Asymmetric Breasts is a condition where one breast is noticeably smaller or larger than the other. Almost all breasts are asymmetrical to some degree. No woman possesses breasts that are exactly the same size. However the term Asymmetric Breasts usually refers to breasts that differ in size by at least one cup size. Asymmetric Breasts are usually not indicative of any underlying threatening medical condition. However Asymmetric Breasts can be a cause for concern for many young women as regards body image and self-esteem.
Asymmetric Breasts usually will become noticeable during puberty as the breast tissue starts to develop. As years go by the asymmetry may become more pronounced to the point were it is unflattering and embarrassing for the women.
What Causes Asymmetric Breasts?Breast Asymmetry is usually a congenital condition which means it is something a woman who has asymmetric breasts is born with. Asymmetric breasts can be caused by normal growth or developmental issues, or by subsequent incident such as an injury or burns. An infection or a tumor could be the reason for the sudden development of asymmetric breasts, but there is no link indicated between asymmetric breasts and breast cancer. If your doctor suspects that a tumor may be the cause of the asymmetry, a mammogram will of course be recommended. However especially if you have always had asymmetric breasts there is probably no cause for concern. More than likely you were just “born that way” and usually asymmetric breasts cause little or no medical trouble, although some women with asymmetric breasts have reported difficulties with breast-feeding.
Can I do Something About them?
Of Course. While asymmetric breasts usually pose no medical alarm, they can be cause for embarrassment. Asymmetric breasts are easily corrected with the latest in cosmetic surgical procedures. Women can be very self-conscious when it comes to their bodies, certainly their “private parts”. This is especially true of young women. A teen who perceives something as embarrassing or abnormal may be too mortified to talk to anyone about it, not friends, family members, even her doctor. Many women with Asymmetric Breasts have felt that way, and resigned themselves to the idea that they just have to live with mismatched breasts. This can lead to problems with personal relationships and feelings of inadequacy.
Let’s face it, our society makes a big deal about breasts. For girls with asymmetric breasts, the school dance, even a trip to the beach can be cause for emotional trauma. But it does not have to be that way. Common cosmetic surgical procedures can be used to correct asymmetrical breasts. Surgical procedures may be required on both or one breast to return them to symmetry. Certain techniques can be used to return breasts to symmetry without impairing a woman’s desire to breast-feed.
Cosmetic surgeons recommend that surgery to correct asymmetrical breasts is best done once the breasts are fully developed. However in cases where a young girl seems extremely distraught and self-conscious about her asymmetrical breasts, to the point of depression and anxiety in most social situations, earlier intervention may be recommended. As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, it is between you and your doctor to discuss the motivations for your surgery and the realistic outcomes. Then together you can make the decision that is right for you.
For women who have had it done, surgical intervention to correct asymmetric breasts has been a life changing experience. Young women have said how it has allowed them to now shop with confidence for a bathing suit or prom dress, and not feel embarrassed or intimidated. Other women have reported how their sex lives improved dramatically post procedurally.
Do not let the "thought" of Cosmetic Surgery" Interfer with Your confidence, low self-esteem; hatred of yourself and your body!The "Hatred" I mention is because I hear it daily from my daughter who also suffers.I had surgery for large breasts, because of my hatred of them and how others name called me!Jugs, Football etc. etc. The emotions that were present, helped with my healing process, sufferring little pain, for a lifetime self-esteem and loving my self!For that I have told my daughter I stand behind her 200% for the operation!The scares on my breast's are minut verses the scares of verbal abuse, not only from others but my hatred of myself!I hope reading this helps in your decision for peace!
Kitty - 4-May-13 @ 3:12 PM
I have had asymmetric breasts as far back as 16 yrs old.My left was a D (almost DD) and my right was a B. I am 31 yrs old now and finally went through with surgery to make the larger one the size of the smaller one. I am only 2 days post op and my surgeon said he's never seen a patient smiling from ear to ear 1 day after surgery. I have always wanted to fix this problem because I can relate to almost everything people have said on here. 2 days after surgery and I can say I do not regret it at all. I had to stuff my right side to match so everybody thoughti had D cups but now I'm a B and I'm ok with that. I can't wait for summer where I can finally wear a bathing suit comfortably n not having to be self conscious. If you're thinking about doing the surgery and the difference in breasts is profound, do it. Do research on your surgeon. I got one of the best in San Antonio. It's expensive but worth it. If anybody is in SA thinking of this surgery, Dr. Lawton is amazing. He's improved my life.
Dessypoo - 6-Apr-13 @ 11:57 PM
i went to the doctor about my asymmetry i have a A cup and a D im 20 now and ive had it since 14 years old i have the worst self esteem and im so self conious, my doctor said he had refered me to a body imaging place, has this happend for any body and if sowhat happens now thanks, Honey x
hun - 29-Mar-13 @ 3:03 PM
Hello ,I'm 16. I only notice my breasts wasn't the same size when I was 14 and my parents only knew like the ending of last year, however I went to the doctor and she said it might be due to puberty I only went because my smaller breast was paining me which is the smaller one, which was unusual, she did say I should book an appointment after I had my period but I never,knowing that i have had this problem for 3 yrs now, I might get a check up on it later on this year just to make sure it's not a harm to my health. I do wish my breast could be the same size, but it's not and I've accepted that, life goes on, pretty sure any future boyfriends should understand, plus you'll never know it might grow if I get married and got regnant in the future that's definitely like when i'm 25 or so.I wouldn't like to do surgery because I don't feel like it's necessaryat this moment in time, I've done some research about it and wearingasymmetrical tops or dresses does help; well depends on how big your right or left breast is in contrast with the other, also I think padded bras might help (haven't tried that yet) just suggesting.Anyway those of you that planned on having surgery Good Luck (Y), might consider that later on in life not quiet sure if it's something I will want to pursue yet.
