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Dr. Todd Rau often performs cosmetic breast procedures to resolve breast asymmetry in Riverside. Breast asymmetry or unevenness mostly occurs due to variation in the fat layers. The two breasts may look different in size, position, volume, or shape.
Breast asymmetry is a common occurrence. It is often caused by aging, hormonal changes, growth disorders, hormonal contraceptives, or weight changes. While asymmetrical breasts are not typically a reason for concern, they may result in low self-confidence and self-esteem issues.
In most cases, asymmetry can be corrected using a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation. The required cosmetic procedure can be chosen with the help of Dr. Rau.
Is Breast Asymmetry Correction Right for Me?
Most women above the age of eighteen who are in good overall health can undergo cosmetic breast asymmetry correction. Having realistic goals is vital. Best results are achieved when the patient is at her optimal weight.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are not advised to undergo breast asymmetry correction. Smokers must quit smoking for at least four weeks before the date of surgery, and smoking must be avoided during recovery.
Breast Asymmetry Correction Procedures
Breast asymmetry correction can be performed using three types of procedures: the breast lift, breast reduction, and breast augmentation. The right procedure for you will depend on the type of asymmetry, your age, your health condition, your expectations, and many other factors.
Breast Lift: A breast lift involves the removal of excess skin in order to reshape the breast. This process reduces breast sag and restores perkiness. The areola can also be resized and/or repositioned.
Breast Reduction: This procedure features removal of excess fat, glandular breast tissue, and/or skin from the breast. Once the procedure has been performed, the larger breast now matches the size of the smaller breast. The areola can also be resized and/or repositioned.
Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation involves placing a silicone or saline breast implant behind the breast tissues. This creates new volume in the smaller breast, allowing it to match the size of the larger breast.
Your Initial Breast Asymmetry Consultation
The first step in asymmetry correction is discussing your issues with Dr. Rau during a consultation. As part of this consultation, Dr. Rau will take photographs, measures the breasts, and discuss your complete medical history with you. Medical history includes current medications, past procedures, and any allergies.
Communicating problems and expectations clearly to the surgeon is very important, as is discussing all options. This will ensure that you have a clear picture of what’s available and what’s right for you.
What Is Recovery Like?
Recovery time is different depending on the chosen procedure and the details of the surgery. Breast lifts have the shortest downtime of all the options.
Follow Dr. Rau’s post-surgical care directions closely during the recovery and healing process. After the surgery, the breasts may be sore, swollen, or bruised. These issues will fade in time and can be addressed with cold compresses.
Patients must stay home from work for a time and avoid physically taxing activities. Wearing a surgical bra without underwire will help support the tissues while they heal.
Breast Asymmetry Correction Cost
The cost of your breast asymmetry correction procedure will be impacted by a number of factors. The procedure that has been chosen, the total surgical time, and the techniques utilized will all affect the overall price.
Find Out More
Contact the office of Dr. Todd Rau to learn more about correction of breast asymmetry for Riverside patients. To get started, schedule your consultation.