Breast Asymmetry Correction

The Problem

Having breasts that are different in size or shape is known as breast asymmetry. Breast asymmetry can be improved with surgery such as a breast uplift, reduction or enlargement.

The majority of women will have one breast that is slightly smaller than the other and various studies have found that close to 88% of women has some mild asymmetry in their breasts, this tends to be normal asymmetry and it is usually not very noticeable. More severe breast asymmetry could cause women to struggle buying bras that fit correctly and the visual appearance of their breasts could cause them to feel quite distressed and low in confidence.

Breast Asymmetry consultations are available at London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Manchester, Glasgow,  Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Many patients initially start to notice that their breasts are different to others in their teens. For some it can cause a great deal of distress and embarrassment but improving the symmetry of your breasts with plastic surgery can help to boost self-esteem and confidence. Patients no longer feel the need to disguise their breasts and feel happier wearing certain types of clothing.

Breast asymmetry is usually a result of puberty or hormonal changes but there are conditions that directly cause asymmetric breasts including Poland Syndrome. Poland syndrome is a rare birth defect that causes muscles within one side of the body to be missing or underdeveloped. It is believed that is caused by insufficient blood supply to the chest whilst in the womb. Poland syndrome is more common in males however it is often more noticeable in females after puberty because of the breast development. Most people who have breast asymmetry don’t suffer from this syndrome and it is more likely for the cause breast asymmetry to be purely hormonal.

What are Asymmetric Breasts?

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Adrian Richards MBBS MSc FRCS (Plast.) GMC Number: 3286812 is one of the leading Breast Surgeons in the UK.

Mr Adrian Richards specialises in corrective breast surgery and is very experienced at treating patients with asymmetric breasts.

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We have an expert team of breast surgeons who specialise in breast asymmetry correction. There are a variety of surgeries and techniques that can help improve the appearance of asymmetric breasts including;

  • Unilateral Breast Augmentation to enlarge the smaller breast
  • A Unilateral Breast Reduction to reduce the size of the larger breast
  • A breast uplift to one of both of the breasts to correct a low nipple position
  • Areola reduction surgery to one or both breasts to reduce the prominence of domed or raised areolas.

In the majority of cases, a combination of procedures may be required to give the best results and it may take more than one surgical procedure to get your final results. This is known as a 2 stage procedure which you can find more information about here.

If you are concerned about the asymmetrical appearance of your breast then you would be best arranging a consultation with one of our specialist surgeons to discuss surgical options. Asymmetric breasts is not anything to worry about health-wise unless the change has been quite sudden, in which case our surgeons may advise seeing your doctor before going ahead with any surgical procedures.

Complete breast symmetry is not always possible so it is always important to remember that results from breast asymmetry surgery are to be considered an improvement rather than perfection.

The Problem

Having breasts that are different in size or shape is known as breast asymmetry. Breast asymmetry can be improved with surgery such as a breast uplift, reduction or enlargement.

The technique used for tuberous breast correction will vary from patient to patient depending on their severity and desired outcomes.

Breast Augmentation

Breast implants are a great way to correct breast asymmetry with implants being placed into the smaller breast to match its size to the larger breast. However breast implants can also be used in both breasts to increase the overall size of your breasts but different sized implants may be used in each breast to help create a more symmetrical appearance.

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Breast Reduction

Some women may be happier with their smaller breast and for cases like this a breast reduction procedure would be suggested to reduce the size of the larger breast. Tissue will be removed from the larger breast until it is closer to the size of your other breast.

To find out more about breast reduction surgery click here.

Breast Uplift

In some cases breast asymmetry can cause sagging to appear on one side of the breast. Breast lift surgery can remove the excess skin and help tighten the breast so it appears more like the other breast. For some patients, it may be suggested that a combined breast reduction and breast uplift are performed at the same time to help create a more symmetrical appearance.

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Areola Reduction

Large areolas can cause breasts to look asymmetric and it may be that you have tuberous breasts which you can find out more about here. Areola reduction surgery aims to reduce the size of the areolas on one or both breasts so they are both similar in size.

To find out more about areola reductions click here.


Our expert breast surgeons will discuss your expectations and realistic outcomes from surgery with you in your initial consultations. It is advisable to note that no two breasts are completely identical and that breast asymmetry correction surgery aims to improve the asymmetry but perfect breast symmetry can’t be guaranteed.


Downtime after breast augmentation surgery will depend on the type of procedure that you had. Generally patients take 1-2 weeks off work to recover but full aftercare information can be found on the relevant treatment pages

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    Is breast asymmetry correction surgery available on the NHS?

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      Free consultations are available with our experienced patient advisors at our consulting room in Milton Keynes. This is a great way to find out more about the treatment before meeting with the surgeon.

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      “I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *


      “So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

      Catherine, Leeds

      “Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *


      “I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *


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