Asymmetrical breast forms and unequal breast sizes
More than half of all women have differently sized breasts and unequal breast shapes
Most women have asymmetrical breasts. Uneven sizes or different shapes of female breasts are normal from a medical point of view. The size and position of the nipples can also vary from breast to breast.
If uneven breasts are very pronounced, the optical blemish can become a psychological burden for women. If the pressure of suffering is too great for the women concerned, the adjustment of the breasts can be a solution. Very rarely, the asymmetries of the breast can be reduced with a simple breast augmentation. Various measures are necessary for optimal symmetry.
Normal sizes and shapes of the nipples are the rule. Congenital malformations can put a great deal of strain on affected patients. Malformations of the nipple that develop in the course of life can also be corrected by surgery.
Do you have questions about the correction of uneven breast shapes?
During a consultation you will be informed by PD. Dr. med. Mathias Tremp will inform you about the procedure, possible risks and the feasibility of the desired breast correction.
A detailed consultation stands at the beginning of every aesthetic intervention. Before and after pictures and bras with removable cushions are also important aids in the consultation.
Breast correction for asymmetrical breast forms and breast malformations
Many women have two different breasts. It is normal that one breast is too small or too large in relation to the others. Different sizes and shapes or even nipples can be an issue.
There are congenital or genetic malformations of the breast. About 5% of women are affected by the tubular breast.
A prerequisite for an equalizing operation on younger women is completed breast growth.
Methods in case of strong asymmetry of breast volumes
If there is a significant difference in breast volume, different implants per breast can be used to achieve symmetry.
Methods for sagging breasts
If the asymmetrical breast is simultaneously sagging, a combined surgery is an option. In this case the adjustment can be done by lifting the breast in combination with enlargement or reduction.
The lift can be carried out with a discreet hanging breast with an internal lift. If the breast is clearly sagging, the lift must be performed from the outside.
Own fat for the correction of uneven breast shapes
A very popular option is breast correction with transplanted fat. Lipofilling is a suitable alternative to breast implants. The method is an alternative for the compensation of asymmetrically shaped breasts.
Fat can be sucked out at several regions and injected into the breast. The fat is injected through special cannulas into asymmetrical areas of the treated breast.
Tubular breast deformity (proboscis or tubular breast)
The tubular breast is a growth disorder of the connective tissue. A tubular breast is caused by the fact that regions of the breast develop differently. The lower part of the breast is less developed than the upper part.
The breast appears small and shapeless. This is where the terms proboscis breast, tube breast or snoopy breast come from.
In addition, the areolas of the tubular breast are sometimes excessively large. Since the mammary gland tissue is underdeveloped, full breastfeeding is often not possible. The cause could be a genetic predisposition.
Correction of the hose chest
A tubular breast is created by the fact that regions of the breast develop differently. The breast appears small, shapeless and resembles a "tubular breast".
This congenital form of tubular breast affects approximately 5% of women. Different techniques are used depending on its characteristics. Among the most common techniques: autologous fat grafting, implants and mammary gland development. The underdeveloped glandular body is compensated with an implant.
Correction of the retracted nipple (inverted nipple)
Some women have temporarily or permanently retracted nipples. Causes of inverted nipples are usually too short mammary gland ducts or scarring.
Affected women complain of inflammation and pain. For many women, inverted nipples are also an aesthetic problem in most cases. Inverted nipples can be treated with a small operation.
Reduction and enlargement of the nipples
Some women suffer from oversized breasts since birth. An oversized nipple is also often a problem. For some women, nipple correction is an issue at the latest after breastfeeding.
A reduction and enlargement of the nipple or areola is surgically possible. The remaining scars are hardly visible.
Intervention, ability to work, risks and follow-up treatment
Depending on the surgical procedure, local or general anaesthesia is used.
After the procedure, the patient must wear a tight bra for 8 weeks. During this time, the patient should refrain from sports activities in order not to strain the new breast shape.
Depending on the extent of the operation, normal work can be resumed after 7 to 14 days. Showers are allowed after 48 hours. Physical activities are possible again after 4 weeks.
Possible risks are infections, post-bleeding, capsule contraction or unsightly scarring. A numbness exists at the beginning. However, the feeling usually returns to normal after a few months.
Depending on the extent of the breast surgery, smaller surgical corrections are often necessary in the further course of the operation.
Costs for the correction of asymmetrical breast shapes and breast malformations
The costs include all measures such as preliminary consultation, operation, anaesthesia, medication, stays and follow-up checks.
The cost of breast surgery varies depending on the duration and severity of the operation. The costs are discussed in detail beforehand.
In the case of pronounced malformations of the breast, the health insurance company may be able to cover part of the costs. The prerequisites for assuming the costs must be checked.
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