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Is surgery necessary to achieve symmetry after the reconstruction of one breast?

 

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Question -  I will be undergoing left breast reconstruction.  This new breast will be somewhat firmer and somewhat higher than the other breast.  Is there any way to achieve symmetry for the right breast, without undergoing a surgical procedue?

Answer: 

Lack of symmetry is a potential issue following breast reconstruction.
Many feel that the primary goal should be breast symmetry when wearing a
properly fitted bra.  As you noted, if necessary, a number of surgical
options exist. This is a question, however, which is very specific to
each individual and would best be directed to the plastic surgeon
evaluating the patient.

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