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Introduction to Breast Asymmetry

Nobody has perfectly symmetric breasts. Breast Asymmetry is a normal, common occurrence in which a woman’s natural breasts may be different sizes, shapes, have different nipple or areola characteristics, or any combination of these. However, some women have more noticeable or bothersome asymmetries that affect their ability to wear clothing, their self-confidence, and negatively impact their day-to-day life. This is usually most notable when one breast is much smaller than the other, or when there is undesired sagging in only one breast (commonly due to breastfeeding).

Dr. Deepa Bhat provides Breast Asymmetry surgery for her female patients in the Tampa Bay area as an ideal solution to achieving a more pleasing and symmetrical breast appearance. If you are interested in this procedure and how it could benefit you, please keep reading the information we have provided below.

What is Breast Asymmetry surgery?

Breast Asymmetry surgery treats the appearance of a woman’s breast with either a single breast cosmetic procedure or a combination of them. Unlike a normal breast lift or breast augmentation, breast asymmetry correction is usually required for patients who have significantly different breasts, with the end goal to make them look equal and natural.

The most common cosmetic breast procedures utilized for this surgery include:

Although the most common causes of breast asymmetry are tuberous breast (abnormal breast shape due to a congenital abnormality that restricts normal breast development), underdevelopment of a single breast bud, or prior breast surgery, it can also be caused by differences in:

  • Breast volume
  • Quantity of skin
  • Position of the inframammary crease
  • Shape
  • Size or position of areolas

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What are the Benefits of Breast Asymmetry?

Dr. Bhat has seen her Tampa patients enjoy the following benefits from their Breast Asymmetry surgery:

  • Better fitting clothing
  • Even, more symmetric breasts
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved quality of life
  • Rounder, fuller breasts
  • Symmetric nipples and areolas

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Asymmetry?

The best candidate for Breast Asymmetry surgery in the Tampa Bay area is any female who has a desire for better breast symmetry and contour. Potential candidates should have the following characteristics:

  • Are in overall good physical and mental health
  • Have reasonable expectations for improvement, rather than perfection
  • Are non-smokers
  • Are unhappy with the asymmetric appearance of their breasts
  • Will be able to tolerate and accept that scars are inevitable, but will fade over time

While a woman of any age can get this procedure, Dr. Bhat suggests waiting until breast development is complete.

What’s the First Step?

If you would like more even, symmetric breasts, the first step is to contact Ravive Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation. When you come in for your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Deepa Bhat and discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure. She will evaluate your breasts and your body, ask you questions regarding your medical history, and discuss the different options you have.

After the two of you come to an agreement on which procedures are best for you, Dr. Bhat will create your personal, customized surgical plan, and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your procedure date. You will also be provided with any information you may need and directions to follow on how to achieve the best results.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Asymmetry Surgery

On the day of your Breast Asymmetry surgery, you will be administered general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, to make your procedure more comfortable. Once you are sedated, Dr. Bhat will begin your surgery using the techniques discussed during your consultation to help improve the appearance of your breasts.

To have a better understanding of what happens during each technique, please refer to the individual procedures page on our website:

  • Breast Augmentation with an implant or fat transfer
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction

Breast Asymmetry Recovery

Once you have been released by Dr. Bhat, you will be able to return home the same day. However, you should arrange for someone to drive you home because you may still be under the effects of anesthesia. You will wear a surgical support bra to reduce swelling and help maintain your breasts’ proper shape during the healing process.

You will need a few weeks to recover so having a competent adult caretaker available to assist you during this time will be very beneficial since you will be unable to lift anything heavy or do your typical home chores during this period.

After a few weeks, you should be able to do minor tasks and slowly return to an exercise routine. It will take several months for your breasts to fully heal, after which they will settle into their final shape and position.

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How Much Does Breast Asymmetry Surgery Cost in Tampa, FL?

The cost of Breast Asymmetry surgery in Tampa is determined by many factors, including the techniques required and the extent of work that is needed. After you come in for your consultation and Dr. Bhat creates your surgical plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to use that information to provide you with a breakdown of the pricing.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

When choosing the right plastic surgeon for your Breast Asymmetry surgery, it’s important to find a skilled and experienced surgeon to achieve optimal results, and Dr. Deepa Bhat is a top choice in the Tampa Bay area for several reasons. As one of Florida’s few fellowship-trained plastic surgeons, Dr. Bhat has developed the skills and knowledge that make her an expert in all aspects of breast surgery, using her keen, artistic eye to help her female patients achieve aesthetically pleasing results.

Ravive Plastic Surgery is committed to delivering personalized care, taking the time to understand each patient’s unique goals and concerns to create a customized treatment plan. By choosing Dr. Bhat, you can trust that you are in the hands of a highly skilled and caring individual who will prioritize your well-being and provide you with the most even, natural-looking breasts possible.

Schedule Your Consultation

You want to feel comfortable and confident in your body, so you shouldn’t let something such as asymmetric breasts bring you down! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat, contact Ravive Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members. You may also request your appointment through our website and someone will be in contact with you shortly.

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.