Why Are My Breasts Uneven, & What Can I Do About It?

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Breast asymmetry can be caused by genetics, hormones, breastfeeding, or surgery, and most women have differently-sized breasts. In fact, some estimates suggest that up to 88% of women have some degree of breast asymmetry. But that may be little consolation if you’re unhappy with or self-conscious about how your breasts look.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I understand how uneven breasts can affect your confidence and self-esteem. This blog post will shed some light on the reasons behind breast asymmetry and explore how breast augmentation can be a solution for achieving a more balanced look.

It’s Natural for Breasts To Be Different Sizes

First, it’s important to understand that perfectly symmetrical breasts are quite rare. Genetics play a major role in breast development, and slight variations in size and shape are entirely normal. Even hormonal fluctuations throughout your menstrual cycle can cause temporary changes in breast appearance.

Common Causes of Uneven Breasts

Breast asymmetry can arise from various causes, including:

  • Genetics: Your genetic makeup plays a significant role in the development of your breasts. Just like any other body part, breasts can vary naturally.
  • Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause can cause temporary or permanent changes in breast size and shape.
  • Breastfeeding: Nursing mothers often notice changes in their breast size and shape, leading to asymmetry. One breast may produce more milk or be favored by the baby, causing it to appear larger or differently shaped. These women may also benefit from a breast lift, which is also tailored to enhance symmetry.
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Before & After Breast Augmentation by Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein in Birmingham, Alabama
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Before & After Breast Augmentation by Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein in Birmingham, Alabama
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Before & After Breast Augmentation by Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein in Birmingham, Alabama
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Before & After Breast Augmentation by Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein in Birmingham, Alabama
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Before & After Breast Augmentation by Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein in Birmingham, Alabama

How Breast Augmentation Can Help

Breast augmentation is a popular and effective solution for correcting breast asymmetry. Here’s how it works:

  • Customized Implants: For breast augmentation procedures, implants are carefully selected to match your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. This allows for precise adjustments to address size discrepancies between the breasts.
  • Symmetry Improvement: By using implants of different sizes or shapes, a skilled plastic surgeon can achieve a more symmetrical look. This approach ensures that each breast complements the other, creating a harmonious appearance.

Correcting breast asymmetry through augmentation improves physical appearance and boosts self-esteem and body confidence. After the procedure, many women feel more comfortable in their clothing and more confident in how they look.

Learn about breast implant options that can help you achieve symmetry in this related blog post.

The Unsung Benefit of Breast Augmentation

While we often hear about breast augmentation for enhancing size, the procedure’s ability to correct asymmetry is an important benefit. Even in cases where the size difference is minimal, adjusting breast shape and volume can make a significant difference. This benefit is meaningful because most women seeking breast augmentation have some degree of asymmetry.

Take the Next Step Toward Symmetry

If you’re considering breast augmentation to address uneven breasts, I invite you to call my office at (205) 933-9308 or request a consultation online. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals, concerns, and the best options for achieving your desired results.

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