There are many different faces of breast asymmetry. The problem can be volume, shape or nipple position. Fortunately, all of these can be addressed with a lifting procedure (known as a mastopexy). If volume discrepancy is the issue, then tissue can be removed from the larger breast to even them out. If an implant is going to be used, then different sizes of implants can be employed to create better symmetry. If the shape is our problem, the lift can be designed differently from one side to the other to get a closer match (although NO ONE is completely even, not matter how hard we try!!). Nipple position and diameter/size can also be adjusted differentially to improve conformity.
The form of mastopexy most frequently employed is a wise patter or keyhole lift. With this lift, skin is take from the lower breast, the nipple slides up into the key hole and the vertical lines on each side rotate into the middle to tighten the lower breast and cover it with skin. This brings the nipple up, can change its size or shape, and tightens the skin around the newly shaped breast mound.
A mastopexy is a very versatile procedure to help establish aesthetic harmony and is one of the most important tools to address asymmetry. Make sure you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your surgery so that you get the best result you possibly can from your lifting procedure.