Im 27 years old and married for 5 years and i noticed lately that my right breast is bigger than my left.i haven't gone through any surgery.just wanted to find out if its normal.bit worried.please help
My Right Breast is Bigger Than Than the Left?
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Not to worry - 9 out of 10 women have some form of breast asymmetry, if you look closely enough. Think of your breasts as "sisters", not "identical twins".
If the asymmetry bothers you, go and see your friendly neighborhood PS.
Breasts are sisters, not twins!
Hi bubby1983, Asymmetry affects everyone! Most women have one breast that’s bigger than the other just like they might have a leg or arm that’s slightly longer than the other. (And by the way, when you have your next pedicure, look and see if your toes exactly match!) The point is that it’s rare for the human body to be symmetrical. However, in some women the difference in breast size and shape is more noticeable, and this is where a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift can be a big help. It is very common to use two different implant sizes to adjust for the difference in natural breast tissue. In rare cases, one breast may need a lift while the other one does not. Interestingly, breasts often heal from surgery differently too! If you are concerned I recommend you see your doctor and definitely recommend this if any changes to your breasts are recent and cannot be attributed to any body changes due to weight gain, pregnancy or birth control.
Slightly Larger Breast?
Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board Certified Plastic SurgeonChicagoHoffman Estates Oak Brook
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Many women have one breast that is visably larger than the other. This can change with pregnancy, breast feeding, weight gain and loss, etc. If there is ever any concern for a breast mass, see your doctor.
All women have some difference between one breast and the other. One may be larger, higher. different shape, different nipple height. That is what makes you human and not a robot. When the asymmetry bothers patients, it can frequently be improved with plastic surgery.
Breast Asymmetry is Normal
Thanks for your question! Best wishes!!
Breast asymmetry is normal. No one is perfectly symmetrical. If the difference in size is bothersome to you surgical intervention is an option. You could augment the smaller breast to match the larger, or reduce the larger to match the smaller.
It is not unusual for one breast to be larger than the other. The difference may be hardly noticeable to as much as a several cup size difference. As a plastic surgeon, I rarely see a patient without some degree of breast asymmetry. There may be a shape difference (round on one side and teardrop on the other) as well as a size difference.
When considering breast implants, it is important for both the patient and the PS to be aware of any pre-existing asymmetries that may affect the aesthetic outcome.
Thanks for your question.
Sudden change in breast size on one side
If you have recently noticed a change in your breast size you should be examined by a general surgeon or your OB-GYN. It is not abnormal to have breasts of different sizes but a sudden change may be medically significant. At your age you have most likely never had a mammogram so this may be the first step in working up the problem.
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