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Breast Asymmetry New York City



Women who are not happy with the proportions of their breasts are suitable candidates for breast asymmetry procedures. Dr. Lao will perform an initial assessment, discuss your aesthetic goals, and go over your medical history.

At our esteem practice in NYC, breast asymmetry correction is frequently requested. Breast asymmetry is a condition that occurs where one breast has a different size, volume, or position from the other. It’s a common occurrence in most women and may be caused by hormonal changes, puberty, or trauma. Extreme fluctuations in weight along with pregnancy can also contribute to different breast sizes and shapes.

While there is usually no cause for concern with breast asymmetry, larger variations in size can make it difficult for a woman to wear certain styles of clothing and bras. In cases where a sudden change in breast density occurs, they will be analyzed for indications of cancer. Dr. Lao will develop a treatment plan depending on the type of breast asymmetry experienced.

Dr. William Lao is a top plastic surgeon specializing in breast asymmetry surgery in NYC.

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What is Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Breast asymmetry can be addressed with breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a combination of both. Dr. Lao will assess your breast contours to determine the proper course of action. In cases where one breast sags lower than the other, a breast lift can be performed to bring them more in line with one another. This process involves the removal of excess skin and underlying tissue to make the necessary corrections.

Women who experience more extreme differences in size may find that a breast augmentation is a suitable option. This procedure requires the placement of breast implants to increase their size. Combining both techniques can provide a comprehensive improvement in the breast contours.

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Women who are not happy with the proportions of their breasts are suitable candidates for breast asymmetry procedures. Dr. Lao will perform an initial assessment of your breasts, discuss your aesthetic goals, and go over your medical history to help determine if you are a suitable candidate for breast asymmetry procedures.

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What are the Benefits of Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Over the many years of performing plastic surgery, Dr. Lao has seen his patients reap the following benefits from undergoing Breast Asymmetry Correction:

  • Better fitting clothing

  • Even, symmetrical breasts

  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

  • Improved quality of life

  • Rounder, fuller breasts

  • Symmetrical, well-shaped nipples and areolas

What’s the First Step?

If you feel like you need or want to have a Breast Asymmetry Correction performed on you, please contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Lao. During this time, you will be able to express your aesthetic desires and find out what the best procedure for you is.

A Message from NYC Breast Asymmetry Expert, Dr. William Lao

“Breast asymmetry is a common problem that plagues a lot of women. The surgical techniques I employ are designed to help give women more balanced breasts. Since I began practicing, I’ve helped hundreds of women achieve more symmetrical breasts that they can carry with confidence. My office in New York City is a top-of-the-line facility with a modern design and passionate staff who truly cares about your experience and your journey. We are here to help address any questions or concerns you may have and guide you through your journey to a body you feel more comfortable in. I’m confident that my experience, artistic eye, and precise technique will help you achieve the look of your dreams. I look forward to meeting you!”

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Asymmetry Correction

There are several different procedures that Dr. Lao uses to correct asymmetrical breasts, and depending on the plan that is discussed will determine what will happen the day you come in.

Breast Implants – Performed under general anesthesia, Dr. Lao will make a single incision in a discreet location, separate your breast tissue from the muscles and connective tissue of your chest, and insert the implant. He will then suture up the incision and bandage it up. The operation can take a few hours with an additional couple of hours in recovery.

Breast Lift – Done with sedation and local anesthesia, Dr. Lao will make a small discreet incision which he will use to remove excess breast skin and reposition your nipples to a higher position. He will then bring in your breast skin and close the incision. This procedure usually takes between 2 and 3 hours.

Breast Reduction – Using general anesthesia, Dr. Lao makes an incision around your areola and down each breast. He will then remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size of each breast. Then he will reshape the breast and reposition the nipple and areola. He will then close up the incision and apply a compression bandage.

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Breast Asymmetry Correction Recovery

You will be able to return home the same day following your breast asymmetry correction, however, you should arrange for someone to drive you home. Dr. Lao will probably install some semi-discreet drainage tubes to assist in the reduction of blood or fluid build-up as you heal. He will also wrap you with a compression garment to reduce swelling and help your breasts maintain their proper shape as they heal.

You will need a few weeks to recover and should have a friend or family member be available to assist you during this time since you will be unable to lift anything or do your typical home chores during this period.

After a few weeks, you should be able to do minor tasks and slowly return to an exercise routine. It will take several months for your breasts to fully heal, after which they will settle into their final, symmetrical shape and position that you will love.

Why Choose Dr. Lao?

Dr. William Lao is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is proud to have attended Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lao has over a decade of experience and has been listed as a Top Doc in the aesthetic magazine, NewBeauty. Dr. Lao prides himself on patient safety and his ability to connect with his patients.

How Much Does Breast Asymmetry Correction Cost in New York City?

The cost of a Breast Asymmetry Correction in New York City depends on the individual needs of each patient. Please make an appointment with Dr. Lao in his Manhattan office for details related to the cost. After your consultation, he will provide you with an accurate price for your breast asymmetry procedure in NYC.


Is Breast Asymmetry Correction painful?

Dr. Lao will administer some anesthesia before your procedure, so you should not feel any pain. Your recovery may have some discomfort and mild pain, but you will also be able to treat this with some pain medication and the application of ice bags or cold compresses.

How long until I see results?

It will take about three months to fully see the results of your Breast Asymmetry Correction surgery.

Can I combine Breast Asymmetry Correction with other procedures?

Your Breast Asymmetry Correction may already consist of several procedures to get you your dream breasts, but many of our patients have combined it with other cosmetic surgeries such as a Rhinoplasty, Brazilian Butt Lift, or a Tummy Tuck. If you are interested in having additional work done, please discuss this with Dr. Lao during your consultation.

What are the risks associated with Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Dr. Lao uses his years of experience to avoid any potential risks, but there is always a minor risk factor when undergoing body augmentations, such as:

  • Changes in breast and nipple sensation
  • Fat Necrosis (fatty tissue deep in the skin that could die)
  • Hard Lump development
  • Numbness (temporary or permanent)
  • Permanant Pigmentation changes
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Swelling and Bruising

Schedule Your Consultation

Our primary goal is to help patients achieve beautiful results that look natural and beautiful. Dr. Lao specializes in breast asymmetry correction in Manhattan and will happily guide you through the entire surgical process. If you’re interested in learning more about breast asymmetry, contact our office in New York City to schedule your consultation today.

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