How Can a Breast Reduction Help Correct Breast Asymmetry?

depositphotos_54783779_original-compressorMany New Jersey women who are seeking a breast procedure are doing so to fix natural problems with their breasts. Such is often the case with New Jersey women who have asymmetrical breasts. Asymmetrical breasts can be embarrassing and make it difficult to find bras, bathing suits, and clothing that fit properly. But, not all New Jersey women want their smaller breast to go bigger. In fact, some women opt to have a breast reduction of their larger breast, so that it matches their naturally smaller breast. Read on to learn more about breast reduction for asymmetrical breasts.

What is a Breast Reduction Procedure?

A breast reduction procedure is when a plastic surgeon like New Jersey board certified Dr. Comizio removes skin and tissue in the breast to make it smaller. Breast reductions are often done when women have naturally large breasts that are painful and make it difficult to participate in active lifestyles. A breast reduction surgery may also be called for when a woman has asymmetrical breasts, as the larger breast can be reduced and/or reshaped to match the smaller one.

What Are the Types of Breast Reduction Surgeries?

There are many different ways to perform breast reduction surgeries, but the most common types are:

  • Vertical Breast Reduction – Dubbed the “lollipop scar,” this procedure is ideal for patients who have modestly enlarged breasts with good skin quality.
  • Liposuction – If your breasts are only mildly asymmetrical, then liposuction of the larger breast might be the best option for you.
  • Anchor Scar – This is the most common type of breast reduction procedure because it not only reduces but shapes and lifts. The procedure is named after the shape of the scar which is the same as the lollipop plus a scar under the breast in the crease.

Why Would I Get a Breast Reduction Instead of Implants?

There are several reasons why a New Jersey woman with asymmetrical breasts would choose a breast reduction over a breast implant, including:

  • Already having a “smaller” breast that is of the woman’s ideal or preferred size;
  • Having back, neck and shoulder pain from the larger breast, and not wanting to duplicate that pain on the other side;
  • Not wanting to replace the breast implant overtime, as breast implants typically need to be replaced in a woman’s lifetime; and
  • Not wanting the extra attention of larger breasts.

I’m Interested in Learning More About Breast Reduction for Asymmetrical Breasts. What Do I Do Next?

If you have asymmetrical breasts, and you are ready to do something about it, we recommend that you contact New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Comizio today at (973) 775-9248. During your consultation, Dr. Comizio will perform a complete examination of your breasts, and will help you come up with a treatment plan individualized to your unique needs, including what type of breast reduction technique to use.

Dr. Comizio has helped hundreds of patients with breast reductions, and she is here to help you, too. Don’t delay. Call Dr. Comizio for your consultation today.