How to mask uneven chest wall and asymmetrical breasts?

Looking for a surgeon experienced with moderately uneven chest wall for breast augmentation.

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Chest wall asymmetry may be improved with a fat transfer procedure after or at the time of the breast augmentation with implants. This can create a softer cleavage between the breasts. 

Oxnard Plastic Surgeon
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How to mark uneven chest wall and asymmetrical breasts

Far more important than the technique is the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. Choose your surgeon rather than the technique and let them explain why one technique may be better than another. 
See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for a  Breast Augmentation.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Chest wall asymmetry

Everyone has a degree of chest wall asymmetry 

It would be helpful to provide photos in order to give you options on this as there are lots of approaches

Asymmetry Correction


Thank you for your question. Asymmetries are quite common whether related to size, position of breasts or chest wall projection. The approach to each situation should be individualized and will require a detailed exam and in-person consultation. I have had success balancing projection differences with different projection of implants. The most important thing is that the patient feel they have achieved a good balance and improvement. This is why my patients find it helpful to try on the implant sizers with a form-fitting bra & t-shirt in the office. A variety of combinations can be tried on until you find the match that feels right for you. Perfection is an unrealistic goal but certainly, many asymmetries can be improved.

Be sure to seek a board certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in this area.

All the best 

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

How to mask uneven chest wall and asymmetrical breasts?


Thank you for your question.It is common for most women have breast asymmetry to some. Different implant sizes and styles can be used to achieve symmetry.

Size and shape of breasts can often play a critical role in a woman’s self-esteem. Fuller and bigger breasts are often associated with reproducibility therefore it is a desired condition. There are different kinds of breast augmentation operation types. Breast augmentation can be performed either with breast implants or autologous fat transfer. There are also different types of breast implants like teardrop or round implants. These implants also can be placed under or above the muscle. As you can imagine there are several different options for breast augmentation. The best way to understand which one is more suitable for you is to get a physical examination by a plastic surgeon.

It is important for you to understand that you don’t always need a breast implant for breast augmentation. As it was also mentioned above you can also get bigger and natural breasts with Cihantimur Fat Transfer method. In this method we use own fat tissue of the patient in order to increase the size of the breast. Since this tissue is your own tissue there is no risk for any adverse effects. It is safe and fast operation that yields natural results without any incision.

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Aysmmetrical breasts and chest wall

Thank you for your question which is difficult to answer without meeting and examining you. Many women will have a "normal" asymmetry of their breasts and or chest wall and can be addressed by implants, fat grafting or a combination of procedures. Sometimes one side will need a lift and fat and the other an implant with or without fat transfer. Having an exam by a plastic surgeon will help determine if you have any other deformity such as pectus, scoliosis, or polands leading to your asymmetries. Good luck!

Jennifer Geoghegan, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Chest wall deformity and breast augmentation

Thank you for your question.  Most board certified plastic surgeons should be able to assist you. Sometimes something simple such as choosing asymmetric can camouflage the asymmetry.   Make sure you consult with a plastic surgeon who is an ASPS and ASAPS member. After a complete exam including taking measurements, your surgeon will be able to give you options that will achieve your desired goals. Good luck. 

How to mask uneven chest wall and asymmetrical breasts?

Thank you for your question. Any board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS) should be able to see you and assess your asymmetry. Sometimes, if the uneven chest is mild, it can be treated with placement of different implants to even out the difference. An in-person evaluation and exam would be required to see what is best for you.

Good luck!

Dallas Buchanan, MD
Spokane Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Chest wall asymmetries

Depending upon the asymmetry of the chest wall, sometimes you do nothing more than go ahead with the breast augmentation. An in person evaluation would be critical.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Camouflaging asymmetries of chest wall and breasts- the details will be critical

Hi there-

Without knowing a lot more about you and your goals, it is very difficult to give you a more informative answer to your question, but I can tell you that no two operations for women with significant asymmetries of the breasts and or chest wall are ever quite the same.

Your choice of surgeon, how you prioritize things, and the details of the approach the two of you choose will be critical to your safety and happiness. Visit for an in person consultation and prioritize safety and a beautiful attractive result above all else.

Good luck!

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

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