I am planning on getting silicone breast implants. I’ve been told my breast measurements are 19 and 19.5, and I guess this means they are slightly asymmetrical. My breast diameter measures 13.7 and I would like to have moderate plus implant. I’ve been told however that I would need a high profile implant. I’d like to know if I can get a moderate plus and also do I need to get different cc’s in each breast? Should a person get different sizes with only a small asymmetry?

William Bruno, MD answers: Different-sized moderate plus implants for slightly asymmetrical breasts?

A: breast implants and asymmetry

Everyone has some degree of breast asymmetry. There can be differences in size, shape or both. Based on your photos above, your degree of asymmetry appears to be minor. You do not necessarily “need” a high profile implant, your choice of a moderate plus silicone appears to be reasonable based on your photo. You may not need different size implants to address your asymmetry. Only when the asymmetry is easily noticeable would two different size implants be indicated. Remember, with silicone implants it’s even more difficult to address asymmetry because the implants are prefilled, compared to saline which can be filled to slightly different volumes.

Discuss your implant style and size selection again with your plastic surgeon prior to scheduling your breast augmentation.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno