Breast abnormalities are more common than you may think. They can result from a number of sources, including birth defects, disease, or injury. Most of these conditions are not life-threatening, but they can cause you considerable embarrassment and discomfort. Fortunately, most abnormalities are genetic and easily repaired.
So why suffer, especially when how you look and how you feel are so intertwined? There are breast surgery solutions for most every kind of breast deformity, no matter the cause. Here are some of the more common problems:
- Asymmetry: Every woman has some degree of asymmetry, since no two breasts are exactly the same size. Most of the time, the difference is negligible, but sometimes, a woman will develop asymmetrical breasts where one breast is a cup size or more larger than the other breast.
- Polythelia: This condition results in a third nipple. A benign birth defect, it occurs in both males and females. It appears to be a mole at first, but can become more defined as the breasts develop.
- Tubular Breasts: It’s not uncommon for women to develop small, narrow breasts with large areolas and pointed nipples. An experienced plastic surgeon can correct this abnormality, whether or not larger breasts are also desired.
- Lumpectomy: Most women know they can reconstruct their breasts after a mastectomy, but plastic surgery can correct misshapen breasts following a biopsy or lumpectomy, too.
There are many effective techniques to correct these problems. Be sure to choose an experienced female plastic surgeon who understands your issue and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Look at the surgeon’s corrective breast surgery results to be sure she has the necessary skills to provide you with normal and natural-looking results.
Choosing to improve the appearance of your breasts isn’t just about vanity. If breast abnormalities are causing intimacy issues, corrective breast surgery in Columbus can also help you overcome inhibitions and lead you to a healthy appreciation of your body.
You may be a candidate for corrective breast surgery if you are over the age of 18 (after your breasts have fully developed). While most elective surgery is not covered by insurance, breast surgery to repair birth defects or eliminate severe breast abnormalities often is. Check with your insurance representative to see if you are covered.
The first step towards having more normal-looking breasts is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Christine Sullivan to discuss your options. Dr. Sullivan will examine you and design the most effective surgical plan to address your particular condition. If you are like most women, you can resume many of your normal activities within a month—a short recovery time to be permanently free from the breast abnormalities you’ve had to endure.