Am I a suitable candidate for Breast Asymmetry Surgery?
Breast asymmetry surgery is usually to correct a difference in breast size, shape, or nipple position.
Whether you are a good candidate for this procedure is a question that can only be answered after a full consultation with your plastic or reconstructive surgeon. Determining factors are your age and health.
In general, the best candidates for breast asymmetry surgery are women who are:
- 18 years of age or older.
- Not currently pregnant or nursing.
- In good physical health.
- Psychologically stable.
- Wanting to improve their appearance.
- Realistic in their expectations.
Who is not a suitable candidate for breast asymmetry surgery?
If breasts differ from each other in less than one bra cup size, it is not thought to be in need for surgery. But if a woman does not feel comfortable or experiences some psychological problems due to this, most cosmetic surgeons would agree on correcting such breasts.
Am I of a suitable age for breast asymmetry surgery?
Ideally, you should be 18 or older. However, in some cases exceptions may be made for girls who are 16 or 17. The main rule is to wait for at least three years after beginning of menstruation.
What is my first step?
Your initial consultation with one of our expert breast asymmetry surgeons should clearly set out your expectations and whether the surgery can give you the results you desire. Your reasons for wanting breast asymmetry and your suitability for this type of procedure will be carefully discussed. Also, your medical history will be taken to ensure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have this operation.
Will I really look better and feel better after breast asymmetry surgery?
Breast asymmetry can result in:
- Improved balance in size and shape.
- Greater ease in finding clothing that fits evenly across the chest.
- Improved sense of comfort, particularly in body-conscious clothing.
What can I do to help achieve the best results?
Before choosing to have breast asymmetry surgery, ensure that you obtain as much information as is necessary to enable you to make a fully informed choice.
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions regarding preparing for surgery, including guidelines for:
- Eating and drinking.
- Taking or avoiding vitamins, supplements and medications.
How else can I prepare for this procedure?
Before your surgery, take the opportunity to ask all the questions you have about the procedure.
- Tell your surgeon about any allergies you have (to foods, drugs, environmental elements).
- Try to schedule surgery at a time other than your menstrual period.
- Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.
Find out more
Only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to understand the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of this procedure.
If you would like to find out more about breast asymmetry surgery or arrange a consultation, contact us today on 08707 606 555, or by completing our online enquiry form for an immediate response.