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Daniel Y. Maman, MD FACS

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast asymmetry correction procedures for refined, natural-looking results.

What is breast asymmetry correction?

Almost all people with breasts have differences in the size, shape, or position of their breasts. This is also known as breast asymmetry. For many people, this difference is virtually unnoticeable when wearing clothing or bras. 

For some people, this asymmetry can be extreme and cause mental and emotional distress. 

For these women, Dr. Daniel Y. Maman is pleased to offer the latest in cutting-edge surgical breast asymmetry correction techniques.

Types of asymmetry

Breast anatomy consists of three parts: the footprint (where your breast tissues meet your chest wall), the conus (the fatty and glandular tissue that makes up your breast shape), and the envelope (the skin that covers your breast tissue).

Differences in any of these structures can cause breast asymmetry, which is usually congenital and can be broken into three types:

  • Anisomastia: severe unevenness in breast volume, size, and/or shape 
    • Tuberous breasts, a congenital breast deformity that results in a puffy areola, underdeveloped breast tissue, and a high breast fold, are a specific type of anisomastia
  • Anisothelia: a significant difference in the size and shape of the nipples and areolas
  • Combined asymmetry: both anisomastia and anisothelia

 

Cancer treatment or injury can also be a cause of asymmetry.

These differences between breasts can be one cup size or more, which makes finding bras, swimsuits, and clothing that fits difficult.

How do you correct breast asymmetry?

The correction process for breast asymmetry depends on the type of asymmetry a patient has and their desired aesthetic outcome post-procedure. 

If one breast has a larger conus (or volume) than the other but the breast envelopes are the same size, breast augmentation using either breast implants or a fat transfer in the smaller breast can equalize your breast size. Patients who are hoping for larger breasts in general can also opt to have different-sized implants placed in each breast.

On the other hand, if your breasts differ in both volume and envelope size, you may need both a breast reduction and a breast lift to make them match. This is effective for patients who desire overall smaller breasts as well.

You can look at our breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lift pages for more information on what these procedures entail.

The Procedure

We make sure you have the information you need to feel informed about your decision, from your inquiry about our practice through the consultation and recovery.

Consultation

The first step is a thorough, collaborative consultation. Before surgery, we provide:

  • 60- to 90-minute in-depth initial consultations with a complete medical history review and physical assessment by Dr. Maman
  • Multiple pre-op visits to answer all your questions
  • Specialized surgery coordinators to help you navigate scheduling, financial, and insurance processes

Surgery

Once you’ve decided to move forward with surgery, we emphasize convenience, comfort, and a smooth recovery. This includes:

  • Convenient NYC operating facilities
  • Luxury recovery room options at NYC hotels
  • Complimentary, custom post-operative support garments and scar treatment regimens
  • Attentive and routine aftercare visits

Personalized, Holistic Patient-Centered Approach

Understanding each patient’s personal and clinical needs is central to our practice. We customize treatment plans for each patient, and each patient receives Dr. Maman’s personal contact information along with direct round-the-clock access to our nurse and surgical coordinator.

“He is the authority in his field and has my trust and loyalty from now on. I love my refreshed, natural results.”

Results & Recovery

Our priority is to provide the highest degree of comfort for our patients throughout their breast augmentation procedure and recovery.

We schedule multiple pre-op appointments to make sure that our patients are fully informed and know exactly what to expect from the procedure. We also stay in close contact during the pre-op period in order to ensure that each patient receives prompt and personalized care.

Once surgery is complete, local patients have the option to recover at home in NYC or in one of our luxury recovery rooms located in select hotels in the city. Recovery timelines vary depending on procedure, and our thorough aftercare options ensure optimized recovery and results.

For more information, read our FAQs below.

See our results. Contact us to find the right approach for you.

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Meet Dr. Daniel Maman

Dr. Daniel Maman is a Harvard fellowship-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon specialized in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face.

Breast asymmetry correction FAQs

How much do you charge for a breast asymmetry correction surgery?

The price for breast asymmetry correction surgery depends on the type of procedure you need and if you are combining your breast asymmetry correction with another procedure, like a breast lift. After your initial consultation with Dr. Maman, our specialized surgical coordinators will provide you with an itemized price quote.

Am I a good candidate for breast asymmetry correction surgery?

Although meeting with Dr. Maman is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a breast asymmetry correction procedure, patients who are generally healthy, non-smokers, with fully matured but significantly uneven breasts see excellent results.

Surgical Procedure FAQs

Do breast asymmetry corrections affect nipple sensation?

You may have numbness and a loss of sensitivity in your nipples immediately after your surgery, but this situation will likely resolve within a few months. If nipple sensation is important to you, make sure you bring it up in our consultation with Dr. Maman. He can make sure your surgical procedure plan uses techniques more likely to preserve feeling in your nipples.

Can I still breastfeed after a breast asymmetry correction?

If you were able to breastfeed before your correction surgery, even with your asymmetry, you should be able to breastfeed afterward. It is important Dr. Maman knows if you are hoping to breastfeed in the future, as that will impact your surgical plan.

Where will my surgery be performed? How long does breast asymmetry correction surgery take?

Dr. Maman usually performs breast asymmetry correction surgeries at an in-office, AAAASF-certified facility or an outpatient ambulatory surgery center (ASC). He also has operating privileges at Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and Englewood Hospital. We work with you to select the best facility for your needs.

Your surgery can last between two and four hours, depending on your clinical presentation. Combining your correction with another procedure like a breast lift or tummy tuck will increase your time in the operating room.

Can I combine my breast asymmetry correction surgery with other surgical procedures?

While it depends on what type of procedures you are hoping to combine, the answer is generally yes. Combining procedures can minimize overall recovery time and reduce costs. Dr. Maman will work with you to find the best way to achieve your cosmetic goals with the least amount of operating time so you can get back to living your life.

Recovery FAQs

How long does recovery take?

Recovery from breast asymmetry surgery is similar to recovery from other cosmetic breast procedures. Bruising, soreness, and swelling are all to be expected. You will likely be able to return to work after a few days, but your results will be better if you closely follow the postoperative activity restrictions and guidelines Dr. Maman provides.

While you will notice an immediate difference in your bustline, it can be several months before you see your final results. Since breast asymmetry correction is a major surgery, it is normal for swelling to take as much as 12 weeks to fully subside.

When can I work out after a breast asymmetry correction?

You can go back to light, lower-body only exercise like spinning or walking after two weeks. Workouts that involve your upper body, like yoga, weight lifting, and swimming, should be avoided for four to six weeks after your surgery.

It is important to remember that feeling recovered is not the same as actually being healed. Easing back into your fitness regimen will reduce the risk of complications and protect your results.

How do I treat scars after surgery?

Dr. Maman will provide you with detailed scar treatment protocols, medical-grade creams, and tapes to minimize your scarring.

Will the surgery require follow-up visits?

Because we value our patients’ health and satisfaction above everything else, we do not charge for post-operative visits, whether they are part of your detailed follow-up plan during the first year after surgery or the annual visits that we recommend to ensure your final results are maintained.

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