CORRECTION OF BREAST SYMMETRY SCOTTSDALE
Breast Shape Correction in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale & Gilbert & Surrounding AZ Cities
Dr. LaBarbera works closely with this patients to attain each individual’s desired results, and help women feel confident about their breasts. If you or a relative suffers from a significant mismatch in breast shape/size, contact Dr. Jude LaBarbera and his team to discuss options.
Causes of Breast Asymmetry
There are many different causes of breast asymmetry. Some of the most common ones are:
- Uneven breast development during adolescence
- Loss or gain of weight
- Virginal hypertrophy – this is the extreme development of one breast in a teenager or young adult
- Non-uniform shrinkage as a result of aging
- Uneven shrinkage as a result of a medical condition
- Mastectomy (when treating breast cancer)
- Mastitis – this is breast infection usually caused by breastfeeding
- Poor results from a previous augmentation procedure
Candidates of Breast Asymmetry Surgery
Breast asymmetry correction is a highly personalized procedure and may not be ideal for everyone. During your first consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, a decision will be made regarding your suitability for this type of corrective surgery.
Generally, you may be a good candidate if:
- You have fully developed breasts
- You have a significant mismatch in breast shape or size
- One of your breasts is lower than the other
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
Since breast asymmetry surgery requires incisions, scars are inevitable. Dr. LaBarbera pursues surgical techniques that accomplish the desired results while at the same time minimizing scarring. He also has a follow-up scar treatment program to help minimize the appearance of any scars. About 4-8 weeks after the surgery, the breasts will have a small lumpy area where the internal sutures are located. Any such lump will go away after the sutures are absorbed. Patients can expect full recovery in about 2 months.
Dr. LaBarbera individualizes every procedure to meet the unique needs of each patient. Patients who have a severe asymmetry may receive an augmentation in the smaller breast and a reduction procedure in the larger breast. For patients who have asymmetry as a result of shrinkage, breast augmentation with lift may help achieve optimal results. For other patients, Dr. LaBarbera will use different sized implants for correction of breast asymmetry.
Planning your Breast Symmetry surgery
It’s important for patients to prepare ahead for the surgery. This helps to make sure that things go smooth during the recovery process. The cost of breast asymmetry surgery will vary widely from one patient to the other – depending on the severity of the issue, and the treatment options that need to be applied. Make sure to ask all the questions related to the cost of the procedure and other concerns during your consultation visit with Dr. LaBarbera.
Breast Asymmetry Correction FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the results permanent?
Generally, though, surgeons recommend that you wait till after breast development, childbearing and breastfeeding before you can have breast asymmetry correction surgery. Make sure to ask any individual questions that you may have to Dr. LaBarbera or his staff.
Are there any alternatives to surgery?
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