284 Queen Street East, Suite 219
Brampton, Ontario L6V 1C2
Brampton, Ontario L6V 1C2
Surgical Solutions to Help You Achieve Balanced, Symmetrical Proportions.
A slight difference in breast size is common among women. In fact, having a perfectly matched pair is unusual and most women notice some degree of variation in the size or shape of their breasts. Although this is completely normal, sometimes the discrepancy is large enough to throw off your body proportions or cause embarrassment. The positions of the nipples can also vary on each breast, creating an uneven appearance that’s hard to overlook.
If your breasts are noticeably different and make you feel self-conscious in social or intimate situations, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Catherine Haywood can help you achieve a balanced, symmetrical appearance. With a personal touch and artistic eye, she can craft the results you want with a combination of breast procedures that are right for you.
Breast asymmetry refers to an uneven breast size or shape, such as when one breast is larger than the other. Discrepancies usually occur for natural reasons and aren’t a cause for concern, but can have a negative impact on your self-esteem or body image.
Many women first notice breast asymmetry during their adolescence, as the breasts begin to grow in puberty and continue to do so for another two to four years. It is during this time that a difference in size or shape can become apparent, often due to hormonal changes that may cause one breast to grow larger than the other. If the breasts are uneven by the age of 21, they’ll probably stay that way — further changes in size or shape are unlikely after this time.
Breast asymmetry can also be caused by certain medical conditions, such as juvenile hypertrophy and hypoplasia. Women with juvenile hypertrophy experience rapid breast growth during puberty, which can occur in one or both breasts. In contrast, hypoplasia is an underdevelopment of the breasts, which can result in a small or uneven appearance.
Other causes of breast asymmetry may include breastfeeding, hormonal changes during pregnancy and trauma. Regardless of the cause, Dr. Haywood can surgically correct an uneven breast size or shape to provide a significant improvement in your body’s proportions.
No two women’s breasts are the same, so breast asymmetry surgeries are highly personalized procedures tailored to your unique needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. Haywood will work with you to determine which approach will help you achieve shapely, balanced breasts that complement your natural figure. Your breast asymmetry correction may include a breast lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction, or a combination of these procedures. Learn more about these surgeries and how they can help to improve the size and shape of your breasts below.
Your surgical plan can include any combination of these procedures, including augmentation of one breast and reduction of the other, and may incorporate nipple and areola repositioning to correct variations caused by uneven breast size, sagging and other factors. Cosmetic surgeries can also correct tuberous breasts, a breast anomaly akin to breast asymmetry. Tuberous breasts occur when the base of the breast is constricted, creating a tube-like appearance instead of a typical cone shape. Our goal is to select the right combination of procedures to sculpt breasts that are similar in size and shape and complement your frame, no matter why your breasts may appear uneven or mismatched.
If you’re concerned about a lopsided or uneven breast appearance, then corrective breast surgery may be right for you. Your procedure will be highly customized and tailored to your unique concerns, but most surgeons prefer not to perform breast surgeries on patients younger than 18 years of age. In any case, surgery within the first two years of the onset of menstruation is also not recommended, unless a significant difference in the size or shape of the breasts has become a source of emotional distress.
Good candidates for breast asymmetry correction are those who:
To determine if you’re a good candidate for breast correction surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Haywood. As a highly experienced plastic surgeon, she’ll recommend the right procedures for meeting your goals and develop a surgical plan just for you, so you can be sure that you’ll achieve the balanced contours you’ve always wanted.
Your recovery time will vary depending on which corrective procedure you choose, but most patients need at least four to six weeks to fully recover from breast surgery. Regardless of the procedure performed, you can expect some bruising, swelling and soreness in the days following your surgery. These side effects are normal and will subside over time, but Dr. Haywood may recommend that you wear compression garments or a support bra to help with the healing process.
To ensure a smooth recovery, Dr. Haywood will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and schedule regular follow-up appointments to check on your progress. You can call our office with any questions or concerns you may have in the meantime, but you will also have access to home care services to assist with changing dressings or anything else that comes up and Dr. Haywood is not available. Our goal is to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery process so you can get back to your busy lifestyle as soon as possible.
Your individual results will depend on which surgeries were performed to achieve your goals, but you can expect a balanced, proportional breast appearance after your procedure. If you underwent a breast augmentation, your breasts will also look fuller and rounder, with pleasing contours that enhance your natural curves. Patients that opt for a breast reduction will have smaller breasts that provide relief from previous pain or discomfort. Breast lift surgery will raise the breasts to a more youthful position, and this procedure is often combined with implants or a reduction to ensure natural-looking results.
No matter which procedure (or combination of procedures) you have performed, it can take some time for your final results to develop as your breasts settle into their new size, shape or position. As your body heals, your incisions will also begin to fade and become less noticeable. To minimize scarring, we strongly suggest using scar pads and Vivier Scar Gel, which we sell in-office to soften the appearance of incision lines and ensure an optimal result.
Breast correction surgery is a highly individualized process, so a consultation with Dr. Haywood will be needed to determine the overall cost of your procedure. The price will vary depending on which surgeries are performed to achieve your desired results, but we can provide an estimate of the techniques typically used to correct breast asymmetry to help you plan for your procedure. Keep in mind that these costs won’t necessarily reflect your own surgical plan, and your final expenses may differ from what’s shown below.
We understand the toll that uneven breasts can take on your confidence and self-esteem. If you’re in the Brampton, Mississauga or greater Toronto area and considering breast surgery to correct an asymmetrical appearance, then board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Catherine Haywood can help. She has years of experience in helping patients look and feel their best and can help you achieve the proportional look you want. To schedule a consultation, contact us or call us today at 905-451-2285.