is it possible to even out an uneven breast without surgery?

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Asymmetrical breasts

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You can use a professional bra fitting with an insert to even out your size in clothing. 

Minimally invasive procedures are still surgery. Just small surgery. Depending on the severity of your issue, you may be a candidate for one of these. There are larger procedures available as well.

Milwaukee Plastic Surgeon
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There are minimally invasive procedures to correct an asymmetry but whether you are a candidate or no will require an examination or atleast some photos

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Breast asymmetries can be hidden some with different bras or over the counter silicone inserts.

Otherwise, implants can be placed for enlargement and a breast lift can be done for sagging.

Non-surgical options for addressing and "uneven breast" depend upon what is meant by that term

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You have provided very little information here regarding what you mean by "uneven breast," so it will be hard to give a great answer.  To me this could mean an uneven contour or shape of an individual breast, or it could mean that there is some difference in size, shape, position, or some other aspect of appearance between the two breasts.  Most options for addressing those things and changing those aspects of the breast are surgical.  The magnitude of the surgery may not be very great - perhaps something like a bit of liposuction or fat transfer would be appropriate, but it would still be surgical.  Two ideas come to mind for non-surgical things that could possibly be used to alter the breasts or the tissues around the breasts, but these are just general ideas and in no way do I know whether they would be appropriate for you.  One is the BRAVA device, which is basically an external suction device, much like a "helmet" that you place on one or both breasts and wear for about 10 hours a day for several weeks.  There have been reports of modest changes in size and shape of breasts as a result of this device, and we also use it sometimes to expand the breast tissue for fat grafting in certain challenging cases.  This is non-surgical.  The other idea is CoolSculpting, although, this would likely be more useful in the fatty tissues surrounding the breast, like the armpit, bra line, and chest or upper abdomen areas, and probably not so much on the breast itself.  This is non-surgical too, but it would only be useful in very select and specific cases in which reduction of fat volume in those areas accessible by the device would be expected to achieve the goal.  Bear in mind that, while avoidance of surgery is a worthwhile goal if there is an  appropriate non-surgical remedy to the problem, just avoiding surgery for the sake of avoiding surgery may condemn you to suboptimal results, lots of time, effort, and money spent, and you may have done better to simply go forward with surgery in the first place.  My best advice is to schedule consultations with some board certified plastic surgeons who have extensive experience in breast surgery, and maybe even knowledge or experience of those (and maybe others) options for non-surgical treatment I mentioned above.  That way you will be sure to get the best advice about how to proceed, and if there is no good non-surgical option available for your specific issue, you will be in  good hands to proceed with surgery if you wish.  Best of luck.

Joseph L. Grzeskiewicz, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Breast asymmetry

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It would depend of several factors but most importantly whether the asymmetry is simply a volume issue or if it refers to the shape of the breasts.  If you have a small volume asymmetry then perhaps some liposuction of the larger breast or fat injection to the small breast would fix a small degree of volume asymmetry.  However, you need an in person exam from a board certified plastic surgeon to determine your options.

John L. Burns Jr., MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Non surgical treatment of uneven breasts

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Thanks for your inquiry, but without pictures it is impossible for us to advise.  In general short of massive weight loss or gain, pregnancy, or hormones it is hard to influence the breast at all and that does not necessarily take into account issues of symmetry.  

Uneven breasts

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Thank you for your question. It is very unlikely you can do anything to change breast shape without some type of surgical intervention.

Francis Johns, MD
Greensburg Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven breast

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Thank you for your question. it is unlikely any non surgical will even out. It is not unusual to continue to to have some asymmetry after surgery.

How to even out asymmetry

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Thank you for your question. The short answer is no. If you have breast asymmetry, without surgery there is not a way to correct this. Most women have some small degree of asymmetry which is normal. To correct it many times a breast lift, breast augmentation or combination of the two is used. Even after surgery you should expect some degree of asymmetry. Surgery is both a science and an art. Nothing is perfect, especially when correcting asymmetry. Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss all of your options as well as the realistic expectations when correcting asymmetry.

Non-surgical fixed of uneven breast

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The answer is no, if you have significant on evenness it is not possible to even breasts without surgery. Even with surgery it will never be perfectly identical but they would be much much closer. I would recommend you find a board-certified plastic surgeonby the American Board of plastic surgery and be evaluated of what your options could be. Best of luck

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