Uneven breasts are nothing to be ashamed of. It is perfectly normal for women to have two slightly differently shaped or sized breasts, and around 50% of women in this world are said to have breast asymmetry.

However, there are times where the difference in size or shape affects a woman’s self-esteem. Studies have indicated that more than a quarter of all women have breast asymmetry that causes them concern.

Some women face problems identifying a bra measurement that will fit their two differently sized breasts in one bra. Others feel that their breasts look lopsided when wearing certain clothes.

Causes of Asymmetrical Breasts

Uneven breasts can be of two types: asymmetry in shape and unevenness in size. There are a number of potential causes for breast asymmetry:
• Genetics
• Puberty (one breast developing before the other)
• Weight loss or gain
• Pregnancy
• Breastfeeding and infection due to lactation
• Dominance of the left hand or the right one
• Improper body alignment
• Uneven shrinkage during the aging process or a medical condition
• Traumatic injuries involving the breast
• Breast cancer

Ways to Fix Asymmetrical Boobs

If your breasts are asymmetrical and you would like to improve their symmetry, you may be interested in a surgical breast procedure. Breast asymmetry can be corrected through two main plastic surgery procedures: breast augmentation and the breast lift.

During breast augmentation, prosthetic implants are placed to enhance breast volume and projection. Based on how severe your breast asymmetry is, your plastic surgeon may advise placing breast implants in one or both of your breasts.

A breast lift is a procedure used to change the shape of one or both breasts. It involves using a scalpel to trim away excess skin tissue. After this, the remaining skin is tightened and the breast is reshaped.

Breast procedures can involve resizing and repositioning of the nipple-areolar complex. This is a method of restoring nipple and areola symmetry between the breasts.

If the asymmetry is due to shrinkage, a breast lift may be performed in conjunction with your breast augmentation procedure to achieve optimal results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Asymmetry Correction?

While most patients are suitable candidates for breast asymmetry correction, there are some who are not. If you are currently pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, it will be best to wait until after breastfeeding to get your procedure. These life experiences can alter the results of the surgery.

You must also be a non-smoker and in good overall health. These will minimize the chance of complications as a result of the surgery.

You must be very confident in your goals for the procedure. These goals must be discussed with your surgeon clearly and directly during a consultation at our office.

As part of your consultation, the surgeon will examine your breasts, discuss your complete medical history with you, and decide on the best option to restore symmetry. Make sure to tell your surgeon about any allergies you have and any medications you are currently taking.

Asymmetry Correction at The Spiegel Center

Contact The Spiegel Center to find out more about the corrective breast surgeries we offer to address asymmetry. Arrange your informative consultation today.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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