Breast asymmetry is actually very common, it is just isn’t something that is commonly discussed amongst friends. We always say to consider your breasts to be sisters rather than twins and many celebrities such as Kiera Knightly and Jennifer Lawrence have opened up about having uneven breasts themselves with Kiera even posing topless for photographer Patrick Demarchelier for Interview magazine, which we loved seeing to really open up the discussion around what a ‘perfect’ set of boobs should look like.
There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing asymmetrical breasts which include;
Standard Anatomic Variations
As we mentioned above, it would be unreasonable to expect everything on our body to be symmetrical because in most case they are not. If you really wanted to spend the time measuring every part of your body we are certain you would find an arm or leg slightly longer than the other or even one eyebrow that that is a different size or shape to the other – this is normal and as long as it is not affecting your ability to do anything then it really is not anything to worry about.
Hormones can play a big part on the size and shape of our breasts, you may notice changes in size during your monthly cycle and during puberty it may have been the case that changes in hormones caused one breast to grow slightly faster than the other. Again, this is usually nothing to be concerned about and it totally normal.
This is a known cause for asymmetric breasts and even chests in male patients too. Poland Syndrome is quite rare and is characterized the underdevelopment or reduction in the size of one of your breasts, rib cage and underlying muscle on one side of your body. Poland Syndrome is present at birth and it is thought to be down to the lack of blood supply to the breast area during development. It most commonly affects the right side of the body, and is both more common and visible in males because females have increased breast development compared to the male chest development. It is unlikely that your breast asymmetry is caused by this, especially if you are not already aware that you have Poland Syndrome and the cause of most breast asymmetry is unfortunately unknown.
Another type of breast abnormality is tuberous breasts. This condition can affect both or sometimes just one breast causing breast asymmetry too. Tuberous breasts are a common condition but its severity between patients can differ. If you have tuberous breasts, your breast will have a narrow base which is quite tight and a high crease which causes your breast to take on a tube-like appearance and be elongated.
Usually, if you are experiencing a form of breast asymmetry this will have been present since you first started to develop breasts. If you have previously had breasts that were the same size and now all of a sudden it is visible that they are not then it may be worth checking with a your GP first. Sudden changes to the size, shape, and appearance of your breast once you are past puberty could be a symptom of breast cancer that is best to get checked out.
How Breast Asymmetry can impact you
We see a lot of patients who have breast asymmetry who often comment on how they have found growing up amongst their peers quite difficult knowing that their breasts are uneven compared to those of their friends. Many have had feelings of distress and embarrassment and have dedicated a large amount of time and effort to hide their asymmetry from others by not wearing certain styles of clothing or altering their bras to try and give the appearance of a symmetrical bust.
Here at The Private Clinic we find breast asymmetry correction a really rewarding procedure knowing that we have been able to make our patients feel better about themselves and have dramatically improved their quality of life.
Breast Asymmetry Surgery will vary from patient to patient and can include one of more of the following procedures;
- Unilateral breast reduction of your larger breast
- Unilateral breast enlargement of your smaller breast
- Breast uplift (mastopexy) on one or both of your breasts to raise the position of the nipple
- Different sized implants to even out the size of both breasts
In the majority of cases a combination of the above procedures will be recommended to increase the symmetry of your bust.
One of our most popular surgeons for Breast Asymmetry Correction is Mr Adrian Richards who has dealt with a number of breast asymmetry cases over the years, with each one often needing a slightly different treatment plan to give the patient the best results.
Mr Adrian Richards in particular likes to perform a 2 Stage procedure which involves him correcting your asymmetry first via a reduction or uplift for example and then a few months after that initial operation you will then be booked in for breast enlargement surgery to increase the size if that is what you want.
The two stage procedure is designed so there is no additional pressure on the breast from the implant whilst they are healing from the reduction/uplift.
“For me I only ever had one surgeon in mind. Adrian Richards is the only specialist I have seen in correcting breasts as severely deformed as mine. I would never have thought of anyone else. I have been looking at breast correction in detail for around 6 years – however fully researching consultants for about 2 years. I have followed him closely and his patient’s reviews, photos and videos and cannot think of anyone more suitable to trust with my body. I’m just so happy with everything. From start to finish Aurora Clinics part of The Private Clinic have been amazing, what a fantastic company they’re running, every person along the way has been so so helpful at all stages. And for my breasts to have turned out this way is something I never even dreamed of. They’re perfect!”
So why choose The Private Clinic for Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery?
- Highly experienced Cosmetic Surgeons who have years of experience in Breast Asymmetry Correction.
- We have a 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
- As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.
- Three years cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind.
- Lifetime guarantee on Nagor implants for rupture and capsular contracture.
- The Private Clinic offers a unique warranty of £1000 towards surgical costs in case of rupture for 10 years from the date of your operation.
- Comprehensive Patient Guides.
- Outstanding hospital facilities.
- Our excellent reputation for patient safety, satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a new found shape.
Consultations for breast asymmetry correction with Mr Adrian Richards, MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plast.) GMC Number: 3286812 are available in London Harley Street, Northampton and Buckinghamshire which is close to Oxford, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.
Other surgeons who deal with Breast Asymmetry include;
- Mr Davood Fallahdar FRCS (Plast) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Plastic) GMC Number: 4686602 in London Harley Street
- Mr Navid Jallali BSc MB ChB (Hons) MD FRCS (Plast) GMC Number: 4404969 in London Harley Street
- Mr Dario Rochira BS, MD GMC Number: 6130664 in London Harley Street and Bristol
- Mr Maisam Fazel MA(Cantab) MB BChir MSEd FRCS GMC Number: 4767420 in Northampton, Buckinghamshire, Bristol and Birmingham
- Mr Olubowale, MB ChB, MSc (Sheffield), FRCSI, FRCSI (Gen Surg) GMC Number 6044974 in Leeds
- Mr Mobinulla Syed MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCS (Plast) GMC Number: 6035480 in London Harley Street