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Unilateral Hypoplasia – Breast Asymmetry – Boston

Published on November 6, 2014

Unilateral HypoplasiaUnilateral hypoplasia is a condition that is characterized by having two breasts of varying size and shape. Congenital asymmetry is a type of condition where the asymmetry has been developing since birth. Differently sized breasts can be problematic for women who may struggle to find appropriately fitting clothes or may have issues with their self-image.

Treatment for unilateral hypoplasia varies from person to person but typically involves breast augmentation. The correction of a smaller breast requires the use of a tissue expander before any prosthesis can be surgically implanted.

Before the procedure, saline will slowly be added to the expander that has been inserted under the skin. The skin will gradually stretch to accommodate the expander. Consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Richard Bartlett if you have questions about unilateral hypoplasia.

Contact us at our office in Boston to schedule a meeting with one of our qualified surgeons.