Breast Asymmetry Correction

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Breast asymmetry affects a large percentage of women but in many instances, it’s not a major concern. Every woman has breasts that are slightly different – some women just have a more prominent difference than others.

Breast asymmetry refers to one breast being different in terms of size and position to the other. Trauma, puberty and hormonal changes are all potential reasons why asymmetry can occur.

Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts can choose to undergo surgery. A/Prof Magnusson is a renowned breast surgeon in Toowoomba and the Gold Coast area who has helped countless women with this specific concern.

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The breast asymmetry surgical procedure

There are several options that can be used to correct this condition. The first step in determining a treatment plan is to decide which breast has the most desirable or natural looking appearance. In some cases, both breasts will need to be treated.

The abnormal breast(s) can be corrected by enlarging the smaller breast, reducing and lifting the larger breast or adjusting both of them. To enlarge the smaller breast, implants or fat grafting can be used. If implants are chosen, patients can choose between silicone and saline implants of a suitable size and profile. The implant will either be inserted above or behind the chest muscle before the incisions are closed up.

Patients who would prefer to go the fat grafting route would require liposuction to remove excess fat from another area of the body so that the smaller breast can be enlarged. The incisions required for fat grafting are a lot smaller than those required for breast augmentation.

In the case of the larger breast being reduced, an incision will be made so that excess breast tissue and fat can be removed. The breast will more than likely also need to be lifted.

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Regardless of your reasons, if you answered yes to one or more of these concerns, you could be a candidate for A/Prof Magnusson’s breast asymmetry surgery. Suitable candidates should be in otherwise good health, without a history of medical conditions that can impair healing or pose additional risks.

Ideal candidates for breast asymmetry surgery

With breast asymmetry, every woman’s situation is treated differently. The fundamental goal will be to create two breasts that match each other as closely as possible in terms of both shape and size.

Do you have any of the following concerns?

  • Noticeably uneven breasts
  • The nipple on your breast(s) is higher or lower than the other
  • Areolar(s) is/are misshapen or disproportional to the breast
  • Your breast(s) need more upper breast volume
  • Your breast(s) is shaped differently
  • Breast tissue sags low in one breast more than the other
  • Bras fit poorly and are uncomfortable due to asymmetry
  • Breasts have changed in size, contour and shape over time creating asymmetry

Breast Asymmetry correction results

Breast asymmetry correction improves the shape and contour of the breasts and if required, lowers a nipple to be better positioned, leaving the shape and size of the breast symmetrical and in balance with the rest of the body. The procedure can be incredibly successful and improve patient self-esteem. The choice of which procedure to undergo to correct breast asymmetry is something A/Prof Magnusson will thoroughly discuss with you during your initial consultation.

Breast Asymmetry Correction Can:

  • Restore a more even volume, shape and position to the breast mound
  • Address discrepancies in the position of the breast crease or nipple
  • Refine the dimensions and shape of the breasts

Breast Asymmetry Correction:

Undertaking cosmetic surgery (also known as aesthetic plastic surgery) is an intensely personal and private decision that can have very positive effects. Success comes from helping individual patients clarify their goals and then creating a bespoke plan to achieve them. With a combination of communication, experience and knowledge, A/Prof Mark Magnusson has helped many patients across Brisbane, Toowoomba and Gold Coast. Let A/Prof Magnusson help you with your aesthetic journey.

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frequently asked questions

How much does breast asymmetry correction cost?

Since breast asymmetry affects women in different ways, it’s next to impossible to determine an accurate cost without a consultation. Each patient’s specific requirements, as well as surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees, will all need to be considered when drawing up a final quotation. There is a chance that some of the costs will be covered by Medicare, depending on whether specific criteria are met.

Is breast asymmetry a sign of cancer?

Breast asymmetry is often detected on mammogram results but it’s not necessarily a cause for concern. It’s only when there is a large variation or if changes occur very quickly that further tests may be performed to rule out cancer. Regular breast exams and scans are highly recommended regardless of whether you undergo surgery or not.

What can I expect during my recovery period?

Most patients are able to go home on the same day as their surgery but some will need to spend a night in hospital depending on how they recover directly after surgery. Due to a restricted range of movement and the effects of pain medication, it’s essential that you arrange for someone to drive you home. In fact, you won’t be able to drive for two weeks, so you will need to arrange for a friend or family member to assist you during this time.

Patients will need to spend at least a week at home to recover, during which bruising, swelling and discomfort can be expected. A compression garment will need to be worn for six weeks to reduce swelling and increase comfort levels. Sleeping on your back for the first two weeks is highly recommended as this will prevent you from applying unnecessary pressure to the breasts. Light exercise such as walking can be undertaken after a week but your regular exercise routine can only be resumed after six weeks.

A/Prof Magnusson will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions following your surgery, which will include scar management tips. You will also need to schedule a follow-up appointment several days after your surgery so that your dressing can be changed.

Are there any risks associated with breast asymmetry correction?

Every type of breast surgery carries a degree of risk. Infection is one of the most common but if the necessary aftercare instructions are followed, there’s no reason why this will be an issue. Any infection needs to be treated immediately with antibiotics. Loss of breast and nipple sensation are other potential side effects associated with breast surgery. However, most numbness resolves gradually over several months. If implants are inserted during surgery, there is always a chance that complications such as capsular contracture and rupture can arise. A/Prof Magnusson will make you aware of all the potential risks during your consultation.


A/Prof Magnusson can discuss the breast asymmetry correction procedure with you and provide you with information regarding risks and recovery times at your initial consultation. He has assisted patients in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. Request an appointment by contacting reception at either his Toowoomba or Gold Coast clinics today.