It is not uncommon for women to have asymmetrical breasts. In fact, it is quite normal that there are differences in the shape, size, and position of the breast. However, in some situations, this asymmetry can be severe and noticeable. This is especially true when wearing underwear, bikinis, or fitted workout clothes. Women who are self-conscious about the size and shape difference in their breasts can speak to a plastic surgeon about correcting these imperfections with breast augmentation surgery. 

What causes breast asymmetry? 

There are a few different reasons why a woman might experience breast asymmetry. Below are just a few of the more common factors seen by Drs. Christine Fisher of Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 

  • Removal of breasts from mastectomy (due to breast cancer)
  • Poor results from previous breast augmentation procedures
  • Changes in weight, either gaining or loss
  • Shrinkage due to medical conditions
  • Mastitis (breast infection)
  • Uneven shrinking of the breasts due to the process of aging
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Uneven development during adolescence
  • Virginal hypertrophy
  • Genetics/hereditary

How are asymmetrical breasts fixed? 

With breast augmentation procedures, many women in Austin, TX can enjoy symmetrical breasts. Depending on the severity of the asymmetry, breast implants may be used by our team to even out the chest area in one or both breasts. Breast asymmetry can be addressed during other procedures as well, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, and even the breast lift. By working with a trained and skilled cosmetic surgeon, women can achieve the chest they desire while also balancing them for optimum results. This corrective surgery is often an elective procedure that is used to improve self-esteem and confidence. We always consult with women before surgical procedures to ensure that they have realistic expectations of what can be achieved and that they are having the surgery done for themselves, not for someone else. 

Are you interested in correcting breast asymmetry? 

At Austin Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Austin, TX, our team of professionals can help you achieve symmetry and feel more confident in your appearance. If you are ready to learn more, contact our office at 512-815-0123 to request an appointment. We are conveniently located at 2905 San Gabriel Street in Suite #100.

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