Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000

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Lopsided Breasts? Let Breast Augmentation Balance You

Lopsided breasts are common. You may be surprised to learn that as many as 88% of women report some degree of breast asymmetry. However, when breasts differ by one or more cup sizes, this common problem can have an extraordinary impact on your psychological well being. If you suffer from a noticeably lopsided bosom, you may feel self-conscious. You might avoid swimsuits, tight-fitting shirts, and revealing dresses out of fear that others will notice your uneven chest.

Improving uneven breasts is possible. You don’t have to cover a lopsided chest with padding or oversized sweaters anymore. Surgeries like breast augmentation or breast reduction can correct an irregular bust and give you the even, well-formed bust of your dreams. Doctor Florence Mussat in Chicago, Illinois, has years of experience performing breast surgeries on patients from all walks of life.

Choosing the right surgery for you

The surgery you undergo to correct your lopsidedness will depend on your breasts and your aesthetic goals. If you wish to make your smaller breast larger or increase the size of both breasts, you should opt for a breast augmentation. In breast augmentation, Doctor Florence Mussat places an implant in one or both breasts to boost their size. If you believe that the larger breast or both of your breasts are too big, you can undergo a breast reduction

Correcting Asymmetry by Increasing your Breast Size

A popular way to create an even, symmetrical chest is by increasing the size of one or more breasts through breast augmentation. Before the operation, Doctor Florence Mussat will work with you to select the right implant size for your body shape. Though you do not need to put implants in both breasts, it is recommended that you do so to ensure a uniform appearance.

Doctor Florence Mussat has experience working with Saline, Silicone, and Form-Stable Silicone (gummy bear) breast implants. When you meet for your consultation, you and your doctor will decide which implant type is right for you. If you opt to implant only one breast, you might choose an implant that matches the feel of your larger breast. Implant incisions are discreet. You can discuss with Dr. Mussat whether you want the incision under your breast, around your nipple, or hidden inside your armpit. 

You can also increase the size of one or more breasts with an autologous fat transfer. In this procedure, fat is taken from an area of your body like thighs, butt, or hip and grafted to your breast. This treatment is advised for those with a smaller degree of asymmetry.

Following your procedure, you are advised not to drive for 24 hours. You are encouraged to arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are common side effects, but should subside within a few weeks to a month. Most patients are able to manage any pain they experience with Tylenol.

Correcting Asymmetry by Reducing your Breast Size

Many people long for bigger breasts, but others know the toll that having a larger bust can take. Back problems, downward-pointing nipples, and difficulty exercising are just a few of the reasons you might want a breast reduction. If you are satisfied with the size of your smaller breast, or wish to reduce the size of both breasts, then a breast reduction is right for you. Depending on the extent of your lopsidedness, Doctor Florence Mussat will make one of three incisions: Lollipop, Periareolar, or Anchor. 

If you want to create a perkier, more youthful appearance while reducing your chest size, a Lollipop incision is right for you. If you are making a significant change in the size of one or more breasts, then the Anchor incision is ideal. In addition to a breast reduction surgery, you might also consider a breast lift. This procedure helps ensure uniformity in both the size, and the position of both breasts by removing excess skin and creating a higher nipple placement.

Asymmetry caused by a breast implant is best treated with breast revision surgery or a breast implant removal with a breast lift.

Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Mussat in Chicago Today

You don’t have to let unsightly unevenness get you down. You can improve the size and shape of your breasts by scheduling a consultation with Doctor Florence Mussat in Chicago today! To make your appointment, call us at 312.751.9000 or message us online.