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Breast Asymmetry

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All women are born with some degree of breast asymmetry. It’s simply part of what makes us human. However, for certain women, this breast asymmetry may be significant, resulting in poor body image and low self-esteem. Breast asymmetry can also be the result from a less than ideal prior breast augmentation, and is one of the primary reasons for breast revision surgery. Breast asymmetry can range from a difference in breast size, breast shape, or position on the chest wall. Dr. David Sieber has extensive training in the correction of breast asymmetry whether congenital or from prior surgeries. During your initial consultation, he’ll work with you to determine the underlying cause of your breast asymmetry and to come up with the best plan for achieving more natural symmetry in your breasts.

Breast asymmetry can cause physical as well as emotional issues. Clothes may not fit the way that you want and patients with breast asymmetry often report feeling self-conscious.

Improvements to Breast Asymmetry:*

  • Differences in breast shape
  • Asymmetry of breast size
  • Differences in position of the breast/implant on the chest wall
  • Asymmetry of the breast fold
  • Symmastia (breasts too close together)
  • A breast which is too far out to the side (lateral)

Quick Facts

  • Length: 1-3 hours
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Inpt/Outpt: Outpatient
  • Side effects: Bruising, swelling, pain
  • Recovery: 1 week off from work

To find out more about breast asymmetry surgery with Dr. David Sieber at Sieber Plastic Surgery, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.

Breast Asymmetry Surgery Techniques

Dr. Sieber performs his breast asymmetry surgery under general anesthesia. During your pre-operative visits, he’ll work with you to determine exactly which techniques will deliver the best aesthetic results and ideal symmetry. This may include the use of a breast implant, performing a breast lift, performing a breast reduction, or using fat transfer.

Preparing for Breast Asymmetry Surgery

As with any major surgery, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.

Recovery From Breast Asymmetry Surgery

Recovery from breast asymmetry surgery is going to depend on the techniques used to correct your asymmetry. You can expect some swelling and discomfort for the first few days following surgery, but this should begin to subside within 24-48 hours.* If a breast implant is placed, your recovery may take longer. It is important to be patient and kind to yourself during your post-operative period as your body heals.

After surgery, you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks, and you shouldn’t lift anything heavier than 10 lbs. You may begin to perform light exercise at 2 weeks post op, but should avoid any chest exercises such as push-ups. You may begin more intense exercise at 4 weeks, and will be released to full activities at 6 weeks following surgery.


Q: I had breast augmentation surgery in the past and now one of my breasts is firmer and higher on my chest wall compared to the other one. What is going on?

A: It sounds like you might have developed a capsular contracture around your breast implant. To fix this, you’ll need to have your implant removed along with the capsule surrounding it.* During the same surgery, a new implant will be placed into a newly created pocket.

Q: How do I know that my problem won’t happen again?

A: During your surgery Dr. Sieber may use a mesh which acts as an internal sling to help prevent your breast asymmetry from reoccurring. There are no guarantees, but Dr. Sieber will use all of his additional training specifically in dealing with breast asymmetry to make sure you have the best long term aesthetic outcome.*

Q: How long will it take to see my results?

A: If your breast asymmetry is severe then the results should be evident immediately after surgery.* However, in most breast surgery cases, it may take 3-6 months before the breast implants have fully settled.* Be patient during this process, and let Dr. Sieber know if you have any questions or concerns.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.


I couldn’t be more pleased and excited about the refresh Dr. Sieber did on my face using a combination of botox and fillers. I had a baby a year ago and my face looked completely deflated. It felt to me that I looked like I had aged 5 years instantly by having a baby over 40. Dr. Sieber looked closely at my face and listened to my desires and fears in terms of the results I was seeking. I really liked that he took a conservative approach and followed up to check in and tweak things once the fillers and I had time to settle in.*

Dr. Sieber is a caring, friendly and talented doctor. I had two long consultations (free of charge) before scheduling my BBL (Brazilian butt lift). The staff and Dr. Sieber made me feel calm and relaxed the day of surgery. The results are amazing. Dr. Sieber understands a woman’s body and totally changed the shape of mine. I could not recommend him highly enough. I now go to him for my Botox and Juvederm.*

Dr. Sieber was fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he was patient with my questions and never made me feel pressured about making a decision. Once deciding that I was going to move forward with a breast augmentation, he made sure that I understood the process of the procedure and what I could expect post-surgery. I could not be happier with the results!*

Dr. Sieber is the best. I interviewed with numerous doctors. He pays close attention to detail. He called and checked on me and my results on a regular basis. My tummy procedure exceeded my expectation.*

Dr Sieber was very kind, knowledgeable and patient. He was able to answer all of my questions and put me completely at ease during the consultation as well as during the actual procedure. He made sure that I understood each part of the process which went a long way in alleviating my fears…after all, this is my face!*

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results. All images feature models except for before and after images.

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Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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