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Gerald Imber, M.D.

EXCELLENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN PLASTIC SURGERY

Breast Asymmetry

Based in New York City

Breasts asymmetry can occur as a result of several issues like aging, uneven growth, loss of skin elasticity, breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, etc.

Which Corrective Procedure is Right for Breast Asymmetry Problems? What are the Choices Available?

There are various corrective measures for correcting breast asymmetry. Breast reduction, breast lift, and breast augmentation with suitable implants are some ways to make both breasts look symmetrical.

Each procedure offers a solution for different problems like an overdeveloped breast, sagging breasts with dissimilar breast shape, etc. A single treatment may not be the answer for every breast asymmetry dilemma. Looking at the severity, cause, and desired results, Dr. Imber can help determine which option is best.

Breast Augmentation:

Breast augmentation can be the answer to different breast asymmetry concerns. Some individuals choose this cosmetic procedure to correct the size of their breasts, and some wish to get fuller-looking breasts after surgery. Breast augmentation is done with breast implants. Implants are filled with different materials like a saline solution and silicone gel. The choice of implant can be determined based on the needs of the patient and other factors.

Breast augmentation is usually done under general anesthesia, and there are several incision options available. The incision can be done in the armpit, under the breast in the natural crease, or around the nipple. The decision is taken by the patient and the surgeon before the operation depending on the size of the enlargement, type of implant, anatomy of the patient, etc.

Breast Lift:

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that involves raising the breast tissue and tightening them by removing excess skin. The breasts have a more youthful and contoured appearance as the surrounding tissue is reshaped.

This cosmetic breast surgery is done under general anesthesia. The incisions made depend on skin elasticity, condition of the breast, the technique used by the surgeon, how much shin has to be removed, etc.

With breast lift surgery, most incision lines are hidden under natural body creases and fade significantly with time. Cosmetic surgeons always aim to minimize scars and improve aesthetics.

Breast Reduction:

Large breasts or uneven breasts can lead to self-image issues and can limit clothing options. Heavy breasts often cause neck, back, and shoulder pain, rashes in the creases of the breasts and can make exercising difficult.

Breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty is a cosmetic procedure for reducing the size of breasts. It can be done on one or both breasts depending on the requirements. This cosmetic procedure takes about three hours. The surgeon removes the extra tissues, fat, and skin from the breasts to make them smaller and aesthetically proportionate.

There are several methods of breast reduction – liposuction, lollipop or vertical method, and the anchor or inverted –T method. What’s best for a patient is determined by their desired results with input from Dr. Imber in considering the size of the breasts, expectations, age and skin quality.

What to Expect if Undergoing Breast Augmentation, Reduction, or Breast Lift?

All three methods of breast enhancement for correcting breast asymmetry involve surgery. Be prepared to set aside time to recover from your procedure. It is extremely important to keep realistic expectations.

It is vital to keep in mind that every case is different. What’s best for you and how long the results will last depends on various factors.

Some breast asymmetry cases can be severe. When one breast has too little or too much volume compared to the other, a breast reduction or a breast augmentation can also be combined with a breast lift procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are bothered by your breast asymmetry and would like to know more about the surgical options available to correct the issue, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber.

Testimonials

  • "I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

  • "I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

  • "Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

  • "He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

Testimonials

"I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

 

"I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

 

"Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

 

"He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

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