The body is rarely symmetrical, but sometimes a feature is significantly unbalanced. When one breast is noticeably larger than another, it can cause self-consciousness and distress. Finding a bra or swimming costume to fit is a major challenge and in some cases, asymmetry may result in physical symptoms, such as backache.
In addition some women’s breast development does not result in a rounded shape, developing in a more tubular shape (termed tubular breasts). This again can cause self-consciousness and distress.
Correction of breast asymmetry and tubular breasts can involve surgery on one or both breasts. It can include breast reduction, breast augmentation and the realignment of nipples. The aim is to create a natural, balanced appearance.
In the consultation, we will discuss your desired outcome and I will recommend the best options for achieving it.
A key outcome of our consultation is that I understand your expectations and you understand the risks.
Our consultation will establish the aims of your surgery: what it can and what it can’t achieve.
We will then discuss what will happen before, during and after your operation, what you will experience and the impact on your daily life during the recovery period.
I will describe the effects of surgery including some of the unavoidable consequences, such as the scar and areas which may become numb. I will illustrate these with photos and provide written information.
I will explain the risks of surgery such as bleeding, infection and wound healing problems and how to mitigate against them. I will also advise you about the risks from the anaesthetic such as a DVT (venous blood clot in the legs) and how we reduce these risks.
The consultation is a bespoke interaction between us to help you reach a considered and informed decision.