Breast Development Asymmetries
The natural development of a woman’s breasts occurs in response to her hormonal, genetic, and weight factors. Left and right breasts can respond disparately to the same growth factors, leading to breast asymmetries. Prior to performing a breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, the surgeon should carefully consider these aspects.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides state of the art surgical and non-surgical procedures, including breast surgeries. At the time of breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Seify will ensure that any breast asymmetries are also addressed at the same time. He provides breast implant surgery to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding locations.
Tissue Restrictions during Breast Development
Asymmetry in the breasts may occur when the development of one or both breasts is hampered due to skin and tissue restrictions. If the tissue expansion is limited, it may prevent complete growth of the breast. In cases where the growth of breast tissue takes place with this restriction, it will cause expansion of the areolar tissue.
This condition is called tuberous breast deformity. How severe is this condition will differ from one woman to another, and will have an influence on the shape of the breast. The size of the nipples can also vary in accordance with this asymmetry. The breast surgeon must account for these issues while making a surgical plan for breast implant plastic surgery procedure.
Gap between the Breasts
One of the common concerns for women seeking breast augmentation is that the gap between the breasts may increase after the surgery. But the breast anatomy and natural bone structure of the woman would already determine the gap between the breasts. The cosmetic surgeon can, in fact, try to narrow the gap between the breasts to some extent with breast implants.
However, if an excessive attempt is made to narrow the gap between the breasts, it may cause other complications such as symmastia. In some cases, the nipples may point to the outside of each other. Women who have asymmetric inframammary folds before the surgery, the condition may persist after breast augmentation as well.
Therefore, it is important for a breast surgeon to educate the patient about such pre-existing developmental issues and limitations, and how far breast augmentation may be able to address them. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for various procedures of the breast, body, and face.
Breast Mound Asymmetries
The process of breast development might stop at any growth stage. For some women, the development of the breast mounds may stop at different growth stages, resulting in asymmetry between the two mounds. The breast surgeon may be able to use different sized implants to address this asymmetry.
While correcting breast amount asymmetries, it may also be necessary to reposition the nipples and areolas. This can be accomplished with a breast lift surgery.
Asymmetry of the Areola Complex
Sometimes asymmetries may occur between the size and position of the areolas, even if the breast mounds are symmetrical. Such high-low variations of the areolas can become particularly pronounced after breast implant surgery. Therefore, the surgeon may recommend a breast lift along with implants in such cases to correct the asymmetry.