Does Asymmetry Affect Breast Augmentation Results?

Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein

Many women who come to me for breast augmentation here in Birmingham, Alabama, are bothered by breast asymmetry. Some worry about whether unevenness between their breasts will affect the outcome of their augmentation surgery. The truth is actually the opposite.

Breast Surgery Can Improve Balance

Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures can actually make the breasts more symmetrical. Surgeons often use implants of different sizes for each breast to account for inconsistencies in the patient’s natural breast size. Breast lift surgery can also make the breasts more proportional and improve nipple position. (I discuss other reasons people seek plastic surgery in a separate blog post.)

Nature Is Not Perfectly Symmetrical

Surgery can vastly improve breast symmetry, but it is important to keep in mind that no cosmetic procedure will yield perfectly symmetrical results. The human body is not perfectly symmetrical, though. Our ears have different shapes and may sit at different heights. Our hands don’t look exactly the same. And our breasts have unequal size and shape. Small asymmetries are natural-looking and often offer the most attractive, rewarding results. Look through my online gallery of breast augmentation and breast lift before & after photos to see how beautiful breasts of similar–yet not identical–sizes and shapes can be.

If you would like to learn more about breast enhancement, contact us using our online form or call 205-286-9207 or 1-866-MSBMD77.

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