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Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast Asymmetry is a condition where one breast is larger or shaped differently than the other. A small amount of asymmetry is common. Most causes are not severe and may be congenital but are often of no significance. However major asymmetric differences often justify corrective surgery.

There are two main options for correcting asymmetry. Breast augmentation treatment can be performed on the smaller breast, increasing its tissue size and making it similar to the other. If an increase in size of both is desired, then both sides can be augmented using different sized implants.

The other option is to use expander augmentation. Expander augmentation is a safe technique often used in women with breast asymmetry, to increase the size of the smaller breast. Normally, the expander is left in for about a year or so before a second operation is performed to remove it and replace it with a permanent silicone implant. This method has the advantage that an accurate size match between your two breasts can often be achieved. The silicone implant that replaces the saline expander has a softer, more natural feel, which is why many women choose to have the expander replaced. Alternatively, the valve can be removed and the expander can be left in place, acting as a permanent implant, without having to be replaced

As an alternative, breast reduction can be performed to reduce the larger of the two breasts to match the smaller breast. This involves removal of the excess breast tissue. Either procedure results in breasts that are more similar in size.

Correcting breast asymmetry has not only helped women improve their appearance, but it can also provide a boost to self-esteem and confidence. They can often carried out following cancer treatment or having a mammogram. There are also cases of people suffering from scoliosis having breast asymmetry surgery.

The choice of which procedure to undergo to correct breast asymmetry is something your surgeon will discuss with you during your initial consultation. This, as well as other issues, will be covered.

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Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

1 - 3 hours

SURGERY TIME

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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1 - 2 Nights

HOSPITAL STAY

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

No

ANAESTHETIC ASSESSMENT

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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Possibly

PRE ADMISSION TESTS

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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Sleeping on back recommended for 4 weeks.

SLEEPING POSITION

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

1 day

REASONABLY MOBILE

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

Shower after 1 day. Bath after 2 weeks.

WASHING

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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3 weeks

DRIVING

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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8 weeks

EXERCISE INCLUDING GYM

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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Restricted activity after 4 weeks

SEXUAL ACTIVITY

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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8 weeks

FULL RECOVERY

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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2 weeks

TIME OFF WORK

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

Sports bra worn for 8 weeks. Wired bra after 2 months.

BRAS & GARMENTS

Deciding to balance the size or shape of your breasts is a very personal matter, and ultimately only you can decide if it is right for you. Mr Banwell is a very experienced surgeon with a global reputation and he can provide you with relevant advice that can assist your decision.

Breast surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic, given by an anaesthetist, in a first class hospital, so you are assured of the highest standard of care.

The method used to balance your breast size or shape will depend on your chest size and shape, as well as Mr Banwell’s recommendations and your desires. Every effort will be made to assure that any incisions are placed so resulting scars will be as small as possible.

All sutures used in the surgery are absorbable, and so will not require removal.

Depending on the type of procedure you have most patients go home the day following surgery. You will wear a sports bra with surgical over the incisions for 8 weeks after surgery.

At home you will need someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours. When you are discharged you will be given prescriptions for antibiotics and for pain medication to minimise your discomfort. You should take only the pain medication prescribed, and eat before you take it or it might upset your stomach.
Eat lightly for 3 to 4 days after surgery and then resume your normal diet. Make sure you get plenty of fluids.
If you experience any problems after surgery, contact Mr Banwell’s team or the hospital immediately. This is especially important if your temperature is elevated.

Yes! Mr Banwell and his team will ensure you are seen in the hospital dressing clinic 1 week after surgery. My Banwell will usually see you personally at 2 weeks.

You will learn about scar management and how to massage and have your post-operative breast care reinforced.

Follow-up visits will be required, and Mr Banwell will discuss this with you.

The care was excellent both pre and post operatively. During my stay at the hospital I knew exactly what to expect and when, which was most reassuring. The outcome is exactly as I’d have hoped. My eyes look less heavy and it’s as if they have more space to open! I’d never heard of the procedure before seeing Mr Banwell but I knew that something needed doing, and I’m absolutely delighted with the results.


Janet T.

Mr Banwell gave all the facts about the operations (positives and negatives). The results and thorough aftercare exceeded my expectations. You can feel confident to put your trust in Mr Banwell’s professional and thorough approach to doing what is right for you. I was very happy with the whole experience. Thank you!


Paula G.

Mr Banwell explained the details of my procedures in a professional and sensitive manner. He took the time to put me at ease and answer all my questions in a way that I could understand. Each step of my treatment from the initial consultation through to its conclusion was supported by professional who with their support enables me to have an extremely smooth journey through my procedures. For the first time in my adult life I am happy in my own skin. I would recommend Mr Banwell to anyone who has been thinking of cosmetic surgery in a heartbeat. Through his skill and understanding of the female body, he carries out his profession with the utmost care and consideration.


Susan G.

From initial consultation right through to arrival for surgery and the subsequent aftercare, I have found the level of courtesy, understanding and professionalism of yourself and your team (both medical and administrative) to have been exemplary. So please accept my heartfelt thanks for accepting me as a patient and for your surgical expertise which has made such a positive difference in so many aspects of my life.


Christina C.

I would have no hesitation recommending Mr Banwell.

I consider myself blessed when I came across you Mr Banwell. You performed my operation almost a year ago which I am pleased to say was a GREAT success. I am more than pleased with the results, my whole shape is so much more defined and I love it. From the first time I met you at my initial consultation, you put me at ease immediately and never pressured me at any point to undertake the operation, you also never tired of my questions and you offered me only professional sound guidance and advice. You as a surgeon I have found to be completely transparent, knowledgeable, educated beyond most surgeons (that I came across) and totally professional, your skills and attention to detail are second to none.


Susan C.

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