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Breast Asymmetry Correction

A discrepancy in shape, symmetry, and/or size between breasts is extremely common. Whether mild or severe, these differences can be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Fortunately, there are a variety of options to address your concerns.

About the Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr. Lefkowitz will take meticulous measurements to determine your current breast size, shape, nipple position and overall proportion to your body. He will also examine your skin quality, thickness, and any drooping, if present.

Working closely with you, Dr. Lefkowitz will develop a custom treatment plan to fit your overall needs and aesthetic goals. Surgical options include reduction, sculpting with liposuction, breast lifting, nipple repositioning, and/or augmentation with implants. Often times, a combination of these treatments are utilized. Dr. Lefkowitz will thoroughly explain each method to help you feel at ease with your chosen procedure.

Recovery

Most patients experience only mild discomfort following a breast asymmetry procedure. Some swelling and bruising is expected and normal after surgery. You will be given prescriptions to help ease the healing process.

You are encouraged to go out to dinner the night after surgery. You are fitted with a sports bra immediately after surgery for your comfort during the healing process. Dr. Lefkowitz generally uses dissolvable sutures and no suture removal is usually needed.

Many women take 7-10 days off to recover, but you may return to work in as few as 5 days (as long as no heavy lifting is involved) depending on the type of procedure or combination of procedures are performed. Return to light aerobic exercise (elliptical, walking, recumbent bike) after 7-10 days is recommended with a gradual increase over the next two to three weeks.

Dr. Lefkowitz believes continuing care is essential. He will advise you through all phases of the recovery process and general breast health issues, including self-examination and future mammographic needs.

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