Breast Augmentation for Uneven Breasts: 5 things you should know

If you have uneven breasts that are different enough to bother you, breast augmentation may be a solution. In his more than 25 years as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Bresnick has performed over 10,000 breast augmentation procedures, 10 to 15 percent of which have been to correct uneven or asymmetrical breasts. 

Here are five things you should know about uneven breasts and augmentation procedures to make them more alike.

1. Uneven and Asymmetrical Breasts Are Very Common

While women rarely talk about it, and some go to great lengths to hide what they fear are noticeable differences, uneven breasts are very common. In fact, all women have some amount of difference between their breasts. 

While minor differences are rarely seen as a problem, more marked differences can affect a woman’s self-confidence and sense of her own beauty. Uneven breasts become a problem when they affect how you dress, your comfort in being seen in a bathing suit, or your openness to revealing your breasts to an intimate partner. Differences of two or three cup sizes can lead a woman to take extreme steps to hide her breast asymmetry. 

2. Size Isn’t the Only Difference

We tend to think of size first when we consider breast asymmetry, but other factors may contribute to an uneven appearance. Asymmetry may also be due to different breast shapes or uneven nipple position. Augmentation to make the breasts match more closely may need to address more than one of these factors.

3. Correcting Unevenness Often Involves Changes to Both Breasts

The goal in surgery to correct uneven or asymmetrical breasts is to make the two breasts look and behave alike. If an implant is placed in one breast to make it larger, the doctor might recommend placing an implant in the other and reducing the tissue around it to equalize the look, feel, and elasticity of the two breasts. The implants might be of different sizes, but having an implant in each breast will make their appearance more alike.

4. A Correction Might Include Implants and a Breast Lift

Implants can help match the size of the two breasts. But with implants alone, differences may remain in shape and nipple position. Additional procedures, such as a breast lift, may be needed to create a closer match in appearance.  In a breast lift, excess skin is removed, breast tissue is reshaped, and the breast is positioned higher on the chest wall. The procedure can be done differently on the two breasts to bring them into alignment.

5. Skillful Augmentation Can Make Uneven Breasts Even and Restore Your Self-Confidence

If uneven breasts make you self-conscious, affect how you dress, constrain your intimate relationships, and limit your ability to fully engage in activities you might otherwise enjoy, breast augmentation can be a life-changing solution. Skillfully done by an expert plastic surgeon, differential augmentation can give you a new sense of self-confidence and a new pride in your beauty.

The results of breast augmentation vary with the skill and experience of the plastic surgeon you choose. Dr. Stephen Bresnick, M.D., in Encino, CA, is one of the most skilled, experienced, and highly rated plastic surgeons offering procedures in the Los Angeles area. To schedule a consultation, call us at (818) 981-3333 today.

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