Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Breast Asymmetry Mean?
Congenital breast asymmetry means the development of different size and shape breast. The difference in size and shape may be mild or very significant. It normally affects patient confidence and quality of life, that is why these patients are normally seeking surgery at relatively young age.
What Are The Risks For Breast Asymmetry Surgery?
While complications with surgery are infrequent, no surgical procedure is without risks. Among the possible complications are scars, infection, haematoma, implant displacement and implant rupture. Elena will provide you with further information with the risks and provide you with a detailed consent form during your consultations. This will help you to minimise the risks.
What Is The After Care For Breast Asymmetry Surgery?
The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we will make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We will give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your breasts following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena. Elena will also advise you on a specialised garment bra, which will also help with your recovery.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Correction of breast asymmetry is surgery which aims to correct difference in the size and shape of your breasts and to improve your body image. The possible reasons for you to seek surgery are:
• To correct difference in shape or volume between the two breasts where there is asymmetry.
• To improve the shape of the breasts.
• To correct lack volume and also excess breast volume.
• As a reconstructive technique in certain situations.
Will I Be Able To Wear A Normal Bra?
You would wear special garment bra 24 hours a day for the 4-8 weeks. You can remove it only for the duration of taking a shower. After that you may be able to wear a normal bra.
How Do You Fix Asymmetry?
Fixing breast asymmetry is normally achieved by reducing the largest breast to the size of the smaller breast in order to get same amount of skin and breast tissue on both sides, in most of cases breast implants are used to improve on volume and shape as a part of the same procedure. Ideally, to restore complete symmetry, the surgeon aims to achieve same volume of skin and tissue enhanced by same volume implants on both sides.
What Is The Cost Of This Procedure?
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What Is The Recovery Time?
The final result can take up to 12 months after surgery, once swelling has settled down. You should rest and avoid any physical activity in the first 48 hours after surgery. You should avoid all sport activities, housework such as hovering, driving, dog walking for at least 4-6 weeks following surgery and any weight lifting or strenuous activities for up to 8-12 months following the surgery.
What Type Of Implant Is The Best?
The shape of implants can be round or anatomical (teardrop). Both can provide an excellent result. The outer shell and the filling may vary depending on the manufacturer. Miss Prousskaia has never used PIP implants in her practice and she will offer you high quality implants from the best manufacturers. You will discuss with Miss Prousskaia which specific shape and size of implant would give you the optimal result. You should know that in the European Union (EU) 95% of implants used for breast augmentation are made of silicone gel and only 5% contains other type of fillings such as saline. Mentor Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants are devices with shells constructed from silicone elastomer. The shell is filled with MemoryGel®, Mentor’s proprietary formulation of silicone gel.
How Long With The Surgery Take?
Generally speaking this surgery takes around 2-3 hours, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.
What Would My Expected Results Be?
Elena prides herself on taking the time to truly understand a patient’s aims and discussing what result will work best given the patient’s body shape and size. Although good results are expected, the body is not symmetric and almost everyone has some degree of unevenness, which may not be recognized in advance. The more realistic your expectations as to results, the better your results will be in your eye. You will have at least two consultations with Elena where she ensures that she meets your expectations and she will always try to achieve your desired results.