Treatment for breast asymmetry is usually to correct a difference
in size, shape, or nipple position, best performed on women who have
completed puberty so no further breast development is expected.
1 to 3 hours.
Mild to moderate discomfort, tightness, swelling, and decreased arm
Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks.
Visible implant rippling, loss of nipple sensation, persistent asymmetry,
implant rupture or shifting, infection, hematoma, and capsular contracture
(internal scar tissue).
Reduced size may be permanent or may increase in size with weight
gain or hormone changes. Implants may require revision within 5 to
A surgeon can increase the smaller breast with an implant, reduce
the larger breast, or use two different-sized implants. Breast asymmetry
is an individualized procedure, with various possibilities of incision
placement; around the areola, under the fold of the breast, in the
armpit, or in the navel.