What is Breast Asymmetry Surgery?

Breast Asymmetry surgery is a corrective surgery to improve the difference in the shape and size of a person’s breasts. If you are dealing with noticeably different sizes in your breasts, then you might have considered breast asymmetry surgery before now.

It is completely normal to notice minor differences in the sizes or shape of your breasts. If you are feeling self-conscious about the way they look then corrective surgery may help you bring back the confidence that you’ve been lacking.


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Surgery Time

2 - 4 Hours

Time Off

1 - 2 Weeks



Full Recovery

4 to 6 weeks

Is Breast Asymmetry Surgery for me?

Breast Asymmetry Surgery that involves a change to the position, size or shape of one or both breasts. Further changes to the breasts happen with age, and it’s not a suitable procedure for everyone.

Things to consider:

  • Age. Ageing is a natural process and over time other changes to your body will occur with the help of gravity. 
  • Breast Size. Heavier breasts may not last as long after being lifted due to their weight. 
  • Lifestyle choices such as, Smoking. There is an increased risk of complications from surgery if you are smoker which may prevent you from being eligible for surgery. 

Even Appearance

Get the look you wanted

Improved Confidence

Find the balance you always wanted

If Breast Asymmetry Surgery sounds like the perfect procedure for you and you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us below for a consultation with James Wokes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Undergoing plastic surgery is a major decision and you must be aware of what the treatment entails. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions people ask before making a final decision.

There are several options to treat breast asymmetry. Mr Wokes will discuss the following options in a formal consultation:

  • Making the smaller breast larger to meet the size of the opposite breast.
  • A breast reduction to make the larger breast smaller to match.
  • Adjusting the size of both breasts with breast augmentation surgery.
  • A breast lift to adjust the position of your breasts and where they sit on your chest.

Breast asymmetry surgery can take up to 3 hours, especially if you are having multiple procedures, it may take longer. 

You are likely to need one night stay in hospital and may require breast drains in some circumstances. These are commonly removed after 1-2 days. A support garment will be fitted and you should wear this day and night for 6 weeks followed by a further 6 weeks at night. You will be discharged from hospital once safe to do so with a prescription of oral antibiotics and painkillers. No strenuous activity should be undertaken for 6 weeks. Mr Wokes will arrange to see you at 1 week, 6 weeks and 12 weeks after your surgery.

Breast asymmetry is common and may be a result of various reason such as weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, breastfeeding or simply, genetics.

Breast asymmetry is very common and completely normal. A significant and sudden change in the shape or size of one breast resulting in uneven breasts may be cause for concern so requires expedient investigation. It is important to check for any changes in your breast. More information can be found here.

Breast Asymmetry is completely normal, and many women will choose to accept it. However, if it is an area of your body that affects you and your confidence then it might be one of the procedures you can benefit from.

Breast asymmetry surgery results can last up to a lifetime, but it is important that natural forces can affect results over time such as weight changes, pregnancy and ageing.

You should always check your surgeon is registered and has the right to practice before deciding. You can check your surgeon is registered through the general medical council.

You can also find out more information about cosmetic procedures through BAPRAS and BAAPS