Nature does not always play fair, and patients sometimes present with asymmetrical breasts, tuberous breasts and other anatomical deformities of one or both breasts.

Just like the rest of our bodies, breasts change shape and form as we age, and for this reason the results of previous breast surgery might not remain the same and might require surgical correction.

Breast implants might not have an expiry date, but they do have a limited lifetime and might therefore have to be replaced at some stage.

Personal preferences and lifestyle changes might lead to different decisions about previous breast procedures.

A combination of any of the techniques used to either enlarge, lift or reduce the size of breasts can be performed to correct these anomalies.

Suitable patients

Patients undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure should be healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations.

Whereas corrective breast procedures might sound simple, they present a challenge to even the most experienced plastic surgeon.

A critical assessment of the current quality and amount of breast tissue, the previous surgery, implants and scars is necessary to determine what the likely outcome from further surgery would be, and whether this would meet the patient’s needs.

It is with these procedures that experience weighs the most, and a combination of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery techniques are required to attain an aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Cosmetic surgery must be tailored to each patient, depending on their concerns and their specific anatomy.