Breast asymmetry correction surgery is needed much more frequently than the general public might think. This surgical procedure has been perfected over the years due to its frequent application and the expertise of its practitioners. Women who are upset about the difference in size between their breasts can have this problem corrected simply and safely with the help of a plastic surgeon.
What Is Breast Asymmetry?
While it is difficult to notice in clothing, most women have slightly asymmetrical breasts. In most cases, one breast is slightly larger than the other. However, in most people, this asymmetry is not very noticeable, even to the person who suffers the asymmetry.
About 25% of women, though, have breasts of noticeably different sizes. In some cases, the physical distinction between the breasts is quite dramatic. This condition becomes most noticeable after puberty completely ends, in a woman’s late teens or early twenties. Over the years, a number of solutions to this problem have been developed. Some have focused on hiding the asymmetry. Modern surgical techniques in plastic surgery have actually made it possible to provide breast asymmetry correction and give a woman perfect symmetry in her breasts.
What Causes Breast Asymmetry?
There are numerous potential causes for breast asymmetry, and most are not serious. However, it is always a good idea to ask a physician about the condition to verify that the cause is benign. Here are some of the non-serious reasons behind most cases of breast asymmetry. Sometimes, the condition is caused by more than one factor.
- Uneven shrinking of the breast while the patient ages. This is a complaint of some older women who are surprised by the condition before, during, and after menopause.
- Uneven adolescent development. The reason behind this is somewhat mysterious, but sometimes, both breasts seem to receive a different amount of attention from the hormones that spur the growth of sexual characteristics.
- Changes in weight. When you lose or gain weight, your body may not add or subtract this weight evenly, resulting in asymmetrical breasts.
- Pregnancy. The body reacts unexpectedly to the hormones that are produced during pregnancy and uneven development might result. This can also occur during breastfeeding.
- Virginal hypertrophy. Sometimes the condition appears quickly during puberty rather than over the course of this developmental period.
- Medical conditions. Illnesses and treatments for illnesses, including mastectomies, can have drastic effects on this part of a woman’s body.