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Can Breast Implants Correct Misshapen Breasts?

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Breast augmentation is a popular surgery that involves using medical-grade implants to enhance breast size or shape. While many women seek this procedure for purely aesthetic reasons, it can also be used to correct misshapen breasts.

Breast asymmetry is common among women but can be a source of insecurity and self-consciousness. It may occur naturally due to genetics, hormonal changes, and aging, or as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Below, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe explains how breast implants address issues like misshapen breasts. Call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to discover the benefits of breast augmentation in Dallas.

What causes misshapen breasts?

Breast asymmetry can occur for several reasons, including:

  • Genetics: The size, shape, and position of your breasts are largely determined by genetics. If your mother or grandmother has asymmetrical breasts, you may inherit this trait.
  • Hormonal changes: Even minor changes in estrogen levels can impact the growth and development of breast tissue.
  • Aging: As we get older, the tissue around the breasts tends to lose elasticity, causing them to sag or appear uneven.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The weight fluctuations associated with pregnancy can affect breast size and shape. Breastfeeding can also cause one breast to produce more milk than the other, leading to asymmetry.

How breast implants correct misshapen breasts

Breast implants can address breast asymmetry and create a more balanced, proportional appearance. During a consultation, Dr. Dauwe will discuss your aesthetic goals and recommend the best possible type of implant for your unique situation.

For example, saline implants are filled during breast augmentation surgery, allowing Dr. Dauwe to make precise adjustments that ensure better symmetry. Silicone implants are pre-filled and come in various shapes and sizes. In some cases, we recommend a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation to better manage drooping or sagging breasts.

Will my breasts appear perfectly symmetrical after breast augmentation?

While breast implants can significantly improve the symmetry of your breasts, it's important to have realistic expectations about results. No two breasts are exactly alike, so there may still be slight differences in size or shape after surgery. The good news is that most patients are extremely satisfied with their outcomes, and any minor asymmetry is often barely noticeable.

Additionally, the recovery process can affect your outcomes. For example, swelling and inflammation are common for several weeks following breast augmentation in Dallas, which can make the breasts appear slightly uneven. However, as you heal and the swelling subsides, your optimal results should become more apparent.

What are the risks and potential complications of breast augmentation?

As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation. These can include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, and changes in nipple sensation. Rest assured that Dr. Dauwe takes every precaution to minimize any risks and will thoroughly discuss them with you beforehand. Our team can also provide detailed pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure a successful recovery.

Achieve your cosmetic goals with breast implants

Misshapen breasts can cause you to feel self-conscious or dissatisfied with your appearance. If you are thinking about breast augmentation in Dallas, contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to book a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe. Our surgical team is committed to helping you achieve your desired aesthetic goals through personalized care and the latest surgical techniques.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.