BREAST ASYMMETRY

Who must have a breast asymmetry surgery?

Breast asymmetry correction surgery is intended for patients, who have different cup sizes in both breasts.

Breast asymmetry is a condition in which the breasts are not symmetrical, i.e. the two breasts are in different sizes or shapes. A difference may occur between the shapes and sizes of the two breasts due to developmental disorders, breastfeeding, pregnancy or hormonal imbalance. Breast asymmetry occurs due to many different causes.

Newly developing differences may be caused by menstrual period or hormonal factors but such difference may also be caused by a serious factor such a breast cancer. Benign or malignant cysts developing in the breast can cause a deformation and asymmetry as well.

On the other hand, there are some women with inherently asymmetric breasts. The double organs in face and the body are considered to be asymmetrical if they show even slight differences. With the advancement of technology as well as the development of surgical and anesthesia techniques, today many options are available for women who want their two breasts to be more symmetrical.

Breast asymmetry operations change the structure and size of the breast, in accordance with the desire of the patient. When breast asymmetry is eliminated, breast augmentation or breast reduction procedures can be performed.

At what ages is breast asymmetry surgery performed?

When the difference between the breasts is at least one cup size, it is advised to perform an asymmetry correction surgery. This surgery is recommended to be performed on women over 18 years of age, who have completed their sexual maturity, and who have lived at least 3 years after their menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation). Exceptionally, the surgical procedure is performed on young girls with the disease called 'virginal breast hypertrophy' that causes excessive breast growth.

What are experienced after breast asymmetry surgery?

- The patient can be discharged within 5-6 hours after surgery.
- If breast implants have been used, limitation of arm movement may be experienced for a few days.
- In the early postoperative periods, swelling and numbness are observed in the nipple.
- A pink discoloration may occur on the skin but disappears in a short time.
- After 1 week, the bandage is removed.
- The patient wears an athletic bra for 6 weeks.
- The patient is advised to abstain from heavy sports activities for a period of 3 months.

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