal issues as well.
Surgical correction can help teens and women improve the symmetry and shape of the breasts. Techniques include breast lift or breast reduction, and breast augmentation with implants and/or fat. Sometimes surgery needs “refreshing” within years due to recurring processes that caused the asymmetry in the first place. Surgery is individualized, and Dr. Shermak will meet with you in private to discuss all options that may benefit your appearance.
Who is a good candidate for congenital breast asymmetry surgery?
Good candidates are females of a broad spectrum of ages who desire better breast symmetry and improved breast contours. Candidates should be in good physical and mental health, with reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection. Scars have to be tolerated, and the scars involved will be explained and demonstrated through work on previous patients. Younger girls may not be accepting and understanding of scars. Additionally, breast development should be complete.