Hello, I am trying to find out what is the percentage of women who have asymmetric breasts and what would be the average difference in breast size for women? I have right one size C cup and left one size B cup. I would appreciate your help. Thank you.
How Common is Breast Asymmetry Among Women?
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This is very normal. Most women have asymmetric breasts before and after breast surgery. They are sisters not twins.
In addition, Temporary asymmetry is quite common after breast augmentation. For one thing, most patients have asymmetry before surgery but just never notice it, and maybe their plastic surgeon never noticed it. If you look back at your before pictures you may notice it now. So with a breast augmentation, your breasts will be fuller and larger but they are still going to have some of that inherent breast asymmetry. A breast augmentation can not change the nipple position, the width of the breast, the level of the crease etc. This requires more advanced techniques like a mastopexy or revision which often requires more scars on the breast. So your breasts will be sisters, not twins afterwards. That being said, sometimes we will place two different size implants if the discrepancy is substantial enough to at least try to correct some of the difference between the two breasts...but again this is not going to make them twins. In addition, implants tend to settle and sit in the pocket differently. So one breast might seem lower and smaller, or lower and larger depending on the rate of settling. I typically recommend patients wait a full 3 months before we critically assess the results and begin having any discussions about a revision surgery.
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Breast Asymmetry options
1) You can reduce the larger breast with liposuction
2) You can enlarge the smaller one with fat grafting or an implant
3) You can enlarge both but use different size implants
I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options in more detail.
Every woman's breasts are asymmetrical to some extent
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Thank you for your question. Most women actually have some degree of breast asymmetry. I do not know offhand the percentage exactly. If your breast asymmetry bothers you, you might be well served by a breast augmentation. For augmentation, I would not want to place a single implant on one side, but it is common to place breast implants of different sizes in the left versus right breast. Another option would be a breast reduction.
The majority of women, to some degree.
Regardless of the cause, a cup size difference isn’t an unusual finding.When this problem is encountered, a variety of surgical options are available to treat the problem.
If you’re concerned about breast asymmetry, it’s important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon.This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your concerns.
Breast asymmetry among women is much more common than perfect breast symmetry
Thank you for your question. I cannot give you a proven percentage of women with significant breast asymmetry based on controlled clinical studies. I can tell you that one cup size breast asymmetry is quite common in the normal population of people. In 31 years of practicing plastic surgery I don't believe I have ever seen perfectly symmetrical breasts. One cup breast asymmetry can often be corrected with a lift on the larger side and if enlargement is desired breast implants on both sides.There is an example of correction of asymmetry on the last patient photograph in the attached article on breast implants for tuberous breast deformity
Breast asymmetry is common
Most patients have some degree of breast asymmetry, although asymmetry of one or more cup sizes is less common. There are many options to correct the asymmetry you have described including enlarging the smaller breast only with an implant, enlarging both breasts with different size implants, and reducing the larger breast. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will explain your options, and help you decide on the procedure of choice for you.
Breast asymmetry is common
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