22yr old with breast Hypoplasia (under development) and different shape of chest wall (left breast points significantly more outwards). Underwent 350cc medium profile polyurethane implant based breast augmentation.
Breast Hypoplasia/underdevelopment is a complex 3D correction and has to address in various degrees: skin shortage, volume of breast tissue, and nipple areolar complex shape. Often patients may require a number of procedures throughout their lifetime, including volume replacement (augmentation) usually first, then secondary treatments including fat transfer and surgery to the nipple areolar complex.
All paired structures in the body have some form of asymmetry including the breast. These differences can include some of the following:
- 1. Chest wall/rib cage shape – this will determine the way your breast projects i.e. directly forwards, outwards or rarely inwards.
- 2. Breast volume – slight variation between sides is completely normal.
- 3. Nipple position on the breast, its height (measured from the notch between the collar bones to the nipple), the nipple distance from the midline and from the fold under the breast.
- 4. Height of the fold under the breast
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.
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