How Can I Fix my Uneven Breasts?

My breasts are about 2 cup sizes different, and one sags more than the other. My breasts make me very insecure and depressed. I just want to know what is the best cosmetic surgery to fix them, and the price. They are very different sizes, so I am assuming it will cost a fortune, and that I would have to save up for years.

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Breast Asymmetry Not Uncommon.

Breast asymmetry is an extremely common problem amongst women.In most cases, this is relatively minor and women aren’t bothered by it.Occasionally, it can be severe and treatment is necessary.
A multitude of options can be used to treat the problem.These may include breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation or various combinations of these procedures.
It’s important to realize every patient is unique.They have specific aesthetic goals and unique anatomic findings.The specific treatment for any individual patient will depend entirely upon these issues.
In most cases, the goal of symmetry is most easily accomplished with a bilateral procedure.Occasionally, a unilateral procedure will suffice but this is unusual.
When the goal is to make the smaller breast larger, the simplest solution is a unilateral breast implant.Unfortunately, if the size differential between the two breasts is small, there may not be a small enough implant to correct the problem.Under these circumstances, bilateral breast augmentation may be necessary.If sag is present, a breast lift may be necessary as well.
In some cases, the larger breast may be the primary concern.Under these circumstances, a unilateral breast reduction may be necessary.Occasionally, it’s necessary to perform a procedure on the opposite breast for symmetry.These might include a lesser breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation or a breast lift in combination with breast augmentation.
Every patient needs to be considered individually.The treatment plan should be appropriate for their anatomy and aesthetic goals.The cost is entirely dependent upon the option chosen.If you’re considering correction of breast asymmetry, it’s important that you meet with a board certified plastic surgeon.He can help you determine which option is best for you.

Breast asymmetry is normal

Asymmetry is very common, and is in fact the norm for women. There may be a difference in size and or shape, and this can be quite severe. You can choose to have the smaller breast enlarged with an implant or the larger breast reduced to achieve more symmetry. Depending on the treatment, pricing varies from $8000-$9500 in Toronto, Ontario. Financing is also available that will allow you to pay just a couple of hundred dollars a month for your surgery.

Uneven breasts

The larger breast can be augmented with an implant or the smaller one can be reduced with a breast reduction.  A full exam and consultation would be required to advise you accurately regarding which option is best for you.  Your situation is not uncommon and can easily be treated.

Best of luck,

Uneven breasts

Uneven breasts like yours can be made much better. A lift on one side with a reduction on the other would help. Implants can also help depending on what size breasts you want to have.  I\Yours is a very common deformity that plastic surgeons see all the time.

Correction of Asymmetric or Uneven Breasts

Based on your pictures, I think that you would get the best cosmetic result with an augmentation of your smaller breast with a silicone implant and a breast lift/reduction of your larger breast using the vertical technique ("lollipop" scar) for the reduction. In cases of severe asymmetry, it is better to first expand the smaller breast with a tissue expander (a type of saline implant that is gradually filled over time). I may be wrong but looking at the photos I don't think you would need expansion unless you wanted to be a lot larger on your left size. Doing just a reduction of the larger breast would work, but you would be left with two fairly small breasts. The cost will vary quite a bit depending on the type of surgery you choose and where you have your surgery since average costs vary widely in different size cities.

Joseph Fata, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Breast asymmetry

All breasts are asymmetric, but some are more than others.  You are in the more category.  Looking at your photos the left one seems to have a laterally pointing nipple which probably can not be changed too much if at all.  If you want a volume match of the right breast, then an implant will be needed on the left.  If you want a slightly smaller breast on the right., then a reduction on that side and possibly a small implant on the left would be good. It really depends upon your goals.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fix my uneven breast

you first have to decide which breast you like better.  then the operative plans can be more specific. your rt. breast looks quite large. insurance may pay for a reduction on that side.

Jonathan Saunders, MD
Newark Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Breast asymmetry correction can work very well.


1)  Young women with breast asymmetry are certainly among the very happiest patients.  From your picture, you probably need a left breast lift and a right breast reduction, both with lollipop scars.

2)  Since you are worried about money, go to the plastic surgery clinic of a nearby teaching hospital.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

How to fix uneven breasts?

If you are reasonably happy with the size of your left breast, the easiest and most predictable way of achieving symmetry is to reduce and lift the right breast to match the left breast in size, and lift the left breast without reducing its size (if, as appears from the angle of the photo, you would benefit from a left breast lift).  Avoiding implants makes this process simpler, and less expensive as well.  However, if you would be unhappy with that solution as you think your left breast is smaller than you would prefer, then you need to use an implant to augment its size.  Since increasing a breast with an implant gives it some degree of upper pole fullness, it is usually not a great solution to put an implant just in the smaller the time the size is reached to match the opposite breast volume, there is a degree of upper fullness on that side that will not match the opposite non-augmented breast. So a bilateral augmentation in addition to a bilateral lift with some reduction on the larger side is needed, and again, this gets a bit more complicated.  If you underwent a right reduction and left lift, you could always do this for now, and if at any time you wanted to have an augmentation you could do so.  So, again, various options depending on your anatomy and your goals.

Breast asymmetry correction

You have two options. You can have reduction of your larger breast ( right side) to match with the size of your smaller breast ( on your left), OR you can have enlargement of your smaller breast to make it as large as your larger breast.  I feel that former option is more natural since you will not need use of an implant.  Thus you keep your body all natural and not have to worry about implant related issues in your future.  

Vasdev Rai, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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