Breast asymmetry surgery

Breast asymmetry surgery is a corrective procedure which is undertaken in order to achieve symmetrical breasts. It aims to match the two asymmetrical breasts as closely as possible, addressing significant discrepancies between them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is breast asymmetry surgery?

What is breast asymmetry surgery?

Breast asymmetry surgery, also known as breast asymmetry correction, is a procedure which helps achieve matching breasts so that they are symmetrical. In this way, breast asymmetry surgery is able to address significant differences between the shape and size of the breasts. While minor differences between the breasts are considered normal, breast asymmetry surgery focuses on the correction of noticeable differences, changing the size, shape or position of the breasts so that they are more equal.

In some cases, individual circumstances will mean that female breast development has been hampered, leading to the need for breast asymmetry surgery. These could be chest wall trauma or burns which have been suffered in childhood.

The different options offered by breast asymmetry surgery include making a breast smaller through a breast reduction, enlarging a breast through breast augmentation, or repositioning a breast which may be dropping into a more normal position through a breast lift. Alternatively, both breasts may be made bigger or smaller.

Am I candidate for breast asymmetry surgery?

Breast size discrepancy is fairly common, but can still be the source of worry for some women – uneven breast surgery is able to restore self-confidence in women who may have felt self-conscious about the difference between their breast sizes.

Patients should take advantage of the full consultative process offered by Breastclinik, undergoing examinations and discussing their expectations pertaining to volume and shape before agreeing on a surgical plan.

How is breast asymmetry surgery performed?

Elena can use a number of techniques in the remodelling of breast tissue, depending on the requirements and preferences of the patient. Tissue grafts, implants, fat transfers and expanders are among the surgical options available to Breastclinik patients.

Elena will go through all of the pre-surgery investigations needed personally with each patient. Patients will not eat or drink for a six hour window before breast asymmetry surgery is undertaken. An anaesthetist will be present to discuss the chosen form of anaesthesia prior to the patient entering the operating room.

Irrespective of which surgical route is agreed upon, as breasts change over time there can be the option for further surgical adjustments to be made in the future, so as to retain the symmetry of the breasts. The likelihood of the requirement for revision surgery can be augmented by a large difference between the breasts prior to surgery. Elena will ensure patients have a total understanding of the present and future surgical options which are available to them and will talk through each choice with the patient before a decision is agreed upon.

What are the risks of breast asymmetry surgery?

Breast asymmetry surgery is considered safe. However, as with all surgical procedures, there is a small risk that potential complications will arise. These include chest pain, infection, excessive bleeding and the need for revision surgery in the future.

There is also a low rate of other complications such as fluid accumulation around the operation site, skin discolouration, skin wrinkling over the implant, calcium deposits in the implant’s scar capsule, and breastfeeding difficulties.

Breast asymmetry surgery recovery time

Patients can be required to stay in hospital overnight following breast asymmetry surgery. Following breast asymmetry surgery, recovery time typically takes up to two weeks before normal activities can be resumed. It is usually longer before full exercise can begin again.

You may be given a supportive garment which is designed to minimise swelling and aid recovery. In some cases a small tube may be placed under the skin temporarily for the purpose of draining excess fluid. Heavy lifting should be avoided during the recovery period, and you should seek medical attention if symptoms such as temperature fluctuations, heavy bleeding and worsening redness arise. You may be given medications to take orally or apply to the skin in order to reduce the risk of infection and aid healing.

Why choose Elena's Breast Aesthetic Clinic?

Elena is a cosmetic surgeon whose work is internationally recognised; she has been bestowed with a number of awards over the course of her career. Patients at Elena’s Breast Aesthetic Clinic have the advantage of a respected female consultant with an empathetic attitude. The Clinic is renowned for its cutting-edge techniques, ‘patient first’ ethos and superb aftercare. Patients have the choice of a number of UK locations from Bristol to Sussex and London.

Will breast asymmetry surgery impair my ability to breastfeed?

In general, mothers are able to breastfeed following breast asymmetry surgery. Some patients do experience a reduction in nipple sensation after breast asymmetry surgery, which in turn can make the triggering of the milk let-down reflex harder. In some individual cases, reduced milk supply may also be experienced. If you do plan to breastfeed following breast asymmetry surgery, Elena will be able to provide you with the latest information on this topic and answer any questions which you may have.

Breast asymmetry surgery cost

The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.

The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.

Surgery costs from £5,800
Initial consultation fee £150

Advice On Breast Implants

Since December 2018, many regulatory bodies around the World have issued statements regarding their own position and some have limited the distribution of other textured devices. The advice does vary from country to country because the research data available is limited and not conclusive. None have called for the precautionary removal or replacement of textured devices that are already inside patients’ breasts.

Breast implants however are not lifelong devices and in general will need removal or replacement at some point. In an effort to have more robust data about both conditions, the Breast and Cosmetic Implant register (BCIR) collects breast implant data for patients in England and Scotland. The MHRA continues to collect and analyse UK information through a reporting system. It also has links with up to date information from international public health organisations. The most recent advice from MHRA on BIA-ALCL was updated on the 4th April 2019.

