As anisomastia described asymmetry of both breasts and refers to either small breasts or to a larger exhibiting a different degree of fall. Contrary to popular belief, it is a fairly common deformity that creates intense discomfort in young women in particular.
The operation briefly
It can be corrected surgically only or with the use of implants, depending on the problem presented by each breast. Usually, because there is a difference in size, we use inserts of different size or other shape (round or anatomical).
Anisomastia is corrected with special techniques that maintain breast function (aesthetics, breastfeeding). The appropriate technique is selected each time (straightening, reducing, increasing or combining) depending on the shape and size of each breast. The aim is at the end of the operation for the two breasts to be harmoniously matched with each other (both in shape and size).
You may have drains (rarely anymore) for 2-3 days to collect the fluid that comes out of the wound. There will be no pain and you should be absent from work for about 1 week. You will start sports activities in 4-6 weeks. You will immediately wear a sports bra to support the chest and help in its new shape. For 3-6 months the new breast will react differently to menstruation (until you get used to the new condition).
The marks will depend on the technique used. The incisions tend to be quite brown during the first 6 weeks, turn pink in the next 3 months and then fade and turn white. Most of the patients will have very good quality scars over time. Scars from other wounds give a relatively good indication of how they will mature in the chest. We will definitely apply a special Laser in the first change (2-3 days after the operation) and in the first and second month after the operation, to help the incisions fade quickly.
Drugs and smoking
It needs proper preparation, like any surgery. Do not take herbal medicines for about 10 days before surgery or for 3 days after (arnica etc.). Also avoid aspirin (salospir), 7-10 days preoperatively, and anti-inflammatory 3-4 days preoperatively.
It is always better if you do not smoke. If you are a smoker try to quit smoking for 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery. If you can not quit smoking, you will definitely be able to reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke per day to 5, which will significantly reduce the chances of complications (bruises, bruises, swelling).