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If your breasts are different shapes and sizes, it is referred to as congenital breast asymmetry. Although mild asymmetry is very common, substantial discrepancies can be a source of self-consciousness for many women and may be corrected surgically.

What is congenital breast asymmetry?

As young women enter adolescence, the breasts, nipples and areolas may not develop symmetrically. The differences can vary in their severity and may include a combination of the following features:

  • One breast is large and one breast is small
  • One breast droops lower than the other breast
  • There are differences in the projection, size, and position of your nipples and areolas

Beautifully balanced breasts can be yours

Correcting breast asymmetry begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Fenner. During this meeting, he will carefully assess the nature and severity of your asymmetry and discuss your aesthetic goals.

From there, he will compose a personalized surgical plan just for you. Depending on your needs, he can elevate and shape your breasts, enlarge your chest, or reduce the size of cumbersome breasts. Balance can be restored with or without implants. The procedure can be completely tailored to your unique body.

The procedure: What to expect

Dr. Fenner utilizes an array of surgical techniques when correcting breast asymmetry, depending on your anatomy and preferences. The most common surgical options include:

Breast augmentation with implants

A common surgical approach is to correct asymmetry and enhance the breasts by placing silicone or saline implants. In this case, Dr. Fenner will carefully select each implant’s size and shape to ensure a harmonious final result.

Breast reduction

If you would like to avoid having implants placed, Dr. Fenner can achieve a symmetrical chest by reducing the size of your breasts. For most women, a breast lift will be performed in conjunction with a reduction.

Breast lift

When correcting congenital asymmetry, many of our patients need to address one breast that droops lower than the other. When this occurs, Dr. Fenner can subtly elevate the sagging tissue to sculpt a perky and balanced chest.

Dr. Fenner will thoroughly review your options during your private consultation. He will talk to you about the results you can expect with each surgical approach and help you determine which one is in your best interest.

Are you a candidate?

Congenital breast asymmetry is a developmental disorder that cannot be prevented. Fortunately, it can be corrected with plastic surgery.

The breasts continue to develop for two to four years after the first menstrual period occurs. In general, they stop growing by 21 years of age. As such, you need to be over the age of 21 to be considered an ideal candidate for this procedure. In addition, you should be in good physical health and realistic about what the surgery can accomplish.

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner is an experienced plastic surgeon located in Kenilworth, IL. If you struggle with asymmetrical breasts and would like to restore a balanced and beautiful chest, we invite you to contact our office today and schedule a private consultation.

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