View the MHRA statement on Allergan

Download the BAAPS statement on ALCL

Surgery details

Anaesthetic:  General

Anaesthetic:  General

Follow up: 1,4,12 weeks,12 months

Follow up: 1,4,12 weeks,12 months

Hospital stay: Overnight stay
Hospital stay: Overnight stay
Final result: 3-12 months

Final result: 3-12 months

Surgical time: 2.5-3 hours

Surgical time: 2.5-3 hours

Recovery time:  4-8 weeks

Recovery time:  4-8 weeks

What our patients say

  • What a skilled, talented, honest and kind surgeon! I had hoped for an improvement in the way my breasts looked but instead of an improvement, I got perfection! Any concern and query I have had, both pre- and post- surgery has been dealt with immediately and efficiently. My entire care has been phenomenal! Elena has a fantastic team that all work brilliantly together. I thank the lucky stars I landed in her hands!

    Patient at Ridgeway BMI Swindon
  • I can't recommend Elena enough. Elena was wonderful from the beginning completely understanding made me feel so comfortable she understood what it was I wanted to be done and why. Not long after my consultation, I had the surgery done a full tummy tuck, breast augmentation and some lipo and it was truly the best thing I have ever done. Elena has done an amazing job I only ever dreamed I could look like this after looking the way I did. Elena has been wonderful throughout the care before, during and after

    Patient at Queen Victoria Hospital
  • My first meeting with Miss Prousskaia was great. The process from start to finish was made simple & everything was arranged to suit me. If I had any concerns, worries or questions all I had to do was send an email to Miss Prousskaia & she would get back to me even if she was in surgery at the time. Miss Prousskaia has changed not only my body for the better but my life too & also my kids lives. Miss Prousskaia for me has made my dreams a reality. I will always be grateful for her work but also her care & understanding, she is a very talented & special lady.

    Patient at The Bristol Nuffield Hospital at Chesterfield
  • What a sweetie Elena is. She put me totally at ease during my consultation explaining everything in detail and discussed my expectations. The results are far better than I could have hoped for. I have a waist for the first time and I cannot stop smiling. It's given me so much confidence, I wish I'd done it sooner. Elena is a remarkable lady, who I cannot thank enough.

    Patient at The Mcindoe Centre
  • My daughter was born with a severe congenital deformity called tuberous breasts. Elena is so professional, warm and friendly. She took her time and explained exactly how she could correct her breasts. The surgery has been so successful, my daughter's breasts are absolutely perfect and natural looking. The scarring resulting from surgery is so minimal, smooth and neat, we are astounded and Elena is also so pleased. My daughter's personality has completely transformed. She is now so happy, vivacious and confident. I cannot praise or recommend Elena enough.

    Carer at BMI Bath Clinic
  • Elena has performed breast reconstruction on me following cancer. She is the most conscientious and skilled Dr I have met. She is direct and ensures you understand everything. Following her brilliant surgery, she is dedicated to your aftercare to the level I have never seen before. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She has made me feel me again.

    Patient at Queen Victoria Hospital
  • First, l would like to thank Elena, it was a pleasure to meet her she is so kind and understanding, After years of being so uncomfortable and having constant pain in my shoulders from having large breast. In October of this year, I had a breast reduction and uplift surgery. The difference it has made is amazing I didn’t realise it could make such a difference I now have more confidence in social situations which pre-surgery I would avoid. The pain in my shoulders has gone and I feel great. I would also like to empathise that there is no pain after surgery just a little discomfort. I would recommend Elena to anyone thinking of having surgery. She’s the best . Thank you once’s again.

    Patient at Bristol Spire
  • From start to to finish my experience has been first class. I have Poland Syndrome and wanted my chest reduced. Elena is a truly amazing surgeon, and has a great team. Elena is fantastic, so understanding and caring, she has a real passion for her work, always wanting the best for you. I can honestly say if you are looking for a top surgeon go meet her, you won’t be disappointed. I believe she has a remarkable talent and I was so lucky to find her.

    Male Patient Spire Bristol
  • Firstly, I would like to say that I would highly recommend Elena to anyone considering a breast augmentation. Elena was the second plastic surgeon I had a consultation with for a breast enlargement operation, recommended to me by a friend who had recently undergone surgery with her and from the moment I picked up the phone to book my first consultation with her the whole process was flawless. I had quite a difficult case with very little under boob but Elena managed to work her magic and gave me the size and look that I have always wanted even with this tricky starting point. I wish I had done this sooner, the difference is truly life changing

    Patient Bath BMI Hospital
  • Ever since I became a teenager and developed breasts, I have always considered a breast augmentation. I had researched the procedure, surgeons and practices for over 20 years but it wasn't until last year that I felt confident enough to go ahead. Elena was the first (and only) surgeon that I had a consultation with. I was blown away with her extensive experience & dedication to helping people.   I am now 2 months on from my procedure and the end results are unbelievable! I don't think I really prepared myself for how fantastic my boobs could look! I feel sexy, confident and I am just so ridiculous happy with my new breasts. I am now just awaiting summer to show them off!  

    Patient at Bristol Spire