No woman has perfectly matched breasts, but sometimes uneven breasts can be different enough that you may feel uncomfortable with their appearance. If you are bothered on a daily basis by your uneven breasts. If you have difficulty finding clothes that make you feel confident in your appearance. If you are uncomfortable undressing in front of your partner or even in the locker room, then breast augmentation may be able to help.
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The type of procedure that can best correct breast asymmetry depends on the type of asymmetry that you have, so although this page can give some background information the only way to know whether breast augmentation is for you is through a personal consultation at Gawley Plastic Surgery in Phoenix. To schedule your consultation, please call 480.696.6361 or email us today.
Causes of Uneven Breasts
Most women are the only ones aware of the unevenness of their breasts, which is often subtle and unnoticeable to anyone else. However, if you have significantly uneven breasts, called asymmetry, and are considering surgery, it is likely due to a one or more medical conditions. This may include:
- Congenital or developmental conditions, such as unilateral virginal hypertrophy
- Degenerative breast asymmetry due a condition such as mastitis (breast infection)
- Acquired breast asymmetry caused by:
- Uneven development during pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Weight Fluctuation
- Lumpectomy, mastectomy, or other surgery for breast cancer or breast infection
- Breast changes due to aging
Often breast conditions that cause asymmetry are dynamic–they may be in flux often. Developmental asymmetry is often temporary–one breast grows first, then the other. It’s important to determine that your condition is relatively permanent before planning treatment.
Breast Augmentation for Uneven Breasts
Depending on your ideal breast size, uneven breasts may be treated with breast reduction, breast augmentation, or a combination of procedures. With many developmental conditions, it is not unusual for breasts to need a breast lift as well to ensure both breasts have an attractive, similar shape. Nipple reduction or reshaping may also be desired.
If you have lost all or a significant portion of your breast due to lumpectomy or mastectomy, please see our breast reconstruction page for more information. To talk to one of our surgeons at Gawley Plastic Surgery about the best treatment for your uneven breasts, please contact his Phoenix-area practice to schedule a consultation today.
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