Each set of breasts is as unique as the woman behind them. Our board-certified plastic surgeon prefers to consider breasts as sisters (not twins) because slight variations in size, shape and position are normal. However, some women struggle with significant breast differences after puberty, breast cancer and other potential causes. The solution for your breast asymmetry depends on your anatomy, cosmetic concerns and desired results.
Uneven breasts can affect your self-confidence and impact your clothing and swimwear choices. Some women must “stuff” one side of their bra or bikini top to make the item fit correctly and may avoid situations that require less clothing to avoid embarrassment. Breasts symbolize femininity for many women, and asymmetry can negatively affect your quality of life.
Addressing Asymmetry with Breast Surgery
Many women choose to enhance the size of their smaller breast, but some may wish for a breast reduction of the large one and/or a breast lift to ensure the position of the breasts matches. Dr. Bounds has more than two decades of experience and provides a caring, compassionate approach that helps his patients feel at ease throughout the breast surgery process. He can help you determine the best way to achieve even breasts.
Generally, women should be at least 18 years old to make sure their breasts are fully developed. Whether your breast surgery includes breast augmentation with implants and a lift or a size reduction, you need to be in good overall health with a positive outlook for your results.
Dr. Bounds offers saline and silicone breast implants in various sizes, shapes, and textures. He will discuss the benefits of each implant option so you can make an informed decision for your breast augmentation.
What Causes Breast Asymmetry?
Breast asymmetry is common and may happen from hormonal changes, puberty, trauma or other causes. Juvenile hypertrophy occurs when one breast grows much larger than the other and is one of many issues that breast augmentation can correct. Your breast size changes throughout your life, including on a monthly basis with your menstrual cycle. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause also lead to breast changes, and one breast may droop or lose shape more than the other as you age.
Contact Dr. Bounds About Breast Surgery for Uneven Breasts
If you struggle with uneven breasts, Dr. Bounds can help you achieve a symmetrical bust. Schedule your consultation at Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach by calling (757) 496-7373 or filling out our online contact form.