Breast asymmetry correction is a procedure that improves the differences between the breasts. However, it is important to understand that although perfect symmetry is the ultimate goal, realistic expectations are that perfect symmetry cannot be achieved in many patients.
HOW IS BREAST SYMMETRY ACHIEVED?
Breast asymmetry correction is usually achieved by undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. This will correct a noticeable difference in size between the two breasts, accentuate existing or define their contours, and augment the natural shape of the breasts. Less frequently, breast asymmetry can also be corrected by a mastopexy (breast lift) procedure.
During your initial consultation with Dr Farhadieh, you will discuss all options available to you in order to formulate a plan for your individual wants and needs. During this session, the risks associated with the surgery will also be explained and smokers will be asked to cease smoking for at least 3-6 weeks prior to surgery and 3-6 during the postoperative period. You will also be required to stop taking any medications, herbal remedies or supplements that cause increased bleeding for at least 2 weeks prior to and 1 week following your surgery. Depending on your age, medical and family history, you may be asked to have a screening mammogram prior to surgery.
Once your surgery day arrives, your incision lines will be marked while you’re awake and you will be able to ask any remaining questions as we go through our checklist with you. Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and patients will usually be discharged either the same day. Long-lasting local anaesthetic is injected into the surgical area, alleviating any immediate discomfort postoperatively.
The incisions are closed using absorbable sutures before being sealed with dermal glue and covered with tape. There may be some discolouration or mild swelling, however this will disappear quickly and will be completely resolved within 10-14 days. Throughout this healing time, straining, bending or lifting should be avoided and you should wear your supportive bra for at least 8 weeks. You will be able to go back to work within a few days of surgery and your breasts will find their final shape within 3 months.
Although the risk profile of this surgery is low, there are some risks of complication. Dr Farhadieh will discuss these risks with you, during your consultation. With Panthea Clinics, however, you can have complete peace of mind knowing that you’re being cared for by a team of dedicated specialists.
WHY CHOOSE OUR CLINIC?
Breast augmentation is one of Dr Farhadieh’s areas of special interest and expertise. He brings excellence in surgical art, and uses techniques that are innovative and modern to achieve the best results possible. As an internationally recognised plastic surgeon he has both provided expert commentary for international plastic surgery journals, as well as authored a chapter on this topic in an international plastic surgery textbook: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques. With this level of expertise guiding everything he does, patients can have complete confidence in Dr Farhadieh’s ability to provide state of the art outcomes.
BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION WITH US TODAY
If you’ve been thinking about getting a breast asymmetry correction, Panthea Clinics can ensure you receive the highest quality of care available. With our team of medical experts by your side, you will have complete peace of mind knowing that your expectations are sure to become a reality.
Call our Sydney or Canberra clinics today to enquire about more information or to book your initial consultation with our team.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is some discomfort associated with surgery. Most patients report a ‘tightness’, rather than pain, due to the excellent pain control regime we use, which includes local anaesthetic for the immediate postoperative period as well as powerful analgesics.
The breasts will not only heal during the first 6 weeks, but will also gradually find their natural postoperative position. Gravity, healing and surgery drive this process. The final shape is usually reached by 3 months. The incision scars will fade over the first 12 months and will often be barely visible beyond the first year.
Within 2 weeks you will be back at work and able to resume most normal activities. During the subsequent weeks you will return to your pre-surgery levels of activity. We have a postoperative regime to help you through this time.
Your scars are routinely placed under the breast fold, hidden from view. Not only do bras or swimwear hide the scar, in time it will fade and be barely perceptible. Dr Farhadieh commonly uses a short scar mastopexy approach, which entails an incision around the nipple and extending down the breast vertically.
Dr Farhadieh believes that the relationship between doctor and patient is sacred and privileged. Our practice is based on compassion, honesty, transparency and, above all, patient welfare. We pride ourselves on making sure that you feel supported at all times. We will be available during each stage of your journey and will schedule short-, medium- and long-term follow-up appointments as part of our overall practice.
No. It is important that patients understand that achieving perfect breast symmetry is unrealistic. However, breast asymmetry correction can considerably improve the difference between the breasts.