Many women suffer from uneven breasts, also known as breast asymmetry – a relatively common condition that is often not discussed. When the asymmetry is pronounced, the embarrassment can affect women’s daily lives, sexuality and confidence. Breast surgery can considerably elevate quality of life and self-esteem for significantly affected women.
With breast asymmetry, a woman’s breasts may differ in size or shape. The left breast may be a B-cup and the right a D-cup, for example, or a woman may have one breast that significantly droops while the other does not, making the woman’s breasts appear unbalanced. Sometimes asymmetry is from a congenital syndrome called Poland’s Syndrome , which may be accompanied by anomalies of the arm or hand on the involved side. In other cases, breast asymmetry may be the result of infection, trauma or surgery near the developing breast in a child. Still other times, paired organs simply develop differently.
Breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and breast reconstruction techniques are commonly used to correct breast asymmetry and create balance between the breasts. Depending upon the type and degree of asymmetry, Dr. Chariker may utilize one or all of these procedures.