Understanding Breast Asymmetry: Causes, Impact, and Solutions
Breast Asymmetry is a condition in which one breast is a different size or shape than the other. To some degree, this is a relatively common occurrence and should not be cause for concern. Some women may see a large variation in size or shape, while others may only notice a slight difference.
Many different factors can cause breasts to be unbalanced. Some of these include genetics, hormones, or unbalanced growth during puberty. In addition, injury and breastfeeding can also contribute to breasts of different sizes or shapes.
In some instances when there is a significant size difference, breast asymmetry may be caused by a health condition such as a cyst or tumor. If you notice a sudden change in the size or shape of one breast, you should immediately contact your healthcare provider to have it examined.
Having unequal breasts can be a challenge, especially in terms of mental health. It is important to know that it is extremely common in women and that there are many options to help you cope with and even correct the different sizes. Understanding what breast asymmetry is and what you can do about it can help ease some worries and insecurities.
Additionally, wearing clothes that flatter your shape without drawing attention to your breasts could be a quick fix. However, if you seek a more permanent solution, Plastic Surgery Associates can help even your breasts so you no longer feel the need to hide.
When the difference in your breasts is noticeable and impacts your daily life, there are a few surgical options you can discuss with your medical provider. These options can be used alone or in combination to help even out the size or shape of your breasts:
Breast augmentation is a procedure in which one or both breasts are enlarged, allowing you to achieve a uniform size and shape in your breasts. There are many different materials, sizes, and shapes for you to choose from.
If one breast is much larger than the other, a reduction can be used to decrease the size of that breast so that they are more even. Additionally, Plastic Surgery Associates can reduce the size of the areola if needed.
A breast lift is performed to help decrease sagging in your breasts and may help if one is drooping more than the other. This procedure can be done alone or in combination with an augmentation.
Having uneven breasts is not at all uncommon, but may cause discomfort in your daily life. If your breast asymmetry is negatively impacting your life, give the medical experts at Plastic Surgery Associates a call and schedule a consultation.