Breast Asymmetry Correction by Boston Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Bartlett
Breast asymmetry is a special and unusual condition when a woman’s breasts are significantly different in size. While minor size differences are normal, some women have a one or two cup size difference between their breasts, preventing them from wearing swimsuits or certain types of clothing. This condition can have a negative effect on self esteem, particularly in younger individuals.
Boston cosmetic surgeon Richard A. Bartlett, M.D. has had significant experience with the correction of breast asymmetry because of his work at Children’s Hospital, especially within the adolescent unit. Breast asymmetry is treated in a variety of ways depending on the individual patient’s anatomy, physique, and aesthetic goals. The solution might be as simple as reducing the larger breast with breast reduction, or it might be as complex as augmenting both breasts with different size implants and performing a reshaping breast lift on both sides. Dr. Bartlett appreciates the sensitive nature of such issues, particularly in younger patients.
During your consultation with Dr. Bartlett, you will discuss the specific issues you want to correct with breast asymmetry. Dr. Bartlett will check your medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine if you are a good candidate for a breast asymmetry correction procedure.
After taking the measurements of the area, Dr. Bartlett will design the appropriate treatment plan for you. You will have to prepare for the procedure by following a certain diet and avoiding smoking, drinking, or taking certain medications.
The Breast Asymmetry Correction Procedure
Breast asymmetry correction usually lasts two to four hours. Local anesthesia will be administered before the procedure. Depending on the treatment plan, the patient might undergo a breast augmentation, a breast lift, a breast reduction, or other breast procedures. Treatment might involve a combination of breast surgeries.
Incisions will be made according to the exact changes needed. These incisions will be closed at the end of the surgery using sutures.
Healing and Recovery
After breast asymmetry correction surgery, the patient might have to stay in the hospital for two to three days. A health care professional is also recommended to take care of the patient for a time. This gives the patient a worry-free recovery process. The first few days might involve temporary pain and discomfort.
Physical activities, especially those involving physical contact with the breasts, must be avoided for the first few weeks of recovery. Follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor the recovery process and assess the results.
The Cost of Breast Asymmetry Correction
The cost of the procedure can vary depending on the price of the facility, anesthesia fees, and the exact techniques used. Total surgical time may also affect overall cost. Do not hesitate to inquire if your health insurance coverage includes asymmetrical breast correction.
If you or a relative suffers from significant breast asymmetry which is affecting your lifestyle, please contact our office to schedule a confidential consultation with Boston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard Bartlett.
The consultation was very throughout, we felt very comfortable and my kid could ask all his questions with ease. The administrative personnel were extremely helpful as this is a new procedure and we need to learn how to navigate the health insurance system*
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