How Can My Breast Asymmetry Be Improved?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am wanting a breast lift and augmentation. I am 24 years old and my left breast is a cup size larger than my right. After having a baby a year ago and breast feeding for 6 months, the all around shape and liveliness has headed south. I want to get some information about a lift. I am interested I’m how much of a difference just a lift would make, is it better to do both augmentation and lift, and what is the likeliness of breast feeding if I were to have children in the future and would it bring the breast back down. Thank you

A: Breast asymmetry is always one of the most challenging of all breast reshaping surgeries to do. In interpreting your question, it sounds like you are just interested in doing something with the original larger left breast. That may be a reasonable approach if a lift can approximate the position or shape of the opposite right breast. In many cases of breast asymmetry, before or after pregnancies, it usually takes treating both breasts to get the best result. Whether this is done with implants, lifts or combinations depends on the size and shape of the initial breasts and their degree of asymmetry. Regardless of what is done, future pregnancies and breast feeding will negatively impact the surgical results that are obtained.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana