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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
At a Glance

Possibly

PRE ADMISSION TESTS

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

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
At a Glance

3 weeks

DRIVING

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

8 weeks

EXERCISE INCLUDING GYM

Breast Asymmetry Correction
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Restricted activity after 4 weeks

SEXUAL ACTIVITY

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

8 weeks

FULL RECOVERY

Breast Asymmetry Correction
At a Glance

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.

I realised initially that surgery was my only option. Initially hesitant about surgery I accepted Mr Banwell’s advice and counselling. I am impressed with his expertise surgically combined with his caring attitude to patients like me. I would recommend him highly without any hesitation. He inspires confidence.


Michael S.

I am delighted!! Mr Banwell listened to what I wanted and now I have fuller breast that don’t look false!  I would highly recommend him and his team to everyone.  They are all very friendly and the care I received before, during and after was excellent and very professional. Many thanks to you all.


Gemma C.

The consultation was conducted quickly, professionally but Mr Banwell also made me feel as if any question I may have wouldn’t not be too small or insignificant for him to take the time to answer. He left me feeling fully informed with both the pros and cons of any form of elective surgery but also that my worries were normal and that he would be able to assist me with my desired outcomes. His team were caring and professional making me feel that they were actually interested and were able to accommodate my dates when making the initial consultation booking. Prompt returning of calls, flexibility in booking of appointments friendliness, informative, caring and professional from the initial telephone call, the surgery, follow up appointments right through to my final appointment made me feel that my care, personal views and worries were important to them at all times. You can trust him to always be honest with you about the possible problems and outcomes. Overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team? Amazing! I just wish I’d not waited so many years to have this procedure done; I have my life back and it’s amazing to be able to walk into any shop and buy clothes that fit in my actual size and not 5 dress sizes larger just to fit my bust in. With the Upper Blepharoplasty everyone in my family says that I now look so much brighter and not tired, others I meet just tell me I look really great and ask if I’ve just had a holiday. Mr Banwell Thank You for all that you did for me.


Anne G.

During the time I have been in the care of Paul and the team I have been treated extremely well and very professionally, I could not have asked for better care. Paul was extremely caring and considerate throughout this time and has put me at ease during any procedures that I have had carried out. I trust his judgement completely and recommended Paul to a close family member who had a similar problem.


Frances W.

The surgery is very neat with minimal scarring.

Mr Banwell provides an excellent service in pre-operation information, as well as total expertise and attention to detail in surgery. He was very informative and helpful after care.  I received excellent and sympathetic nursing care and anaesthetist. Mr Banwell has a very helpful practice manager and assistant.  My eyes have regained an ‘openness’ similar to my younger years. I no longer look tired.  I would highly recommend Mr Banwell to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.


Victoria B.

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