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Breast Asymmetry

Breast Asymmetry

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Breasts come in an infinite array of sizes and shapes, and often they do not come as a matching pair. Breast asymmetry describes breasts that display different volume, shape, elevation, firmness, nipple and areolar characteristics, or any combination of these. This is a natural phenomenon that affects most women to some degree. When the differences are significant, however, imbalanced breasts can be a source of self-consciousness and low self-esteem.

Every case of asymmetric breasts is different and every woman requires a customized surgical approach. Breast asymmetry correction in New York City begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Marc Everett. Dr. Everett will formulate a personalized treatment plan for breast asymmetry correction that is tailored to your unique anatomy and personal goals.


The Procedure

The Procedure

Understanding Breast Asymmetry

Some breast asymmetry is normal. Most women’s breasts develop with small differences that are nothing to be concerned about. Breast characteristics can also fluctuate throughout a woman’s life. For example, asymmetry may be more noticeable during puberty, pregnancy or breastfeeding. These changes may be permanent or may return to normal once hormone levels stabilize.

Other possible contributors to breast asymmetry include traumatic injuries, conditions like breast hypoplasia or tuberous breast deformity, skeletal abnormalities, and in rare cases, breast cancer. Breast asymmetry can also come about due to an unsatisfactory breast augmentation. A candidate for breast asymmetry correction may possess one concern or multiple concerns simultaneously that lead her to consider surgery.

Reasons to Consider Breast Asymmetry Correction

Women can enjoy tremendous benefits when they have their breast asymmetry procedure performed by Dr. Everett, including:

  • More pleasing and symmetrical shape to the breasts
  • Improved confidence and self-image
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Easier time finding flattering clothing
  • Renewed enjoyment of activities that once felt embarrassing

Is Breast Asymmetry Surgery Right for You?

If your breasts differ to a degree that makes you feel self-conscious, you are likely a candidate for surgical correction. A breast asymmetry surgery can provide you with substantial improvements in:

  • Breast Volume
  • Breast Position
  • Nipple size
  • Areola size
  • Areola shape
  • Nipple-areola complex position
  • Overall body proportions
  • Congenital breast abnormalities
  • Clothing selection
  • Unsatisfactory results from a prior breast surgery

Most ages are candidates, although breast development should be complete before surgery is considered. Ideal candidates for breast asymmetry correction are adults in good physical and emotional health, with reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection.

How Is Breast Asymmetry Corrected?

The goal of breast asymmetry surgery is to achieve a more proportionate and attractive balance between a woman’s breasts. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways depending on the patient’s anatomy, goals and preferences.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation enlarges breast size with the use of implants or fat grafting. Different implants can be used in each breast to create a more balanced shape or more even volume. In a fat transfer breast augmentation, different amounts of fat can be injected into each breast to achieve a similar effect without implants.

Breast Lift

A breast lift improves the position of the breasts on the chest wall, giving them a firmer feel and a more youthful perky and attractive shape. This improves symmetry if one breast sags lower than the other. A breast lift may be performed on its own or in conjunction with another breast surgery.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction reduces breast size by removing excess skin and fat. This creates a more pleasing breast appearance and may also reduce discomfort in women who have excessively large breasts. Breast reduction can be performed on one breast only to make a larger breast more proportionate with a smaller breast.

Nipple and Areola Correction

Differences in nipple size or projection can be addressed with nipple reduction. Areolar asymmetry — differences in shape, size or position — can also be corrected.

Breast asymmetry procedures are highly customizable and can be easily tailored to the individual’s needs. Dr. Everett works closely with each patient to design a surgical plan that will produce the best aesthetic result for their circumstances.

Recovery & Results

Breast asymmetry correction takes place under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett will make incisions that allow him to perform the required corrections while minimizing postsurgical scarring. The incisions may be located on the breast, in the breast crease or around the areola, depending on which approach will provide the best result. After all necessary corrections have been made, he will close the incisions with sutures. The surgery itself may take anywhere from one to several hours to complete, depending on which procedures are necessary to achieve your desired outcome.

Breast Asymmetry Surgery Recovery

Immediately after surgery, there will be some soreness, bruising and swelling in the surgical area. These are normal experiences and will diminish significantly during the first two weeks. Postoperative pain can be managed with medication. Patients should plan to rest as much as possible throughout their recovery, particularly during the first few days at home. Most women can return to their routines, including work, within a week or two with little evidence they underwent surgery. Full recovery for breast surgery is typically about six weeks.

Breast Asymmetry Surgery Results

Some improvements will be visible right away. For example, if implants are used, the volume increase will be immediately apparent. Patients who have breast reduction will also notice size improvements right away. However, it may take six weeks or longer for the postoperative swelling to completely subside and the breasts to settle into their new position.

