Women’s bodies come in countless builds, shapes, and sizes, and the breasts are no exception. In fact, many women struggle with breast asymmetry, and one breast may be noticeably larger than the other. This problem can make some people feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in low-cut shirts or tight-fitting dresses.
Luckily, an easy way to fix this common issue is breast augmentation with implants. At our Denver area practice, we’ve helped many women fix breast asymmetry and feel more confident in their appearance.
What causes breast asymmetry?
Many parts of our bodies come in pairs, such as our eyes, arms, and legs. However, nearly all our body parts have slight differences and are rarely perfectly symmetrical. It is estimated that around 85% of women have breasts that are of different sizes. In most cases, this is barely noticeable to the naked eye, but some women have more pronounced size differences.
Beyond genetics, breast asymmetry can be caused later in life by hormone fluctuations. This is most often seen in women who have undergone pregnancy and breastfed. Underlying medical conditions, such as hypoplasia, can sometimes cause tubular breasts. These problems are fairly rare, and most asymmetry issues are much less dramatic.
How can breast augmentation correct uneven breasts?
Breast augmentation can fix uneven breasts through the placement of implants. During your consultation, your doctor will analyze your breasts and compare their size and shape. If the size difference is very pronounced, a slightly larger implant can be placed in the smaller breast. This will balance out the volume and give a “boost” to the smaller breast to create a more symmetrical appearance.
Are there other ways to fix uneven breasts?
Breast augmentation isn’t the only way to address breast asymmetry. If your difference is based more on shape than size, breast lift surgery may be an option. A breast lift can remove loose, saggy skin to reshape or reposition the breast. You may also want to consider a breast reduction if you want to decrease the size of your breasts overall.
If pregnancy and breastfeeding changed more than just your breasts, you might also be a great candidate for a mommy makeover. This suite of procedures can remove unwanted fat, define your waistline, and more. Ask your surgeon which option is best suited to your cosmetic goals.
You no longer have to feel self-conscious about uneven breasts—our practice is here to help. If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation with implants in the Denver area, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice offices by phone at (303) 951-2100 (Denver) or (303) 278-2600 (Golden).