My Right Breast is Bigger Than Than the Left?

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

Doctor Answers 20

Breast asymmetry

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. 

William Aiello, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Slightly Larger Breast?

Thank you for your question! It is very normal to have a slightly larger breast.  If you are concerned I would advise you to see a plastic surgeon.  Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board Certified Plastic SurgeonChicagoHoffman Estates Oak Brook

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

Breast Asymmetry

Thank you for your question.  It is actually a very common occurrence for me to see a woman in consultation who is concerned about the natural asymmetry of her breasts.  Common differences include size of the breasts, height of the breasts, breast shape and nipple height.  Often patients are born with these asymmetries and they can become more apparent in the post pubescent period, but factors such as pregnancy, breast feedings, and weight fluctuations can cause these asymmetries to become more or less noticeable throughout ones lifetime.   The good news is that this asymmetry that is sometimes bothersome to a patient, can often be improved and made less obvious with plastic surgery (breast implants, breast lifts, breast reductions and/or combinations of these procedures).

Right Breast Bigger than the Left

   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.

Breast Asymmetry

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

It is very common to have breasts that are different in volume, shape, and position. No need to worry, I have yet to meet a patient with perfectly symmetric breasts!
Thanks for your question! Best wishes!!

Gregory Park, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Breasts uneven

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.

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Uneven Breasts

Hi,

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.

Stephen M. Lazarus, MD
Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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