Procedure: Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Michael Cohen
After Photos: 9 months post-op
This patient had been deeply unhappy with her breasts since she was a young teen. From the start, her breasts developed with severe asymmetry; her right breast was a C cup and her left breast was a Double D cup. She came to me seeking corrective breast surgery to achieve a more even appearance that looked natural and pretty.
I performed a Breast Augmentation, using a 125cc silicone implant, on her right breast and a Breast Lift (with no implant) on her left breast. She is thrilled with her results and now wears a size 36C bra, ideal for her overall body shape.
Breast asymmetry is common. In fact, almost all women have some degree of asymmetry. However, those with severe breast size discrepancies can find bras and swimsuit shopping nearly impossible and can suffer extreme embarrassment. Before corrective surgery, many of these patients report:
- Wearing oversize clothing to hide their breasts
- Avoiding pools and the beach and pools, to avoid bathing suites
- Feeling uncomfortable in intimate situations
Correcting breast asymmetry begins with an in-depth assessment of the patient’s anatomy (body proportions, breast tissue, skin quality), medical history, lifestyle concerns, and desired outcome. Then, we discuss all procedural options and develop a surgical plan that meets her needs and goals. Because it is important to have realistic expectations about your achievable results, we use our innovative VECTRA® 3-D imaging system to show you what your potential results may look like.
Recovery is usually about 1 week, with no heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks. I recommend patients wear a supportive sports bra for the first 4-6 weeks. Discomfort is usually easily controlled with muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory medications.