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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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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.

Just to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for all the wonderful help and support you have given me over the last 1 ½ years. You have given me back my confidence thank you.


Jan G.

…thank you so much for your fantastic caring and positive attitude.

I am delighted to say that everything has settled down very well and my upper lids are looking extremely good. I would like to thank you for the tremendous care you have taken with me over the past 15 months.


Rosemary F.

My whole experience was made comfortable by warm, friendly and welcoming nursing staff. Mr Banwell has a lovely bedside manner and was more than happy to discuss my worried however strange. At 37 years of age and after 4 children I never thought I would have the tummy of an 18 year old again, Mr Banwell is a very clever man.


Sara A.

I decided to have treatment with Mr Banwell due to recommendations from other healthcare professionals and knowledge of his surgical skills. My expectations were for reduced ptosis and fuller breasts, my expectations were exceeded. Mr Banwell provided me with honest and realistic expectations for my clinical outcome. I found it a very positive experience. I was originally very apprehensive about undertaking a cosmetic procedure and questioned the need for proceeding, but following my breast augmentation I have much more self confidence and I realise that I’d underestimated how much the ptosis had been getting to me. The outcome has been fantastic! Thank you.


Sharon B.

I was very happy with the care I got from Mr Banwell, his team and the staff at the McIndoe Surgical Centre. Mr Banwell and his team were extremely friendly and quick to meet my needs at all times. The team were very professional and always made me feel at ease and welcome at all my consultations and throughout my stay at the surgical centre. The outcome of my surgery is amazing! I am extremely happy with the results I got; it turned out better than I thought. The surgery has really helped my confidence and way of life and I am very grateful for that. Mr Banwell is a fantastic surgeon with a very friendly and professional approach, which is wonderful. I would definitely, without hesitation, recommend Mr Banwell and his team to others considering cosmetic surgery.


Hannah G.

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