Fixing breast asymmetry
Thank you for your question and your photo. Indeed you appear to have a fair amount of breast asymmetry, though your breasts are each nicely sized and shaped. The most effective method of symmetrizing your breasts will likely be a reduction of the left breast, with a simultaneous lift (mastopexy) of the right. This will allow near matching of the breast volume, as well as shape, areolar size, and scar pattern.
You have options
First, uneven breasts are very common so don't despair. Generally options include reduction/lifting more on one side than the other with or without implants. Another option is removing fat from the larger breast with liposuction and now with the growing trend of fat injection for the breasts the smaller breast can be enhanced. Seek consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Keep in mind that at the young age of 21, you don't want to do too much with potential problems and commit yourself to to re operations for years.
You have 2 options to achieve symmetrical breast shape and size:1. Add an implant to the smaller breast so it is the same size as the larger breast2. Breast reduction to the larger breast so that it reduces to the same size as your smaller breastThere is not a long-term non-surgical option that will give you the results you are looking for. I know you do not want an implant right now, however you did mention you want to maintain a relatively good size, so the way to achieve that would be with implants. At this point I recommend you consult in person with a board certified plastic surgeon so you can learn more about both options and decide which option is best for you. Good luck!
Keep in mind that your breasts are sisters - not twins. No two breasts are the same either before or after surgery. That being said you can either increase the size of the smaller breast or reduce the size of the larger breast. The easiest option would be to reduce the size of the larger breast. But this is a starting point for a larger/longer discussion.
best of luck!
FIXING UNEVEN BREAST WITHOUT IMPLANTS
can fix uneven breasts with a breast lift. Correction of
asymmetrical breasts may require several techniques
including Liposuction , Fat Grafting a Breast Lift operation
and sometimes adding Breast Implants. For minimal
unevenness there are several suture suspension techniques that
appear promising.. Alternatively non invasive ultrasound
and radio frequency treatments may be beneficial .
Mastopexy procedure raises the breast by removing excess skin and
surrounding breast glandular tissues. This can rejuvenate your
figure with a
more youthful breast shape .. But it is important to know that a
breast lift procedure will tend to settle with age and
gradually loose its original projection and fullness over time
Marvin F. Shienbaum, MD
Procedure to fix uneven breasts without implants?
Thank you for your question. The first step is to determine which breast you prefer, the larger or the smaller breast. If you like the smaller breast and would like to avoid an implant, you might be a candidate for a reduction of the larger breast to try to match the smaller breast in size. If you like the larger size breast, an implant would be a great option but if you are against having a breast augmentation you may want to consider a fat grafting procedure. I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-experienced in breast-related procedures.
Treating Uneven Breasts without Using Implants
While it is not talked about very often, asymmetric breasts are quite common. In a patient with breast ptosis (sagging), a lift can be used on the larger side to bring better symmetry in the appearance of the breasts. In cases where a large discrepency exists in size and shape, and a lift will not achieve the desired results, a staged procedure with fat grafting (fat transfer from another area of the body) to the breasts can be utilized. And though you do not seem interested in adding implants, they can be very helpful to achieve symmetry in dimension, upper pole fullness and overall volume of both breasts.
Breast reduction to even out asymmetry
To achieve better symmetry of your breasts without implants, you can choose to get a breast reduction. This would decrease the larger breast so that is closer in size to the smaller breast. However, if you prefer to be larger, than an implant in the smaller breast would be your alternative.
You need to determine which breast you like better in terms of size.If you are against the idea of implants then the best option is a small reduction with a lift on he larger left Breast will give you move symmetry
Breast asymmetry options
Thank you for your question. Breast asymmetry is very common, particularly size asymmetry. If you are looking to decrease the asymmetry from one breast to another, then you have several 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.