What Is Breast Asymmetry Surgery?

Due to unfortunate hereditary conditions, some women develop asymmetrical breasts, a condition in which one breast may be too small while the other is too large. Unwanted sagging of one breast may also be an issue, or 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 for asymmetrical breasts can help teens and women improve the symmetry and shape of their breasts, boosting their self-confidence in the process.

Techniques used include breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation with implants, and/or fat transfer breast augmentation. 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. To learn more about how breast asymmetry surgery can benefit you, reach out to Dr. Shermak’s office in Baltimore and set up your initial consultation.

Am I the Ideal Candidate?

The ideal candidate for breast asymmetry correction can fall into just about any group. You’re an ideal candidate if you desire better breast symmetry and improved breast contours, are in good physical and mental health, and have reasonable expectations for your results (improvement, rather than perfection, in other words).

Scars have to be tolerated, and the scars involved will be explained and demonstrated through work on previous patients. Dr. Shermak understands that younger girls may not be accepting and understanding of scars and works with every patient to ensure that they understand what to expect from the procedure. Additionally, it’s important that breast development be complete before one considers breast asymmetry correction.

Financing and Insurance

Many patients come to Dr. Shermak wondering if their breast asymmetry correction can be covered by insurance. The short answer is “sometimes.” We recommend checking in with your insurance provider to see if they may cover this procedure. More often than not, the procedure is an out-of-pocket expense and is considered to be cosmetic in nature.

Background media

Breast Asymmetry Before & After

View More Breast Asymmetry Results

Your Recovery Period

Breast asymmetry correction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. After your surgery, you may experience temporary discomfort, swelling, or numbness. Most women resume light activity within a week and drive within 10 days.

More vigorous activity should wait for one month. Dr. Shermak will meet with patients over time to assure optimal scarring results, and will ensure that you’re given a clear timeline of your recovery period in advance of your surgery.

Baltimore Harbor

Undergoing Additional Cosmetic Treatments

The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore congenital breast asymmetry patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore abdominoplasty, liposuction, and body lift patients and is adept at combining procedures to create comprehensive outcomes for her patients.

When you visit Dr. Shermak for your consultation, she’ll work with you to ensure that she understands your cosmetic goals before working with you to develop a bespoke treatment plan that incorporates all of your cosmetic goals. In many cases, this enables patients to undergo just a single recovery period for multiple procedures.

Banner media

Moving Forward: Schedule Your Consultation

We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at (410) 324-6592 to schedule your personal consultation today. Dr. Shermak has been earning a reputation for excellence and is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Her ethical standards and commitment to technical excellence are quite literally guiding the next generation of expert plastic surgeons in the United States, and she is excited to learn more about how her expertise can be put to work, creating results that will fill you with self-confidence. When you’re ready to get started, reach out to Dr. Shermak’s office and set up your initial consultation today.

This is your life . . .
Make it
Beautiful Confident Amazing Empowered

Schedule a Consultation
Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (410) 324-6592.
Contact Us