Breast Asymmetry

Breast Asymmetry Correction

It is not uncommon for every woman to notice a slight difference in the size of her breasts. Any changes in sizing that occur quickly, however, should be discussed with your physician immediately. The rule of thumb is that most breast asymmetries are less than a cup size in difference. Breast asymmetry correction surgery is the process of making your breasts appear more symmetrical in appearance and even in size. Who better than to perform breast asymmetry surgery than a female plastic surgeon?

Why have breast asymmetry correction surgery?

  • To achieve symmetry in your breast size
  • To better fit into bras
  • To better fit into clothing
  • To avoid the use of prosthetic breast inserts
  • To feel more confident

Some breast asymmetry corrective surgeries are considered reconstructive in nature and, therefore, may be covered by insurance. Contact your insurance provider to determine your surgical benefits and then review your provider plan to determine if Dr. Christine Sullivan and The Sullivan Centre facility are in-network with your provider.


Most reputable, board certified plastic surgeons prefer not to perform cosmetic surgery on a woman before she turns 18; however, due to the reconstructive nature of this procedure, exceptions can be made based on the physical and mental maturity of the patient. In general, the best surgical results are obtained when surgery is performed a minimum of two years after the onset of menses. At that point in time, the breasts have usually achieved stable growth.

Surgery for the correction of breast asymmetry may involve one or more procedures. After examining you at your consultation, Dr. Christine Sullivan will discuss your individual options for correcting breast asymmetry.

At The Sullivan Centre, we always put safety first. Our ambulatory surgical center has been licensed by the State of Ohio and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We have achieved a near zero percent infection rate. Furthermore, we only use board certified anesthesiologists for all of our operations.

The breast asymmetry correction procedure is performed at The Sullivan Centre and will take approximately two to three hours under anesthesia. The breast asymmetry correction is performed on an outpatient basis, therefore you can recover in the comfort of your own home. Most women can return to work in one week and can resume normal exercise in a few weeks.

All individual pre and post-operative needs will be discussed with our nursing team during your comprehensive pre-operative appointment.

Post-Op Results:

You will most likely be tired and sore for a few weeks following surgery. Specific recovery will depend on the exact nature of the surgery and the procedure(s) performed. Most women are able to return to work after one week and resume exercise after four weeks.  The nature of the procedures necessary will dictate the outcome however most women can expect to experience:

  • Improvement in self confidence
  • Freedom from restricting clothing choices due to the breast asymmetry
  • Wearing bras that fit properly

Real Patient Review

” Chris’s reputation is well deserved. She gave me an honest opinion about my outcome. She is very encouraging and caring.”

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Associated Procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation may be necessary to increase breast size to achieve symmetry.
  • Breast Reduction, or removal of breast tissue, may be necessary on one or both breasts to achieve symmetry.
  • Mastopexy to lift one or both breasts into the desired position may be necessary to achieve symmetry.
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The specific risks and possible complications as they relate to the breast asymmetry procedure will be discussed at your initial consultation.