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CORRECTION OF BREAST
SYMMETRY In Phoenix AZ

Breast Asymmetry Surgery In Phoenix, AZ 

Breast asymmetry occurs when a woman’s breasts differ significantly in size. While minor differences are normal, noticeable mismatches can cause self-consciousness and difficulties with clothing fit. Some women may feel anxious about wearing swimsuits or exposing their breasts, and severe cases can be disfiguring. Dr. Jude LaBarbera offers a procedure to correct breast asymmetry, helping women in Phoenix and surrounding areas achieve uniform breast size and shape.

Breast asymmetry can be addressed through various methods, depending on the patient’s body type, aesthetic goals, and anatomy. Solutions may include reducing the size of the larger breast, augmenting one or both breasts with implants, or performing a lift to reshape and reposition the breasts. Dr. LaBarbera works closely with his patients to achieve their desired results, helping them feel confident about their appearance. If you or someone you know has significant breast asymmetry, contact Dr. Jude LaBarbera and his team to discuss available options.

CAUSES OF BREAST ASYMMETRY

There are various causes of breast asymmetry, including:

  • Uneven breast development during adolescence
  • Weight changes
  • Virginal hypertrophy, where one breast grows excessively in a teenager or young adult
  • Uneven shrinkage due to aging or medical conditions
  • Mastectomy for breast cancer treatment
  • Mastitis, often caused by breastfeeding
  • Poor outcomes from previous augmentation procedures

Dr. LaBarbera offers solutions to address these issues, helping patients achieve balanced and aesthetically pleasing results.

CANDIDATES OF BREAST ASYMMETRY SURGERY

Breast asymmetry correction is a highly individualized procedure that may not be suitable for everyone. During your initial consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, your suitability for the surgery will be assessed. Generally, good candidates for this procedure include those who:

  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Experience a significant mismatch in breast shape or size
  • Have one breast positioned lower than the other
  • Are in good physical health
  • Maintain realistic expectations about the outcomes

Dr. LaBarbera will work closely with you to determine the best approach for achieving your desired results.

AFTER SURGERY

Correction of breast asymmetry is typically performed as an outpatient procedure at Dr. LaBarbera’s clinic. For the first two days following the surgery, patients are advised to rest at home. The surgeon provides a comfortable surgical bra with adjustable straps, along with pain medication and other necessary recovery supplies. Most patients feel well enough to move around after a few days, but heavy lifting, exercise, and strenuous activities should be avoided for the first three weeks. It’s normal for patients to experience increased fatigue during the first week and some soreness by the end of each day.

Due to the nature of breast asymmetry surgery, incisions are required, resulting in some scarring. Dr. LaBarbera employs surgical techniques aimed at achieving the desired results while minimizing scarring. He also offers a follow-up scar treatment program to further reduce the visibility of any scars. Around 4-8 weeks post-surgery, patients may notice small, lumpy areas where internal sutures are located, but these lumps will disappear as the sutures are absorbed. Full recovery is typically expected within approximately two months.

FEATURED PATIENT GALLERIES

Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera

Dr. LaBarbera tailors the surgical technique for breast asymmetry correction based on the severity of the condition. Often, this involves breast augmentation with implants in one or both breasts to achieve balance. The surgeon takes into account factors such as breast shape, nipple position, breast density, and the contours of the rib cage to ensure the most natural-looking symmetry.

Each procedure is customized to the patient’s unique needs. For those with significant asymmetry, Dr. LaBarbera might perform an augmentation on the smaller breast and a reduction on the larger one. If asymmetry results from shrinkage, a combination of breast augmentation and lift can provide optimal outcomes. In other cases, varying sizes of implants may be used to correct the asymmetry effectively.

All these options will be thoroughly discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Jude LaBarbera. This appointment allows the surgeon to gather essential details about your asymmetry and explain the different treatment options available. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions and share your expectations with Dr. LaBarbera, ensuring a clear understanding of your goals.

PLANNING YOUR BREAST SYMMETRY SURGERY

Preparing for surgery in advance is essential to facilitate a smooth recovery process. The cost of breast asymmetry correction can vary greatly among patients, influenced by the severity of the asymmetry and the specific treatment options required. During your consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, be sure to inquire about all aspects of the procedure, including costs and any other concerns you may have. This will ensure you have a clear understanding before moving forward.

AVERAGE COST

Varies

PROCEDURE TIME

1 – 3 Hours

RECOVERY TIME

1 – 2 Weeks

INSURANCE

Not Covered

BREAST ASYMMETRY CORRECTION FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The permanency of breast asymmetry correction surgery may vary widely depending on the treatment options used. In some cases, future changes in your breasts may necessitate follow-up surgery to maintain breast symmetry. It may also be necessary to replace breast implants at some point in time. This is not a major concern though because implants typically last for over 15 years.
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.

If you suffer from breast asymmetry, there may be alternative options to cosmetic surgery. These may include wearing padded bras, accepting the way you are, and other conventional approaches. Surgery is only ideal if you are very uncomfortable with your mismatch, and harbor realistic expectations.

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Phoenix has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs.