The incidence of breast asymmetry is not well known. A review of 500 mastoplasties showed that we have treated 26 cases (5.2%) of significant asymmetry. Most of the uneven breasts are rather common cases and can be corrected with routine techniques of reduction and augmentation mammaplasties. In only a few patients is the malformation so pronounced that it requires more elaborate corrective methods. We present six of these cases.
Key wordsAsymmetry Breast Mammaplasty
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