Under Dr. Everett’s skilled care, breast asymmetry correction improves the overall balance and symmetry of a woman’s breasts with beautiful, natural-looking results. You will be able to enjoy two proportionate breasts of similar volume, shape and position, giving you improved satisfaction and confidence every day. The procedure produces long-lasting, even permanent, results.

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How do I know which type of breast surgery I need?

Planning your breast asymmetry surgery begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Everett. During this initial visit, Dr. Everett will conduct a thorough physical examination and medical history. He will also ask you to describe your goals and expectations. After a careful assessment of the specific nature of your concerns, he will collaborate with you to design a personalized surgical plan that suits your needs and desires.

Is breast asymmetry correction covered by insurance?

The short answer is “sometimes.” Breast asymmetry correction is usually considered cosmetic, which means most insurance plans will not cover it. There are limited scenarios in which it may be considered medical — for instance, if it is improving breast symmetry for women who have had breast reconstruction surgery. You must check with your insurance provider to see if they cover this procedure.

How visible will my scars be?

This depends partially on which surgical technique is used during your procedure. Some breast surgeries require more incisions than others. Scar appearance also depends on how well you care for the incision sites as they heal and on your body’s natural capacity for healing. Residual scarring will become increasingly inconspicuous over time. Most scars mature in six months to a year. In their final state, they will be thin, white or skin-toned lines.

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Breast Asymmetry Correction at Marc Everett MD

Breast asymmetry correction is a dramatic way to balance your body contour and give you curves you love. Dr. Marc Everett has honed his craft over years of schooling, fellowship training and private practice to bring women seeking breast surgery the outstanding results they deserve. Make an appointment with Dr. Everett by calling 212-774-7715 or sending a message online to discover which procedure or combination of procedures may help you meet your goals

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Rapid Recovery Breast Reduction In NYC

It’s time you chose the right doctor to perform your breast reduction in NYC. Achieving your ideal body image is no easy endeavor, but Dr. Marc Everett has helped thousands of women attain this goal by creating and sculpting a more attractive and proportionate breast. Dr. Everett performs the breast reduction operation more than any other, and his techniques and care strategies are designed in such a way to result in spectacular outcomes with almost no care needed after surgery and minimal downtime.


Dr. Everett's Signature Breast Reduction with Internal Bra Support

“The breast is the three dimensional body structure that I enjoy building the most. The key to designing the perfect breast operation is to interpret the nuances that make your breasts different from everyone elses’, and then design the blueprint that results in the operation that will create a beautiful, high breast with longevity.”


Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help individuals relieve the physical discomfort and emotional distress that many people with large breasts may feel. This procedure can offer many benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Increased ability to exercise and be physically active
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Reduced bra strap indentations and skin irritation
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviated neck, shoulder and back pain

Is Breast Reduction
Right for You?

Dr. Everett will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure after an in-person evaluation. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You do not smoke
  • You are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts
  • Your breasts are finished developing
  • You have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure

New York City Breast Reduction In NYC

Breast reduction surgery begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Everett, who has garnered a reputation as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in NYC. As this is the procedure he performs most often, it’s also the consultation he sees the most patients for.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you and educate you about the implications of future pregnancy, ability to breastfeed, changes in nipple sensation, and more so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques may be considered, but the method you and Dr. Everett ultimately choose will depend on multiple factors, including: the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present, and your individual goals. The objectives of the breast reduction surgery are threefold.


The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett


The first objective is to remove anywhere between a third and two-thirds of your breast tissue, reducing the actual weight that neck, upper back and shoulders have to carry.


The second objective is the redistribution of the remaining breast tissue higher onto your chest wall. This changes the weight bearing dynamic and now your breasts will be seated high and pointed forward, facing your movements, instead of hanging low and away from you and working against your movements, i.e. “the pendulum effect.”


The third objective is to create two beautiful breast mounds that are nearly identical in size, shape and position. The third objective is never less important than the first two. In fact, Dr. Everett considers every single breast reduction to be a “Cosmetic Breast Reduction.” It doesn’t matter if your operation is covered by your insurance or paid for out of pocket.

Rapid Recovery

rapid recovery

New York breast reduction is easier than you would ever imagine it to be. NYC breast surgery is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Additionally, Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery. In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days.

The tensions on your neck and shoulders can disappear immediately and some patients improve their posture in weeks. You will notice results right away and will continue seeing the evolution of your breast surgery results over the next several months. Some subtle changes can continue for up to a year until your breasts are fully settled.

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See for yourself what pure transformative success looks like. Dr. Everett’s cosmetic excellence promises a rapid recovery window and minimal complications.

