Hello! I'm a 21 year old girl who is pretty fed up with having uneven breasts. My left breast is about a 34D, while my right looks like it could be a B cup at best. Since I've heard breasts are pretty much done growing by age 21, I'm trying to look for an alternative. What would be a procedure I could use where I don't have to get implants, but can still keep a relatively good size, if at all possible? If implants are a must, I'll get them, but right now I guess I'm trying to keep costs low.
Procedure to Fix my Uneven Breasts Without Implants?
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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.
Thanks for the question. Two options: either an implant on the right to even it out, or a small reduction/lift on the left to even that out. Or you could combine the two procedures all depending on the size you want to be. You could also consider fat transfer to the right breast to add volume if you have enough fat on your body to do that. Good Luck
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FIXING UNEVEN BREAST WITHOUT IMPLANTS
A surgical Mastopexy procedure raises the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the 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
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