It’s difficult enough as it is to find a bra that fits right and feels pretty comfortable. When you have uneven breasts, getting a good-fitting bra becomes almost impossible, depending on the degree of asymmetry. If one breast is noticeably larger or smaller than the other, you might also feel self-conscious about your appearance.
There are temporary ways to correct uneven breasts, such as filling out one bra cup with padding. However, you might be looking for a solution that is longer lasting while still being simple. Depending on the size of your breasts and the results you want, breast augmentation Naples Florida or breast reduction can help create a more even look.
Why Are My Breasts Uneven?
The most common cause of uneven breasts is asymmetrical juvenile hypertrophy. This condition refers to an unequal growth of breast tissue during puberty that results in a difference in size between the two breasts. It is often caused by hormonal changes during puberty, but can also be due to a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism or even menstruation. In some cases, the difference in size can become more pronounced as women age.
In addition to asymmetrical juvenile hypertrophy, other causes include tubular breasts (a genetic condition), significant weight gain or loss, and prior breast surgery. Depending on the cause and severity of the unevenness, surgical procedures such as breast lift surgery may be recommended to help create a more symmetrical look. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about what can be achieved through these procedures and understand any associated risks, including those related to anesthesia and potential complications from the procedure itself or from the risk of breast cancer.
Hypoplastic breasts refer to a wide range of upper body abnormalities where one or both breasts are uneven in size. These asymmetrical breasts can cause a dramatic difference in size between the two breasts, resulting in an aesthetically displeasing appearance. Although breast augmentation is a common solution for treating hypoplastic breasts, it may not be suitable for everyone and should be discussed with your doctor before making any decisions.
Pregnancy can also cause an uneven breast size due to changing hormone levels from using a hormonal contraceptive or breastfeeding. During pregnancy, milk ducts will develop and fill up with fluid which can cause a discrepancy in breast size as well as shape. It is normal for pregnant women to experience some degree of breast enlargement but if the difference in size between the breasts is noticeable, then an option such as breast augmentation may be worth considering to achieve a more even look. Although there is variation in what’s considered “normal” when it comes to uneven breasts during pregnancy, if the size discrepancy bothers you it may be worth talking to your doctor about how best to address it.
Uneven Breasts after Implants
Even after breast augmentation or other breast procedures, there is a risk factor for having uneven breasts. Slight differences in the size of one breast to the other is commonly seen and may be due to variations in skin elasticity, chest wall anatomy, or even the skill of the experienced surgeon performing the procedure. If your breasts are noticeably unequal then you may require further treatment such as fat grafting or revision surgery to correct any asymmetrical breast size. It is important to talk to your doctor about what options may be available for achieving a more balanced look.
Lopsided Breasts After Reduction
Lopsided breasts are a possible side effect of breast reduction surgery. During the procedure, some of the breast tissue cells may be removed from one breast more than the other, resulting in an asymmetric breast. This can cause a noticeable difference in size between the two breasts and affect the overall appearance of the chest. If you experience this issue after your breast reduction surgery, it is important to talk to your doctor about what cosmetic surgery options may be available for achieving a balanced look.
Breast Augmentation to Correct Uneven Breasts
One way to correct breast asymmetry is to perform breast augmentation Naples FL on the smaller breast, to bring it up to the size of the larger breast. If both of your breasts are small, and you would like an increase all over, a plastic surgeon can place an implant in both breasts, putting a larger implant in the breast that is currently undersized.
Along with choosing the size of the implant, you also want to choose the type of implant you receive. Currently, saline and silicone implants are available. Each type of implant offers it own set of advantages and disadvantages.
For example, saline implants are less expensive than silicone and can be used in women who are over age 18. Silicone implants are approved for women over age 21. Silicone implants are less likely to show rippling in the skin, particularly in women with only a small amount of breast tissue. Silicone implants also tend to have a more natural feel than saline implants. It’s up to you and your surgeon to decide whether saline or silicone implants are the right pick for you.
Depending on the woman, recovery after breast augmentation to correct uneven breasts can take up to two weeks. You’ll be asked to wear a special bra during your recovery, which will help keep swelling down and will help with healing. You might not need to take a full two weeks off from work, as some patients are ready to get back to their regular activities after a few days. You will be asked to avoid particularly strenuous activities, such as exercise, for about a month after your surgery.
Breast Reduction to Correct Uneven Breasts
Breast reduction surgery is a medical treatment option for women who are experiencing unequal breasts and want to correct the appearance of their chest. During the procedure, a plastic surgeon will remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin while preserving the inframmary fold and nipple placement. The size of the breasts after the procedure is usually determined by your body type and aesthetic goals. By decreasing the size of one breast, it can be brought more into balance with the other breast in terms of symmetry and size. This helps to improve your overall breast appearance and resolve any physical concerns you may have about your uneven breasts.
What About a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is another treatment approach for women who are experiencing uneven breasts. Common concerns for women with larger chests include severe differences in size and shape between the two breasts, as well as an aesthetically unbalanced appearance. A skilled surgeon can evaluate any underlying conditions that could be causing your uneven breasts, such as chest muscle or breast fat imbalances. Depending on your specific cosmetic goals, a breast lift may be the ideal treatment approach to help you achieve a balanced appearance. Through this procedure, your usual size and inframammary fold can be restored. Lifestyle experts recommend speaking to a board-certified plastic surgeon about undergoing an uneven breast surgery to help you obtain the best results possible.
Schedule Your Breast Asymmetry Consultation Today
To learn more about your options for correcting uneven breasts and see the amazing boob job before and after, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Holmes. Dr. Holmes believes that educating and communicating with patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. He will discuss your goals with you and tailor the procedure to help you meet them.
Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Pkwy, Suite 100, Naples, FL, by calling 239-420-8141.