Introduction to Breast Asymmetry Correction
Although all women have some degree of breast asymmetry, if you find it is getting in the way of your clothing choices or wellbeing, breast asymmetry surgery may be the right solution for you. There are many treatments available to correct asymmetry and for this reason, we like to sit down with you before you make a decision so we can discuss all your options in more detail.
Who is suitable?
Many of our patients come to us because they are unhappy with the significant difference in the size and/or shape of their breasts. Some are unhappy about the shape or size of their breasts and would like corrective surgery to achieve greater symmetry. Complete symmetry is usually impossible to achieve but we often find that patients are very pleased with their results after this surgery.
The procedure and risks
The procedure depends on your chosen course of treatment however most breast asymmetry surgeries require a 2-night hospital stay.
Breast enlargement involves selecting implants to boost your cup size (read more about the procedure here), breast reduction involves the removal of tissue and breast uplift involves repositioning the nipples and moulding the breast into a new shape whilst removing excess skin. These procedures all require a hospital stay and carry their own risks. Visit the individual procedure pages or book a free consultation to find out more.
Aftercare and guarantee
As your wellbeing is our number one priority, we offer a comprehensive and personalised aftercare package all included in your treatment.
After you are discharged, will we give you post-operative care instructions and you will have 24-hour access to trained staff who will be on hand to advise you should you have any questions or concerns.
After the surgery, we will arrange appointments for follow-up examinations with your surgeon to monitor your progress and check that you are recovering well.
2 weeks after surgery, one of our trained staff will see you and check your wounds. Your surgeon will see you after 6 weeks for a follow up and if necessary, again after that until you are fully recovered. These follow ups are standard and will be provided at no extra cost.
In the unlikely event of a problem, we will make arrangements for you to be seen by trained staff and (if needed), by the surgeon who performed the procedure. As all our surgeons live and work in the local area, it is possible to see your surgeon at relatively short notice. Our surgeons don’t leave the country or the local area after performing the surgery. If, on a rare occasion, a surgeon leaves the local area for other commitments, we will ensure that there will always be another trained plastic surgeon from our team available to provide you with comprehensive care.
In the unlikely event of a complication directly related to your surgery, we will provide or arrange further surgery and/or treatment at no extra cost for up to 1 year.
Our Guarantee for breast augmentation patients
In the unlikely event of a complication directly related to your breast enlargement surgery we will provide or arrange further surgery and/or treatment (if needed) at no extra cost for up to 1 year.
Will I have scars?
The scars depend on the nature and extent of your surgery. See individual procedure details.
What is the recovery period?
The recovery period is usually 3-4 weeks but will vary depending on your chosen course of treatment.
When can I drive a car?
We recommend you avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for at least 2 weeks after most surgeries but again this depends on your procedure.
When can I go back to work?
It depends on your work but most people find they can go back to work any time between 2 to 3 weeks after breast surgery however this number depends on your particular case.
When can I exercise?
Upper body exercises can be usually be gradually started after 6 weeks, while gentle lower body exercises (e.g. a relaxed walk) are recommended as soon as you are comfortable. However, please ask your surgeon for an exact estimation.
Can I breast feed?
This depends on your choice of treatment, however this is something your surgeon will be happy to discuss with you.