According to a recent study, women who received treatment for their significant breast asymmetry experienced a significant improvement in their self esteem and overall quality of life.
Some amount of breast asymmetry (unevenness of size or shape in breasts) is normal, but a small number of women have significant asymmetry that leads them to feel self-conscious and may reduce their quality of life. Breast asymmetry can be corrected surgically with breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, or a combination of procedures.
The study evaluated 35 women who underwent surgery for correcting breast asymmetry with questionnaires designed to evaluate physical and emotional characteristics to determine quality of life. Women filled out the questionnaires at three months and six months postoperatively. The results showed that women experienced statistically significant improvement in vitality, self-esteem, and overall mental health.
The study, although small, shows that women experience positive psychological benefits when they seek treatment for conditions like breast asymmetry. To learn more about breast asymmetry and whether you are a good candidate for surgical correction, please schedule a consultation with New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today.