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Does the shape of my breasts affect the outcome of a boob job?

All women’s boobs range in size and shape, in fact it’s not uncommon for one breast to be bigger than the other. A key part of boob job research is understanding your pre-op breast shape, this helps you to determine what procedure you may require. 

December 19th, 2022 |Ask an Expert

Boob job

Many patients come to MYA with expectations of what procedure they would like to have, but once speaking with their surgeon and learning more about the characteristics of their breasts, this can sometimes change. 

For example - a patient may want perky fuller breasts but they present with heavy bell breasts pre-op. The patient may be under the impression that they would have a breast enlargement with large implants, but in reality a breast uplift is required to achieve "perky" breasts that sit higher on the chest. 

Your MYA surgeon will examine your breasts, take measurements and recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique requirements. Depending on your start point, you may require a combination of two different procedures, such as a breast augmentation with a mastopexy (breast uplift).

What are the different types of breast?

Genetics, past medical history, weight and hormone levels can all play a part in the position and shape of a patient’s breasts and nipples. Due to the vast experience of our MYA experts, we are able to offer a broad range of uniquely tailored procedures to match every breast shape and desired result. 

When examining your breasts the surgeon is looking to see if you present with certain characteristics and features to determine what procedure will be suitable for you, such as, the presence and degree of ptosis, skin elasticity, tubular breasts, nipple position or asymmetry.

To help you identify what pre-op breast shape you are, we've created some examples below. 

different breast shapes

Different breast shapes:

  • Asymmetric 

  • Slender

  • Low bell

  • Relaxed

  • East west tubular

  • Wide set

  • Low set

  • Side set

  • Heavy bell

  • Close set

Breast anatomy 

The female breast is a complex structure of tissue, fat, lobules and ducts that connect together to form a breast. Glandular tissue in the lobules creates breast milk that is transported via the mammary ducts to the areola.

breast anatomy diagram

Breast health 

Breast health is extremely important for all women, here at MYA we like to encourage patients to get to know what's normal for them. The better you understand what your breasts look and feel like throughout your monthly cycle the more likely you are to identify any sudden changes. 

If you have undergone breast surgery or have breast implants you need to learn what your NEW normal is. You should still check your breasts regularly and in the same way. If you would like more information on how to perform a self-examination of your breasts - check our YouTube!

Signs and symptoms to look out for:

  1. Change in size or shape in one or both breasts

  2. A lump or thickening of the skin

  3. Changes in skin texture such as puckering or dimples

  4. Redness or a rash on the skin or around the nipple

  5. Sudden nipple inversion or change in direction

  6. Nipple discharge

  7. Constant or unusual pain in the breast or armpit

  8. Swelling in your armpit or collarbone

If you notice a change in any of the above, consult your GP for more guidance.

What will my breasts look like after a boob job

A boob job is essentially an enhancement of your pre-op breasts. Your surgeon will help to set your expectations and determine what result can be achieved with breast implants. Whether you are wanting a larger cup size or for your breasts to be lifted and appear fuller, our breast experts will recommend the right treatment plan for you.

We have a range of different breast surgeries available to suit all patients needs, to view more boob job before and after photos - click here

breast enlargement before and after

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So, speak to one of our friendly advisors to learn more about breast augmentation surgery on 03330141014, or book your FREE consultation today!

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