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Breast Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry is a developmental abnormality of the breasts and can be very distressing in the teenage years. Surgery needs to be carefully tailored to the individual and usually involves treatment to both breasts with a combination of enlargement with implants and adjustment of the skin envelope with repositioning of the nipple. In most cases this is carried out in a single operation but sometimes a second procedure is required.

Before & after Gallery

This 19 yr old had a B cup right breast and DD cup left breast. She was treated by Mr Floyd with a left breast reduction, bilateral augmentation with 240cc round cohesive gel implants and a circumareolar lift of the right nipple.

A 16 yr old with a C cup right breast and E cup left breast. David Floyd treated the left breast with a simple reduction. The second image was taken 5 months after surgery.

A 21 yr old with a D cup right breast and B cup left breast. Mr Floyd treated her with bilateral 170cc round cohesive gel implants, a right vertical scar reduction and a left vertical scar uplift to elevate the nipple.

(Please note that all images are original and un-modified and consent has been kindly given for their use.)

Breast asymmetry – what you need to know

Length of surgery 2-3 hours
Anaesthesia General anaesthetic
Overnight or day case Overnight and always performed in a hospital operating theatre
Frequent Complications Bruising, swelling, change in nipple sensation, temporary numbness
Infrequent Complications Infection, delayed wound healing, bleeding(haematoma), asymmetry, poor scarring
Recovery 5-10 days before socialising with friends and family
7-10 days off work
1st dressing at 1 week
driving 2 weeks
return to the gym 6 weeks
travel abroad 3 weeks
Follow-up 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months