South Texas Plastic Surgery Blog

Breast Augmentation for Asymmetry

Tagged with: Breast Augmentation

Posted on: May 11, 2019

Woman supports her two breasts with her hands. Mild levels of breast asymmetry are common, and in most cases, not unnoticeable. For women who have significant variation between the size and shape of their breasts, breast augmentation surgery can improve symmetry.

Dr. Brian Burns can match the size and shape of one breast to the other. To undergo breast augmentation for asymmetry, schedule a consultation at our Victoria, TX practice.

What Causes Breast Asymmetry?

The volume, shape, or position of the breast can contribute to breast asymmetry. Some woman may have even breasts, but uneven placement of the nipples.

Common causes of breast asymmetry include:

  • Hormonal fluctuations due to menstrual cycles or menopause
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Use of birth control pills
  • Breast hypoplasia
  • Certain syndromes or medical conditions (such as juvenile hypertrophy)
  • Injury
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Mastectomy
  • Shrinkage due to the aging process

Significant variations in breast asymmetry can cause women to feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you are ready to explore surgical options to address breast asymmetry, breast augmentation offers the most effective solution.

How Can Breast Augmentation Address Breast Asymmetry?

During your consultation at our Victoria clinic, Dr. Burns will examine the type and extent of your breast asymmetry. Your surgical options will be explained to you in detail so you feel confident about your cosmetic options.

Depending on your case, Dr. Burns may recommend that implants of differing sizes be placed in each breast to meet your cosmetic goals. Typically, it is ideal to place implants in each breast so the breasts remain uniformly lifted over time. If only one breast has an implant, the other breast may droop and sag at a faster rate.

In order to achieve the best results, Dr. Burns may recommend pairing breast augmentation with breast lift surgery. This procedure is recommended when the skin envelope and nipples are pointed downward. For patients with asymmetrical breasts, the larger breast may droop more. By performing breast lift surgery, Dr. Burns can restore a perkier look to the breasts, while also enhancing their appearance with implants.

Types of Breast Implants

Dr. Burns offers the following implants:

  • Form-stable implants: Sometimes called “gummy bear” implants, these implants hold their shape even if the outer shell breaks.
  • Round breast implants: These implants offer a full and rounded appearance.
  • Smooth breast implants: Patients who prefer soft-feeling implants that move naturally may prefer this option.
  • Textured breast implant: This option is less likely to move around.

Dr. Burns performs breast augmentation as an out-patient procedure at our surgery center. The procedure can be performed under twilight anesthesia or local anesthesia. Recovery time for breast augmentation surgery is minimal. Most of our patients are able to return to work in less than a week. It may take several weeks or even a few months before the full benefits of your surgery can be enjoyed.

Contact Our Office Today

If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your asymmetrical breasts, Dr. Burns can discuss your surgical options. Breast augmentation offers a comprehensive and effective solution to restore symmetry to your bustline. To schedule an appointment, contact our office online or call (361) 576-1975.


South Texas Plastic Surgery Victoria Office 601 E San Antonio
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Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 576-1975

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