Breast Augmentation for Uneven Breasts: 5 Things You Should Know

Uneven breasts in women can cause discomfort in various ways. Although it is reasonable to have breasts that are different in size and shape, for some women, they can be quite asymmetric. The self-esteem of a person can be affected by the size of their breasts. It can also be challenging to find the right clothing that fits comfortably, especially bras. Statistics show that at least 30% of women have uneven breast concerns. Breast augmentation is a solution to make asymmetric breasts more similar. The following are five things you should know about breast augmentation for uneven breasts.

1. Causes of Uneven Breasts

We can understand breast asymmetry from breast anatomy knowledge. Breasts are glands connected to lobules through tiny tubes known as ducts. The small tubes become large and form a nipple that can be seen on the skin. Ligaments and connective tissues surrounding the breast dictate its shape. When breast lobes change in size and shape, they affect the structure of the connective tissues leading to changes in breast appearance.

The difference in position, volume, size, and form of breasts is known as breast asymmetry. Breasts change from time to time, and most all women see breast changes. Hormonal changes, puberty, and trauma are other events that may affect the connective tissues leading to breast asymmetry. During ovulation and pregnancy, there is increased blood flow and water retention, which may cause breast enlargement. When these phases are over, breasts can return to their original size and shape.

2. Uncommon Cases of Breast Asymmetry

Some breast asymmetry cases are abnormal, such as juvenile breast hypertrophy. This is a condition where girls in adolescence encounter an abnormal growth in one breast compared to the other, often causing mental distress during this stage of life. The self-esteem of these girls becomes low and can make it hard for them to socialize. They have a hard time exercising and finding clothes that fit properly. Due to the psychological distress caused by breast asymmetry, one can consider breast augmentation, which is a long-lasting solution.

3. Types of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that is popular in the U.S. With this surgery, you can regain your confidence since it enhances your breast appearance and corrects the unevenness. The operation is done through implantation under the chest muscles or breast tissues. There are different types of breast implants you can consider, and each of them is suitable for correcting asymmetrical breasts. At the same time, it is essential to understand that all these implants have both advantages and disadvantages. The most common breast implants include silicone implants, saline implants, and cohesive gel “gummy bear” implants.

4. Consultation

Before considering breast augmentation, you must have a consultation from a professional surgeon. The surgeons at Gawley Plastic Surgery are board-certified plastic surgeons and can help you understand the breast augmentation procedure. Your surgeon will answer all your questions and inform you about the advantages and potential risks of breast augmentation surgery.

5. Preparation

As you prepare for the operation, our surgical team will advise you to be at a healthy weight, quit smoking, and avoid certain medications. We will give you specific instructions to prepare you for post-surgery healing. You will want to have someone available to help you immediately following surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a breast augmentation consultation, call (480) 842-8606 or request an appointment online.