Breast asymmetry is a condition that can be rectified in London through cosmetic surgery administered by leading UK female plastic surgeon, Elena Prousskaia.

The term beast asymmetry is used to refer to breasts that are uneven in size or shape. While many have breasts that are not perfectly symmetrical, a high degree of asymmetry can be a cause for concern.

Whilst not a condition that is of medical need to treat, asymmetrical breasts can be a cause for concern, impacting confidence and self-esteem. With this, the quality of life can be impacted, many women find it that bit harder to relax on the beach, around the pool, or in intimate situations or just everyday life because of the perceived imperfection in their breasts.

Who Is Suitable For Asymmetrical Breast Surgery?

Many who seek this form of surgery in London have tuberous breast – also known as tubular breasts. This is a genetic condition that impacts the development of the breasts, leaving them underdeveloped, and often with a tube-like appearance.

Tuberous breast often leads to a large gap between the breasts and asymmetry.

Others might find previous surgery leaves them with breasts that are not even, for others still it might be an issue that is brought about by pregnancy or significant weight loss.

Ultimately, the cause of the unevenness in the breasts does not matter, what matters is that there are ways to transform the breasts.

Surgery is potentially suitable for anyone who finds their breasts a cause for concern.

Clearly, if someone had very mild asymmetry and this did not cause them any concern there would be little benefit opting for cosmetic surgery.

However, for those who find their confidence impacted, for those who see a knock-on effect in their work, personal and love life, the benefits of surgery can be profound.

The suitability of surgery to treat asymmetrical breast can only be determined at a detailed consultation.

Procedures For Treating Uneven Breasts

A skilled, experienced surgeon such as Elena has a range of surgical options for treating asymmetrical breasts and it is not possible in this page to suggest which one would be most suitable in any particular case.

One option is the use of breast implants, these adding volume and helping to reshape the breasts. The implants, either saline or silicon, would be inserted via incisions that are made in a position that minimise visible scarring.

For other prospective patients, an option might be to rearrange existing breast tissue – it might be that there is enough tissue, but it is not in optimal position.

Some might benefit from having a fat transfer, the grafted fat them helping to reshape the breasts as required. 

Where suitable, this option has the added benefit of tackling another area that might be a cause for concern, for instance fat grafted from the abdomen would create a tummy tuck at the same time as the breasts are reshaped.

A combination can also be used, implants or expanders with grafted fat for instance, this reduces the size of implant required and the fat adds a degree of extra refinement to the finished shape.

The procedure really starts however with a detailed consultation.

The consultation is of vital importance, it is the chance for the person with uneven breasts to talk, to state their concerns and the results they hope to achieve.

The surgeon can listen and then suggest options and alternatives and a recommended plan of action. There will often then be a second consultation and the prospective patient given due time to come to a fully informed decision – is surgery truly for them?

The initial consultation would also provide full details of cost, again making it easier to make an informed decision.

Elena Prousskaia is a surgeon who has a stunning CV but also a reputation for patient care, treating all her patients with empathy and understanding.

Why Consider Elena Prousskaia? 

In London there are many highly skilled surgeons and Harley Street famed for medical expertise. Why should you consider Elena Prousskaia?

Elena has a CV that sets her apart. She is a world-renowned surgeon, not just among women but among surgeons full stop. But being a woman is undoubtedly a plus for many of her female patients who feel able to better share their concerns.

And, Elena specialises in breast surgery. She has 20 years’ experience and in that time has held numerous Fellowships around the world in microsurgical breast reconstruction. Fellowships have been held in Italy, Spain, India, Belgium, Japan and here in London’s world-renowned Guys and St Thomas’. 

Elena’s ability to perform superior breast asymmetry surgery is clear.

Elena has also won numerous awards and is a Board Certified UK Consultant Plastic Surgeon.

Speaking of her ethos, she says.

“The one thing that matters most to me when I am with a patient is empathy.

It is only when you are able to identify and understand your patients’ problems that you can begin to help resolve them satisfactorily.

“A good surgical outcome is not the only thing that matters. Everything that you do and say to a patient has to come from your heart.”

Independent, verified reviews demonstrate she lives up to this ethos.

On the site, Elena has 100% five-star reviews and glowing testimonials, similarly the reviews of her work, including for breast asymmetry, are all five stars on Google.

If you believe that breast asymmetry surgery might be suitable for you, please arrange for a consultation at a time convenient to you.

Please do get in touch – call 0800 8021 886 or book a consultation online.

About London

London, the capital city of England, is renowned for medical expertise.

Harley Street, located in Marylebone and named after former Lord Mayor Thomas Harley, is perhaps the most famous location relating to the medical profession in the UK.

Many leading practitioners across a wide range of medical specialisms have clinics in Harley Street.

Location wise, it is highly accessible, with close proximity to Regent’s Park, Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street tube stations and also mainline stations including Euston and Kings Cross.

As you would expect of a street of such influence it has featured in many cultural works and had many famous residents.

Agatha Christie regularly used Harley Street as a locations it features in, among other stories, And Then There Were None, Crooked House and Death on the Clouds.

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility has many chapters based in London and specifically Harley Street.

Real life residents have included artist JMW Turner, Labour MP Harriet Harman and also Lionel Logue – the speech therapist who helped King George VI and is represented in the King’s Speech.

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.

Treatment Cost

The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.

The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.

Initial Consultation...

200 - £250 location dependent

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 2 - 3.5 hours
Hospital Stay Over night hospital stay
Initial Recovery Time 4 - 8 weeks
Anaesthetic General anaesthetic
Final Result 3 - 12 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks & 1 year

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Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.

SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction

I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.

EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants

I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery  has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!

JB – Breast Reduction

Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital. The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands. The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.

LMS – implant Removal & Replacement

Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!

SM – Abdominoplasty & Arm Lift

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