Is this common?
Surprisingly, breast asymmetry is a common condition. While breast implants alone can produce even beautiful results, the other surgeries mentioned on this page may be the ideal approach for symmetrical breasts. Patients who decide to have a corrective surgery feel they no longer have to worry or feel anxiety about having limited clothing options to hide the asymmetry.
How bad is scarring?
When it comes to any cosmetic procedure that requires incisions, scarring is ultimately a part of the process. Corrective surgery for breast asymmetry may include a breast lift in which excess skin is removed. In these cases, the scars are hidden, so they are not visible in a bra, swimsuit, or plunging neckline. If implants are placed, the incision lines are invisible, based on the location, such as in the natural fold of the breast or the armpit. For many, the results of this surgery to create even, natural-looking breasts is far more critical than worries about scarring.
Why do I have asymmetrical breasts?
There are many factors that can contribute to breast asymmetry, but the exact cause remains unknown. Hormonal changes, injuries on the chest area, or breastfeeding can be contributors to asymmetrical breasts. There is also a condition called juvenile hypertrophy that causes one of the breasts to become severely out of proportion to the smaller breast.