Asymmetrical Breast Correction Overview
Breast asymmetry is a prevalent concern among women. It is not uncommon for patients to find that one of their breasts is slightly larger, smaller, or positioned differently than the other. In most cases, these differences are unnoticeable to the patient, even when they're wearing swimwear. However, for women with more noticeable variations in size or shape, it can lead to insecurity and a lack of confidence, particularly when wearing more revealing clothing.
Fortunately, there are solutions available for those who are affected by breast asymmetry. Dr. Balinger and the team at Houston Plastic Surgery are highly experienced in addressing asymmetrical breasts.
What Causes Breast Asymmetry?
The composition of breasts includes fat, milk ducts and glands, nerves, veins, and arteries, with the pectoral muscles situated beneath them. Variations in adipose tissue, muscle development, or glandular tissue can impact breast symmetry. Moreover, hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause, hypertrophy during puberty, fluctuations in weight, and the natural aging process can all contribute to breast asymmetry.
Surgical Procedures to Address Breast Asymmetry
While there are other ways to address asymmetrical breasts, cosmetic surgery is the only real way to properly address the issue and give patients a tailor-made solution to their issues. After undergoing these procedures, patients feel more balanced and confident in themselves.
For patients who find that their breasts have pronounced asymmetry, or would like to experience an increase in volume or size, a breast augmentation procedure is a great way to help patients reach their goals. Dr. Balinger can achieve these changes by placing an implant into one breast to match the size of the patient's larger breast or two implants of differing sizes can be employed in order to achieve even volume.
In cases of less severe asymmetry, or if the patient wishes to taper their larger breast to be the same size as their smaller one, breast reduction procedures are a great solution. Dr. Balinger can accomplish this by removing tissue from the larger breast so that it is in line with the size of the smaller one.
In cases where one breast has seen a reduction in elasticity compared to the other and appears to sag or droop more, a breast lift may be the best way to address the asymmetry. Beyond that, this treatment can be performed in tandem with a breast reduction, ensuring that the changes in volume don't lead to unwanted sagging. Dr. Balinger removes excess tissue while tightening the skin to achieve firmer breasts.
Why Choose Dr. Balinger?
Dr. Christopher Balinger is a highly respected figure in the international plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive industries. He was recently voted one of the top five plastic surgeons for plus-size tummy tuck, a testament to his expertise in the field. Dr. Balinger's practice, Houston Plastic Surgery Associates, is renowned for delivering outstanding results that leave patients looking rejuvenated and confident.
Board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Balinger obtained his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and has always been passionate about learning the latest and most innovative treatments available. He completed a residency in general surgery at St. Luke's Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, followed by six years of postgraduate surgical training. Dr. Balinger then underwent a three-year fellowship in Houston, TX, to further refine his skills in cosmetic surgery.
With his unparalleled experience and knowledge of surgical techniques, Dr. Balinger strives to achieve the best possible results for each of his patients. He is widely recognized for his professionalism and unwavering commitment to excellence.