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Surgery to correct Breast Asymmetry


Breast Asymmetry London Mr Haasan Shaaban

It’s normal for breasts to be slightly different in size. Asymmetry is common in other body parts; most of us have one foot slightly bigger than the other for example. Asymmetry becomes an issue when the difference is significant. If you have a breast that is more than one cup size larger than the other, that might cause problems, because the difference is unflattering and becomes the source of embarrassment.This may restrict your choice of clothing or swimwear, and can have a negative impact on your self esteem and body image.

Asymmetry is defined by a difference in form (shape) or position, or volume of the breast. It is a condition that affects more than 50% of women, which makes it very common, and very normal.

You might have noticed how your breasts change during your menstrual cycle. An increase in volume during ovulation is a consequence of increased blood flow and water retention, and any asymmetry may be less noticeable then. Later in your cycle, during menstruation, you may notice that your breasts shrink again and any asymmetry becomes more noticeable. Hormones account for these changes; but if you have noticed any recent changes in the asymmetry of your breasts it is important that you consult a General Practitioner to exclude any more sinister problems.

Very rarely, there may be other medical conditions which account for significant asymmetry in your breasts. Some medical conditions may mean that one breast grows significantly larger than the other… the good news is that London and Liverpool surgeon Mr Hassan Shaaban can address this problem using a number of surgical options.


The best solution for you will be based on your particular asymmetry. This varies between individuals, and you consultation with Mr Shaaban will focus on your particular needs. You need to come prepared to ask questions… for example: ‘do you prefer the size and shape of the larger or smaller breast?’ This will affect the procedure, or combination of procedures, that Mr Hassan Shaaban will recommend.

The aim of surgery is to improve the symmetry of your breasts, and your expectations will be discussed. Surgery can never deliver absolute perfection, and it is important that your expectations are realistic. But what Mr Shaaban can guarantee, is that there will be a permanent improvement in the size and shape of your breasts, and a reduction in the discrepancy between them. Obviously, it is important to maintain a healthy life style and to avoid any future significant weight gain, as this will affect the long term outcome of your surgery.


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Asymmetry can be addressed in a number of different ways. Breast uplift, enlargement, or reduction, are all possible procedures that could be applied depending on your individual needs.

  • Breast reduction (mammoplasty) will reduce the larger breast. This will reduce and reshape the breast, improving its appearance. Surgery may involve reducing the  areola (the dark tissue around your nipple) and removing excess fat and glandular tissue to give your breast a more pert appearance. The nipple may also be repositioned.
  • Breast enlargement (augmentation) may be employed to increase the volume of the smaller breast in order  to achieve a fuller more shapely outline, in proportion with your frame. This will require the use of surgical implants which will be discussed during your consultation.
  • Breast uplift (mastopexy) involves working with the tissue you already have, reshaping your breast to achieve the desired outcome.

A combination of these procedures may be required to achieve your preferred figure.


All major surgery takes its toll on the body. It is important to be fit and healthy in order to make a full recovery  There will be some initial and minor discomfort following surgery, but this can be managed effectively with regular pain killers. You will need to wear a support bra, without any under wiring for the first six weeks and you will need to book two weeks off work. Following that , light exercise will be advantageous and you should find that within two to three months you can return to normal activity.

Inevitably, there will be some scarring, but Mr Hassan Shaaban will endeavor to keep this to a minimum. It is important to maintain a healthy life style and avoid significant weight gain, in order to maximise the benefits of surgery. Mr Hassan is a highly experienced Consultant Plastic Surgeon with more than twenty years’ experience in this field, and is therefore best placed to ensure that any post operative complications are kept to a minimum.