No one’s body is perfectly symmetrical in every spot. In fact, almost all women have some amount of breast asymmetry. However, the level of asymmetry for some women is greater than others, making it more noticeable and, in some cases, a cause of distress and self consciousness. If this is the case for you, know that there are several breast asymmetry treatment options that could help.
What Causes Breast Asymmetry?
Significant breast asymmetry can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, hormone imbalances, developmental issues during puberty, other medical conditions, natural anatomy, or rapid changes to your body such as during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
In some cases, significant breast asymmetry can be a sign of breast cancer, so it is important to talk with your primary care doctor to rule out any potentially serious causes before moving forward with a cosmetic procedure.
How Is Breast Asymmetry Corrected?
Once any medical concerns are ruled out as a cause, breast asymmetry is purely a cosmetic concern and only needs to be treated if it makes you uncomfortable or is affecting your self-esteem or quality of life. If that is the case for you, Dr. Daniel Brown can create a more symmetrical appearance through breast asymmetry correction surgery. This might include:
- Breast augmentation. When one breast has more natural volume than the other, adding volume by using a breast implant or natural fat transfer can help to create a more even appearance by adding volume to the smaller breast. Or, you can choose to enlarge both breasts, using different sized implants in each breast to balance out your look.
- Breast reduction. Rather than adding volume with breast implants, a breast reduction can decrease breast volume in one or both breasts to achieve breast symmetry.
- Breast lift. In some cases, one breast may droop lower than the other, especially if one side has more volume. A breast lift can lift both breasts, creating a more youthful and symmetrical look.
If you are considering breast asymmetry treatment, give us a call at 619-461-1500 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown to discuss your specific goals.