Breast asymmetry

This is a difference in shape and volume between the two breasts. Whether congenital or acquired, this unsightly asymmetry is often a psychological burden for women.

To correct this breast asymmetry, your surgeon will either fit breast implants of different sizes to harmonise your breasts, or perform a breast reduction to balance the shape and volume of your breasts.


Your surgeon will often use a combination of techniques to symmetrise your breasts:

How does the operation work?

It goes without saying that this type of aesthetic procedure is highly personalised and will be discussed with your surgeon. One thing is certain, however: your operation will be carried out under general anaesthetic in outpatient hospital surgery.

Everything else, i.e. the length of the operation, the scars, the duration of the disability and the time needed to obtain the final result, will depend on the desired result and the techniques envisaged by your surgeon.


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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the website of the official body of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery :

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