Here are your options if you want to fix uneven breasts

By Stuart Hunter

Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Claire Clarke - Head of Surgical Services for The Harley Medical Group

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but if you have one breast that is bigger than the other, then this may affect your confidence.

At The Harley Medical Group, we understand that uneven breasts can make you feel self-conscious, so we have put together a blog post to look into this condition in more detail.

Read on to find out your breast surgery options if you want to fix uneven breasts.

What are uneven breasts?

Uneven breasts (also known as breast asymmetry) affects more than half of all women, in fact some studies show that over 90% of women have a visible difference between the two breasts. So to a degree, it's actually normal. The problem occurs when that asymmetry is very obvious.

Image of woman with uneven breasts

Breast asymmetry occurs where a woman has one breast that is a different position, size, or volume to the other. There are three types of uneven breasts:

  • Anisomastia: This causes a significant difference in the volume and size of your breasts.
  • Anisothelia: This causes a difference between your nipples and areolas.
  • Combined asymmetry: This is a combination of anisomastia and anisothelia

Although most women will experience a normal amount of breast asymmetry to a certain degree, if you notice a sudden change in the shape or size of one breast, then you should contact your doctor immediately so that they can investigate the cause.

What causes extremely uneven breasts?

There are several different factors that cause uneven breasts. From going through puberty, blood flow and water retention, breast asymmetry can also be caused by hormonal changes as a result of ovulation, breastfeeding (especially if one of your breasts receives more stimulation than the other or if you feed on the same breast most of the time) or even physical trauma to the breast.

In addition, juvenile hypertrophy (which results in the underdevelopment or overdevelopment of the breast) can also cause a noticeable difference in the appearance, size or shape of one breast compared to another.

Will uneven breasts even out?

As we have already learned, the size of your breasts may fluctuate due to factors such as hormonal changes and weight gain and a certain amount of breast unevenness is normal. However, it is highly unlikely that breast asymmetry will ever even out on its own.

How to fix uneven breasts

If the different sizes of your breasts are causing you concern, low confidence and are affecting your self esteem, there are a range of non-surgical and breast asymmetry surgery options that you might like to consider in order to correct the problem.

  • Non-surgical

The majority of women manage asymmetry by non-surgical means - by picking the right clothes, bra and padding for them.

However, if you are wondering how to fix your uneven breasts surgically , here is some more information about the options that are available for you to think about:

If you have extremely uneven breasts due to volume differences, having a breast enlargement operation (where a breast implant is surgically inserted behind your breast tissue to make it bigger) can improve the appearance of your breast asymmetry.

Another option to consider is breast reduction surgery. This is where instead of having one breast enlarged in order to match the size and shape of the other, excess fat, skin and glandular tissue is removed from the larger breast to match the smaller one. As a result, this can help to reduce any discomfort that you may have such as back pain.

With a breast uplift and enhancement, you will have a combination of a breast enlargement to replace the lost volume and a breast uplift (where any loose skin is removed from the breasts and back and the breast reshaped and lifted).

Key Learnings

Although breast asymmetry is a very common condition, if it is affecting your confidence or self esteem, then having breast surgery can give you the appearance and confidence that you are looking for.

Contact us to book your no-obligation consultation with one of our expert professionals, where you’ll be able to discuss your expectations and requirements.

Our years of experience in the field of Cosmetic Surgery ensure that you can rely on The Harley Medical Group to assist you with a tailored treatment programme for breast asymmetry.

Posted March 17, 2022
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