Is One of Your Breasts Larger Than the Other? Consider Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation
Posted on November 6, 2022
It’s not unusual for women to have one breast that’s larger than the other. For most women, the size difference, known as asymmetry, is a cosmetic concern rather than a health problem. Fat grafting can correct the condition if the size difference is within one bra cup size. The plastic surgeons at Aqua Plastic Surgery in Miami and Jupiter, Florida discuss fat grafting and how it evens out breast size.
Asymmetrical breasts differ in size and/or shape. Often, asymmetrical breasts simply develop that way at puberty. Sometimes, the tendency towards asymmetrical breasts runs in families. Pregnancy, breastfeeding or substantial weight gain or loss may also affect breast symmetry.
However, if your breasts were previously symmetrical and the asymmetry occurred relatively recently, consult your doctor to determine the cause.
With fat grafting, fat is harvested via liposuction from another part of the body harboring excess fat. Usually, that’s the thighs or abdomen. Blood and other undesirable components are removed from the fat, and the fat is injected into the area where additional volume is desired.
Fat grafting is also known as fat transfer or fat injections. The entire process takes place with the patient under local anesthesia. Unlike other breast augmentation procedures, there is usually no need for general anesthesia.
Because your own fat is used, your body is unlikely to reject the graft. As with any procedure, infection is always a possibility but rarely occurs with fat grafting. The results look and feel natural and usually last for years, if not a lifetime. There is no scarring from the fat injection. Any scarring from liposuction is minimal.
Of course, you must have sufficient donor fat to undergo fat grafting. Those women with little body fat may need to find an alternative for breast asymmetry repair.
If the breast size difference is prominent, or the patient lacks sufficient body fat for grafting, there are other procedures available for asymmetry correction. These include:
- Breast augmentation – the insertion of a silicone or saline implant to enlarge the smaller breast
- Breast reduction – changing the shape or size of the larger breast to make it smaller
- Breast lift – altering one or both breasts’ positions to make them symmetrical
Contact Aqua Plastic Surgery About Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation
If one of your breasts is noticeably larger than the other and you want to correct the condition, call our offices in Jupiter at (561) 776-2830 or Miami at (305) 918-1750 today and schedule your consultation. Our surgeons will determine whether you are a candidate for fat grafting breast augmentation and answer all of your questions.