Breast asymmetry after a mastectomy – what are my options?
I had a mastectomy last year, which has left me with a significant degree of breast asymmetry (I am 57 years old so have one droopy breast and one pert implant).
I would really like to regain my symmetrical breasts, and was wondering if corrective surgery to the droopy breast would be an option?
My plastic surgeon has told me I cannot have this as the breast would be likely to drop again after around 2 years. Are there any alternatives open to me, or am I going to have to live with this?
Breast Asymmetry Answer:
Thank you very much for sending us your query. This is a very interesting question, and one that effects a lot of women.
It does sound like you would make a very good candidate for a breast reconstruction, and there are a number of different techniques for performing this.
These techniques obviously include breast implants, or as an alternative, tissue reconstruction. With this approach, the best option is often to use tissue taken from your tummy, which will help to recreate a very natural looking breast, and avoid the need for a breast implant, which often appeals to many women in this situation.
Breast reconstruction is a highly specialist procedure, and we do have several plastic surgeons at Aurora Clinics who specialise in it, so I think it would be very worthwhile for you to discuss it with one of our surgical team.
Please let us know if you would like to come in for a consultation. Please also have a look at our website for more information about the different types of breast reconstruction surgery available.
Many thanks for your enquiry, we do look forward to meeting you if you do decide you would like to discuss the issues in more detail.