Board-certified plastic surgeons in South Jersey frequently talk to women who are concerned about having breasts that are different sizes. And as it turns out, many women’s breasts are slightly asymmetrical. In some cases, however, a woman’s uneven breasts can cause her to be self-conscious about the size disparity. Breast implants can help correct the condition.
Other cosmetic breast surgery procedures, including breast lifts and breast reductions, also provide solutions to concerns about uneven breasts. I’ll address in this blog post the causes of breast asymmetry and how various breast surgery techniques can create beautiful, evenly sized breasts.
What Causes Uneven Breasts?
More than half of all women have some degree of breast asymmetry. Uneven breast sizes occur for various reasons, including puberty and hormonal changes. Over time the aging process can cause the tissue and structure of your breasts to change and may affect 1 of your breasts more than the other. A rare condition called juvenile hypertrophy of the breast can cause 1 breast to grow significantly larger than the other.
Correcting Breast Asymmetry
The choice to have cosmetic breast surgery to make the breasts appear even is a highly personal decision that women often make because they’re self-conscious of their appearance or in intimate relationships. A slight difference in breast size is normal, but breasts that are different sizes by a cup or more often create anxiety.
Here’s how plastic surgery can correct asymmetry:
Women who choose breast augmentation with implants to increase the size of their breasts can correct asymmetry at the same time by carefully selecting implants that will address the size difference. It’s common for plastic surgeons to adjust the size of 1 implant to create symmetrical breasts for their patients. When selecting implants, you can choose either saline or cohesive silicone gel products that are either round or anatomically shaped. The incision location and implant placement options are the same for patients with uneven breasts.
Even though the primary purpose of a breast lift (mastopexy) is to elevate sagging breasts, the procedure also involves reshaping the breasts and removing excess skin. A cosmetic breast surgery specialist can improve the symmetry of the breasts by removing some tissue and additional skin from 1 of the breasts during the procedure. A breast lift creates breasts with perkier contours that look more youthful.
If you have overly large breasts that are asymmetrical, breast reduction is an excellent option for creating breasts that are not only smaller but also the same size. Breast reduction surgery involves removing skin and tissue and shaping the breasts for an aesthetically pleasing result. The surgical plan for a breast reduction procedure can be tailored to create symmetrical breast size, and the resizing procedure may be done surgically through an incision or with liposuction.
If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation in South Jersey, contact us using the online form to request a consultation or give our office a call at (856) 362-8898 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our photo gallery to see before-and-after photos of actual breast surgery patients.