Breast asymmetry


This where the two breasts differ, both in shape and volume. This unsightly asymmetry, which may be either congenital or acquired, often imposes a psychological burden on women.

To correct this asymmetry of the breasts, your surgeon will sometimes resort to breast implants of different sizes in order to match the chest; and sometimes he will resort to breast reduction in order to equalize the curve and volume of your chest.

Often, your surgeon will employ different techniques in conjunction, in order to render your breasts symmetrical:

installation of breast implants, breast reduction and mastopexy, i.e. correction of ptosis (sagging, ageing) and the shape of the breast.

 

HOW DOES THE INTERVENTION GO?


It goes without saying that this type of aesthetic procedure is extremely personalized and must be discussed with your surgeon. One thing is certain, though: your procedure will be carried out under general anaesthesia in outpatient hospital surgery. Everything else, including the duration of the procedure, the scars, the duration of the resulting temporary disability and the time required to obtain the final result, depends on both the result desired and the techniques suggested by your surgeon.

Tout le reste, à savoir la durée de l’intervention, les cicatrices, la durée de l’invalidité et le temps nécessaire à l’obtention du résultat définitif dépendra du résultat voulu et des techniques envisagées par votre chirurgien.

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POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS


Every surgical procedure can involve a certain amount of risk and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his or her duty to reduce the rate of occurrence by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as bleeding, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This website has been written to complement the information received during consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a consultation with a specialist; it may answer some questions or raise others. Each patient will receive complete and detailed information in relation to his or her own medical status and the intervention of his or her choice. For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the official website of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery: www.rbsps.org

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