It’s very common to have breast asymmetry. In fact, it’s almost universal. Did you know that no two breasts are exactly alike? Breasts vary in size, shape, and nipple position. Even so, the majority of women don’t notice much of a difference, especially under clothing.
While a minor amount of asymmetry is common, some women have breasts that are significantly different from one another. This condition can be a source of embarrassment and insecurity. The good news is that breast augmentation or breast reduction by a skilled plastic surgeon can help.
When Breast Asymmetry Becomes a Problem
While technically there are no symmetrical breasts, a difference of one or more cup sizes is less common. This degree of breast asymmetry makes life difficult, interfering with common things most women take for granted. For example, finding a bra with the appropriate fit and support may be nearly impossible without additional alterations or inserts. It can be distressing for women with notable differences in their breasts: Finding clothing that hides imbalance limits choice, making dressing for both casually and special occasions stressful. And there’s the emotional battle of stepping out every day, feeling self-conscious about such a visible aspect of one’s body.
How To Fix Asymmetry
While some women are able to cope with their asymmetry, others want a surgical solution. Breast augmentation surgery is one option for women who are ready to have more balance between their breasts. The surgery can take several forms:
- The smaller breast can be augmented with an implant, or
- Both breasts can be augmented with different implant sizes
Alternatively, if you don’t want implants, the larger breast can be reduced in size with breast reduction surgery. A breast lift may also help improve the balanced positioning of the breasts.
You can see how beautifully adding implants (with or without a breast lift) or performing breast reduction can help adjust the appearance of slight asymmetry in the photos below:
The surgical approach should be developed on a case-by-case basis, and a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon can help determine the best course of action. You can learn more about breast augmentation and get answers to frequently asked questions in a related blog post.
Differences in Size Aren’t the Only Considerations
In addition to breast size, other important factors related to breast appearance must be considered, such as the location of the breast fold and the level of the nipple. While it isn’t possible to achieve perfect symmetry with any surgery, differences between the breasts can be made much less significant. You can learn more about breast asymmetry in this question-and-answer from HealthyWomen.
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If breast asymmetry has been causing you to feel frustrated or dissatisfied with your body, consider contacting us using our online form or calling us at (703) 560-2850 for a consultation. Don’t let breast asymmetry make you dread shopping or dressing for special events! Together we can address breast asymmetry and restore confidence in your appearance.
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