Do you have uneven, saggy, or small breasts?
Dr Isolde Hertess is a qualified plastic surgeon, and she and her team at Cairns Plastic Surgery strive to satisfy every customer in making them more confident with their body.
Before getting any Queensland plastic surgery, remember to consult with our team and consider your options thoroughly. It’s our goal to offer complete patient education so you know exactly what to expect from your plastic surgery experience.
Why are my breasts uneven?
Generally speaking, both of your breasts will probably not be exactly the same size or shape. In fact most women will have one breast larger than the other. However in many cases, the difference is almost impossible to spot.
Having different breast sizes is not necessarily an area of concern, but if you’ve recently noticed a rapid increase in the difference between them – and you’re not going through puberty of course – then we encourage you to book an appointment for a breast scan as soon as possible.
However, whenever you gain weight, including from pregnancy, your body doesn’t gain the weight symmetrically. Therefore, your breasts can become uneven.
Often genetics can play a part as well, just like how a lot of people’s feet are not the same size.
In short, most women have asymmetrical breasts, and in some cases, may feel uncomfortable with the size difference.
Do asymmetric or uneven breasts come from breastfeeding?
Your breasts are made up of connective tissue, fat, and milk ducts.
Therefore, if you don’t have the same amount of milk in both breasts and if your baby feeds from one of your breasts more than the other, then it’s likely one breast will be smaller than the other.
Can breast augmentation improve sagging breasts?
If your uneven or sagging breasts appear to be permanent and this is something that bothers you personally, then you might want to consider getting breast augmentation and/or a breast lift.
A breast augmentation in Queensland, also known as breast implants or a mammoplasty, may make your breasts more equal by inserting a smaller implant in the smaller breast to balance them out.
If you want to simultaneously make both breasts bigger and make them more even, you may opt for two implants of different sizes.
This will not only even up the size of your breasts, but increase the size, too.
The procedure is carried out via a saline implant being inserted in front or behind your chest wall and then getting filled with sterile salt water.
If you’re dealing with sagging breasts more so than uneven breasts, a breast lift in Cairns may be a more suitable procedure.
This procedure, also known as a mastopexy, works by removing loose skin and essentially ‘tightening’ and raising the breasts, restoring a perkier and more youthful bustline.
A breast lift can be performed in conjunction with an augmentation, so it may be possible to insert a small implant in the smaller breast, and then also lift both the breasts.
What should I consider before getting a boob job?
For implants or a breast lift, it’s important to consider before and aftercare for the procedure, including fasting a few hours before and ensuring you are prepared to give your body the necessary time to recover following your surgery.
Remember, both augmentation and breast lift are major types of surgery; as such it is expected that you will need time off work and household activities in order to optimise your recovery.
Your Cairns Plastic Surgery team is here to help you, so please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns, no matter how trivial you think they may be.
Your safety and confidence is our utmost priority; we are here for you every step of the way.
What to know before getting implants
When getting breast implants, you may experience the following after-effects up to a few weeks after your surgery:
- Breast pain
- Implant rupture
- Implant leakage
- Nipple and breast sensitivity
It’s also really important to be aware that getting implants can affect how you breastfeed.
If you are currently pregnant or want to have children in the near future, your surgeon may suggest delaying the surgery.
What to know before getting a breast lift
- You health
- Your lifestyle
- Your dietary habits
- Your genetics
- Your age
- Your fitness
- The surgical techniques involved
- If you gain weight
- If you get pregnant
It’s also important to note that a breast lift won’t necessarily make your breasts appear bigger.
How can I make my breasts more even?
Cairns Plastic surgery can help!
If you are thinking about breast lift or augmentation, we invite you to book a free, private conversation with a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse. During this no-obligation conversation, we will listen to your needs and answer any questions you may have.