Jessi123 - 24-Feb-13 @ 10:57 PM
I'm 18 years old and my left breast is a lot bigger than my right and kind of droops to the left!
It has really affected my self confidence especially when clothes shopping and starting a relationship
I went to the doctors and I told her everything i even burst out crying all she did was hand me a tissue aand tell me there was nothing she could do and told me to get a prosthetic :I
I can't afford £4,000 for the surgery I just dont know what to do :/
assymetrical - 14-Aug-12 @ 4:43 AM
I hate my boobs!! I have had assymetrical breast for as long as I could remember. I'm 25 now and I jus HATE my body! I sabotage relationship because its embarassing!! I want surgery but I'm so scared....I really thought I was the only girl suffering from this....
Nana - 9-Jul-12 @ 9:26 PM
Thought I might help some people with my comment here after reading some.
I had asymmetric Breasts. My left was cup size A and my Right was a DD. My problem appeared straight away during puberty, I had seriously low selfesteem. I gradually learned how to hide the problem stuffing my bra, wearing baggy clothes, never letting anyone see my without my bra on (many boyfriends had a problem with this!) I used to dream of being normal, I hated my body. A boyfriend said to me.. If you are so effected by it then do something about it. I went to my doctor who seemed really surprised. She referred me to a plastic surgeon. I had an implant in my left side to match the right, that also had to be lifted as the weight of it had made it drop. I loved them at first, I was 22 with amazing big boobs! I could wear what I liked and even not wear a bra! I still had an underlying paranoia of people seeing scares, nipples not being the same, one was scared the other was lower. I still had to disguise little deformities (as I see them). It was scary the surgery was painful, the outcome wasn't perfect, but when I think of how much my old boobs upset me on a daily basis it is worth it. My only regret is that I didn't go to the doctor earlier, and now ten years after surgery I sort of wish I'd have just had a reduction to match the smaller one. Bigger boobs are heavy and eventually sag, even with an implant and being lifted. I am now at the time where I may need more surgery (implants are supposed to be replaced after 10-15 years) I do wish I would have saved myself further operations and just had small boobs that way they'd have stayed perky and I'd have only had surgery on one and the other would be scar and stretch free. Getting older, feeding babies... This would have been better for me. Really consider what is best for you.I wish you all luck we have the choice now with surgeries but just
Make sure it's the right choice for the rest of your whole life. X
Elle - 9-Mar-12 @ 12:41 AM
I've always had asymmetric breasts however the bigger one is really hurting now to the point I can't lay on it! I refuse to go to the doctors and just wondered if anyone else has had this problem and knows what it is, I know your boobs hurt at certain times of the month but it's always hurting!
Lobsided - 20-Jul-11 @ 11:53 PM
Hey,thank you for that so much. It is so nice to hear that there are actually guys like that:) Good luck for your surgery:)
meszti92 - 3-Jul-11 @ 9:26 PM
Im Kylie, 18. Ive had asymmetrical breasts since they started growing. My left is a A cup and my right is a D cup(almost a DD). Everyday I wear a artifical C cup breast in my left. Ive almost attempted suicide because of my condition. I have extremely low self-confidence. I have done a lot of research on this and I plan to get my surgery next year. Also I have a boyfriend and he saw me for the first time in my bathingsuit this week. When he saw my condition for the first time and he just hugged and kissed me. I now believe that there are men out there that truely understand this condition and will be there for you. Please dont give up or lose hope because ive been dealing with this for 5 years and I now see that people can love you for who you are, Not your breasts.
OneBoob - 1-Jul-11 @ 11:06 PM
I am 18 years old now and my asímmetrical breasts is a problem for about 2 years. I am afraid of starting a serious relationship which would involve sey because i am too embaressed of my body and i doubt any guy would find me attracting.:( what age do you think a surgery could be done? my mom said i should wait at least till i am 25 because she thinks it can even out until than. What do you think?? The situation is even worse in the summer when i should go to the beach with my friends and wear swimsuit:'( sorry for my bad english but hope you understood what i wanted to say.:)
meszti92 - 2-Jun-11 @ 5:41 PM
I am 38 my left breast is extremely smaller than my right breast.Inever knew there was any other person with such a terrible and frustrating condition. the trouble i have passed through because of this breast issue is just too much i cant enumerate here.i got married but i have been long a abandoned because of this breast.please link me to a reliable surgeon, i need surgery urgently.
chi - 31-May-11 @ 2:21 PM
I have had exactly the same problem since the age of 20 when my left boob stayed in an A cup and my right is a C Cup. I absolutly despise my boobs and envy other girls with their cleavages. I hate looking at my chest in the bath or in front of the mirror. I plucked up the courge today to go to my doctors and she sympathised with me when she saw them. I definitely want the surgery!
Emzysmallboobs - 23-Mar-11 @ 1:57 PM
I am only 17 and I have one breast that is really big and one that is tiny and it has been a big problem in my life ever since I started "growing". It is really noticable and it has really knocked my confidence, I can't never find the right bra for me and it really gets me down, I would love to have normal breast but I'm scared of the thought of cosmetic surgery.