In general, every woman has some degree of asymmetry between their breasts. These differences can be seen anywhere from the rib cage, to the chest muscle, to the breast itself.
Rib cage differences are often seen in patients with scoliosis, or twisting of the spine [PICTURE]. This causes one side of the chest wall to protrude forward more than the other side.
Other times, the chest wall can bow out (pectus carinatum) or bow in (pectus excavatum). When it bows out, the breasts tend to slide to the side, the cleavage is wide, and the nipples point outwards. When the chest wall bows in, the breasts tend to slide toward the middle, the cleavage is narrow, and the nipples point inwards. Dr. Pancholi takes this into consideration when planning surgery to improve your symmetry.
Breast differences encompass the size, shape, position of the breast tissue, nipple, and skin. In obvious cases the difference between two breasts can be quite substantial, causing both physical imbalance and emotional distress for the patient.
Common Types of Breast Asymmetries
Dr. Pancholiís goal with corrective breast surgery is to create breasts that match each other as closely as possible in both size and shape. This may best be achieved with corrective breast surgery on one breast or both breasts. As every patient different, Dr. Pancholi uses both his artistry and surgical skill set to provide you with the best possible outcome with this sophisticated surgery.