Asymmetrical Breasts: Should You Worry? Let's find out more

Asymmetrical Breasts: Should You Worry? Let's find out more

An asymmetrical chest is an imperfection that frequently affects women. The asymmetry between the right and left sides of the body is a fairly common phenomenon that should not worry you.

Even if there was a noticeable difference between the size or shape of the two breasts, it is still possible to treat the asymmetry by opting for plastic surgery techniques in Turkey.

Asymmetrical Breasts: What Are They?

Breast asymmetry is a common physiological condition in most women.

In contrast, our bodies are not designed to be perfectly symmetrical. The example of the breast is not the only one to consider when examining possible asymmetries.

The distinctions between the right and left sides are always subtle, sometimes barely noticeable, other times more pronounced and obvious.

Breast asymmetries can be of different types:

  • Size asymmetry, where one breast is larger than the other.
  • Shape asymmetry, where the breasts take on more or less different shapes from right to left.
  • Asymmetry by position, in the case where one of the two breasts seems shifted about the other.
  • The asymmetry can concern the nipples or the areolas, which can have a different direction between right and left.

The causes of breast asymmetries

Breast asymmetry can be categorized into:

Congenital asymmetry

Congenital breast asymmetry manifests as the effect of the genetic syndrome that prevents the mammary glands from fully developing. This condition significantly compromises self-perception in adolescents.

Acquired asymmetry

Acquired breast asymmetry is secondary to processes of a traumatic nature, of an iatrogenic nature (surgery), or antineoplastic treatments such as radiotherapy.

It can then present itself as a result of pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding, with significant changes in weight or with the simple passage of time, which can lead to tissue failure. In rare cases, the reasons for breast asymmetry can be medical such as Poland syndrome, scoliosis, or scleroderma.

Asymmetrical Breasts: What Treatments?

Because a very pronounced breast asymmetry can cause deep embarrassment and social and intimate discomfort for the affected woman, various aesthetic medicine procedures can treat this imperfection, note in this regard:

Breast augmentation

The cosmetic breast augmentation procedure involves adding a portion of tissue to an underdeveloped breast compared to the contralateral breast. Breast augmentation involves the implantation of biocompatible prostheses, often made of silicone, previously tested in the laboratory to meet biological requirements. In some cases, breast augmentation is done using the technique of breast lipofilling.

Reduction mammoplasty

Unlike a breast augmentation, the reduction mastoplasty rather decreases the volume of one breast compared to the other.

To adjust the volume and curve of the breasts, especially if the patient does not wish to enlarge the volume of the smallest breast, breast reduction may also be the best option.

Reducing one of the breasts involves removing the superfluous mammary gland. Once the operation has been performed, a facelift operation will then be performed, so that the emptying does not lead to a loss of cleavage tone: this involves lifting and concentrating the remaining mammary gland and removing the extra skin.

Mastopexy procedure

Mastopexy is a breast lift operation that is chosen when the patient wishes to regain firmness.

Unlike breast augmentation, mastopexy may not even involve the use of prostheses, relying on cosmetic surgery that typically begins with the areola and nipples.
Through incisions in these areas, the surgeon will be able to perform deep breast reshaping, restoring tone and lifting sagging breasts.
The main purpose of this cosmetic procedure is to treat breast ptosis or sagging breasts. Although it has the advantage that it can be combined with a mastoplasty for augmentation or reduction, this particular procedure can also be used to correct breast asymmetry.


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