If one of your breasts is considerably bigger than the other, then a push-up bra can give the support and lift you need to balance out the asymmetry. Opting for a plunge bra style with removal and padding inserts can also help to even out your breasts.
If you are looking for a more long-term solution, the breast enlargement or uplift surgery could be an option for you.
If you have always had one breast that is larger than the other or if you can attribute your asymmetry to a specific hormonal cause such as pregnancy, breastfeeding or starting a new contraceptive pill, then there is most likely nothing to worry about.
We would always advise you to contact your GP in the first instance if you have any concerns about recent and unexpected changes to your breasts, whatever they might be.
It may be that a breast removal and re-augmentation is necessary to correct a prior breast surgery. If you have concerns at all about your breast implants in particular, we would advise you to make an appointment to see your cosmetic surgeon for a review appointment.
As a result of fluctuations in hormone levels during pregnancy, it can be normal to have unexpected and sometimes uneven breast growth, and this is very rarely a cause for concern.
But if you have any worries at all, we would always advise you to contact your GP in the first instance if you have any concerns about recent changes to your breasts and would like to seek advice.
As breast asymmetry is usually an aesthetic rather than a medical concern, it is not usually covered by the NHS. Breast enlargement and breast uplift procedures are both elective cosmetic surgery procedures which are offered by The Hospital Group.
In a free consultation with one of our expert GMC-registered surgeons, we will listen to your concerns, and discuss the procedure itself, the aftercare and the cost of improving the appearance of asymmetrical breasts with us.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast enlargement options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from implant size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.
At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast enlargement involves making incisions in your breasts, either in the crease under your breast, around the nipple or towards your armpit. This allows for your breast implants to be carefully positioned either in front of or behind the pectoral (chest) muscle. Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast enlargement surgery you may need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take a week off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel slightly swollen at first, they’ll settle in six to eight weeks when you’ll be able to see the final results.
At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time · Motiva breast implants – manaufacturers warranty for capsulsar contracture is 5 years.