NYC Breast Surgery:
Reductions and Insurance


The cost of plastic surgery is something that many of our clients wonder about before they visit. Most health insurance plans do not cover elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. This means that no matter what the cost of your surgery is, you will likely need to pay out of pocket. There are some exceptions, however, and New York breast reduction surgery may be one.

In many cases, a breast reduction procedure alleviates unpleasant or painful symptoms that women experience as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. Consider the ways your breast size impacts your daily life and create a list that details how your breasts are problematic for your health and well-being. Women whose breasts are sizable enough to cause problems such as neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation or difficulty exercising may be eligible for breast reduction surgery that is partially or fully covered by their health insurance plan. It’s unlikely that your procedure will be covered if you have no symptoms and are seeking a breast reduction solely for cosmetic purposes.

If you aren’t sure whether your breasts are impacting your health, a visit with a visit to Dr. Everett or your primary care doctor for an exam can help bring any medical concerns to light.
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The Procedure

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Breast reduction surgery in NYC begins with a consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques can be utilized when performing breast reduction surgery. The method used for you will depend on the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present and your desired outcome.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Everett will make incisions in the designated areas. The nipple will then be adjusted to place it in a more upright and centered location. If necessary, the areola will be reduced at this point. Dr. Everett will then remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the remaining tissue, ensuring symmetry between both breasts. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the procedure.


Traditional or Anchor Incision

The traditional or anchor incision technique requires three incisions: one around the areola within the natural texture of the skin, one extending vertically from the areola to the natural crease beneath the breast and one horizontally underneath the fold of the breast. This method maximizes the amount of tissue removal possible and can treat moderate to severe sagging.


Vertical or Lollipop

The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.



The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Recovery & Results

Expect to rest for about 48 hours after your procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and discomfort that can last several hours. Some patients can return to work in one week, while others may need to wait two weeks before resuming their daily schedules. Plan to wear a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and irritate your incisions while they heal. Dr. Everett will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions so you can ensure your body receives the care it needs to heal and deliver beautiful results.

Breast Reduction Results

Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Swelling will make your breasts larger at first and they may temporarily appear asymmetrical if they heal at different rates. Final results are typically visible three to six months into recovery, although subtle changes in size can continue for up to one year. The scars will reach full maturity in about 12 to 18 months. Once your breasts have settled into their new size and shape, you can enjoy your size reduction — as well as improved self-confidence, relief from discomfort and a broader range of clothing options — well into the future.

Recovery and back to work in

4 to 5 Days

Back to exercise in

2 Weeks

Final results in

3 to 6 Months

Scars reach full maturity in

12 to 18 Months


Work with a Leading New York City Plastic Surgeon

What makes Dr. Marc Everett the best breast reduction surgeon in NYC?

It starts with his expertise and experience, as well as his compassion for every patient who walks through the doors of our office. No two women’s bodies are identical — which means breast reduction requires an artistic and detail-oriented approach in order to achieve results that are beautiful and balanced.

Dr. Everett is a thought leader of New York’s surgical community, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society’s Product Development & Market Research Committee and a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.


Breast Reduction FAQ’s

Why is it called rapid recovery breast reduction?

Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting-edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery.  In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good health, do not smoke, are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts, and whose breasts are finished developing. We can better determine if you are a good candidate after an in-person evaluation.

Which incision technique is best for me?

We will discuss this with you in detail after performing an in-person evaluation. Not every option is available to each patient. Sometimes the best method for patients may not correlate with their desires for minimal scarring, but we always emphasize placing a priority on results and improved quality of life, rather than the presence of minor scarring. We will help you make an informed incision during this part of the process so that you can be satisfied with your results.

How long before I can go swimming or take a bath?

Once your surgical bandages have been removed, you are free to shower and get your incisions wet. However, you should refrain from submerging your breasts until your incisions have fully healed. Avoid swimming or taking a bath for at least two days following surgery.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding more difficult later in life. Depending on the method used for the surgery, breastfeeding may not be an option for all patients following breast reduction. We will go over this with you more in-depth before your surgery and take every precaution necessary to both provide optimal results and retain your ability to breastfeed if possible.

How long will results last?

You can enjoy your size reduction following surgery well into the future. We only perform breast reduction after the patient’s breasts have stopped developing, so you will not need to worry about returning to your pre-surgery size. Pregnancy and weight gain can affect your results, however, since both can lead to an increase in breast size. We can discuss this in more detail during an initial consultation.

What kind of bra will I need to wear following surgery?

You should plan on wearing a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and also irritate incisions while they heal. You should refrain from purchasing new and expensive bras until most of your swelling has diminished, around two or three months into your recovery.

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