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Most patients that desire breast augmentation have some degree of asymmetry. Most commonly it is a difference in size but could also be a difference in shape. If the difference in size is quite significant, the larger breast may have sag and need a lift at the same time implants are placed. For many patients this is not an issue, and we try to improve symmetry as much as possible by choosing the correct implants and volume. This woman was bothered by the difference in size of her breasts. In her case a significant adjustment was needed, and it was not appropriate to just fill the same implant more on one side. This could result in the smaller breast looking wider or having excess fullness above. Therefore, it is important to take careful measurements of breast width and determine the best profile. This patient’s smaller breast needed considerably more volume but not a proportionate amount of increased width. Therefore, a moderate plus implant was placed on the right and a moderate implant placed on the left. She was very pleased with her result.

Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Hubbard

Case Number: 796

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