Breast asymmetry is a very common condition Dr. Sajjadian treats here in our Newport Beach practice. Many, many women are born with breast tissue that fail to develop fully or symmetrically at puberty. A pronounced form of breast asymmetry is known as tubular breast deformity. This type of breast asymmetry can be very distressing to the women who have them and they often interfere with the development of a healthy body image and self-confidence especially in young adolescent and preteen girls.
Breast asymmetry often appears during puberty when glandular development starts. In tubular breast deformity one breast is small, lacking adequate growth of glandular tissue and so remains in a constricted shape. The skin of the malformed breast is often constricted or tightened around the developing gland tissue which causes it to have a tubular or elongated shape. For those who have significant breast asymmetry, such as tubular deformity or other less pronounced asymmetry, there are many cosmetic options available. Many of our Newport Beach clients who come to us because of their breast asymmetry opt to have breast augmentation with implants. Mastopexy or breast lift with implants is another popular choice among those who may have an abnormally large areola along with significant breast asymmetry. This option allows for the breast to be lifted as well as better shaped.
For our Newport Beach clients who have tubular deformity with significant sagging, a technique called soft tissue expansion often works very well. This procedure involves using a small inflatable saline implant and placing it beneath the breast. Over a few months the implant is gradually inflated by injecting saline through a small port beneath the skin. This allows the expanding implant to gradually stretch the skin overlying the breast and it creates a more natural shape. This technique also increases the size of the nipple-areola complex. Once the final breast shape is achieved the inflatable saline implant is removed and a final implant is placed.
At our Newport Beach practice we can correct breast asymmetry with modern techniques that leave very little scarring. Breast asymmetry, especially tubular breast deformity was a significant challenge with older surgical methods that left unacceptable scarring and poor results. But thankfully, that is no longer the case. Now we have several options available that give women with breast asymmetry beautiful, natural-looking breasts of equal size and shape.
If you live in the Newport Beach area and are perplexed about what to do with breast asymmetry, contact Dr. Sajjadian today, we will be happy to set up a consultation to discuss the options we have available to you.