About Breast Asymmetry
Breast Asymmetry (Uneven Breast) surgery is performed to give the breasts a more even look to the breasts, where they may be a different size or a different shape. There are many options to correct this including implants, reducing or lifting a breast or fat grafting to get symmetry.
During your initial consultation with Dr Ritz, he will discuss the procedure with you, pre operatively, what happens during the surgery and your post operative care, and any risks or complications involved, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. He will ask you questions about your medical history, and about your breasts. Your breasts will be assessed, and measured, he will discuss with you your expectations and desired outcome. It is important you understand your options so you can make the right decision about your surgery. We have the latest 3D Vectra imaging machine, where we can take 3D photographs of you to show you a 3D image of an idea of how your result will look. You will have another consultation about 2 weeks prior to your procedure, to discuss the surgery again and answer any further questions you may have.
During the surgery
On the day of surgery you will admit anywhere from 30 mins-2 hours prior to surgery depending on the hospital you are at, Dr Ritz will see you again and draw pre operative markings on you, the anaesthetist will also speak to you. They surgery is performed and drain tubes are placed to remove any excess fluid. Once the procedure is finished you will be in recovery and then either stay 1 night or go home.
You may need to stay 1 night in hospital, or just as day surgery depending on what is done. You will have drain tubes in for 24 hours, once these are removed you are fitted with a bra that you are required to wear for 6 weeks day and night. We will see you weekly for the first few weeks.
Post Operative Care
You are unable to drive for the first 2 weeks, you are also limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and going to the gym for the first 6 weeks.