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Asymmetrical Breasts – Surgery for Uneven Breasts

It is very normal for a woman’s breasts to be slightly different, but this is usually not noticeable. Occasionally, however, there is a significant difference with one breast being noticeably larger than the other (asymmetric breasts). Naturally, this can be a source of worry and cause many women to feel self-conscious. But it is a problem we see quite often.

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The aim of surgery is to try to match the two breasts in size, as closely as possible. This might entail making the smaller breast larger, or sometimes the larger one is made smaller.

Surgery may therefore involve the use of an implant on one side in combination with lifting or reducing on the other side.

The surgery will depend on your individual situation, and your surgeon will discuss the problem with you to decide the best solution for your case.

The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic and will require an overnight stay in the hospital before being discharged the following day.

Read our breast asymmetry operation guide here

Read Patrick Mallucci’s blog on uneven breasts

Read Norman Waterhouse’s blog on minimising incisions and scars

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The risks associated with Asymmetirc breast surgery are dependent on your specific procedure, whether that be breast enlargement or breast reduction.

You can discuss this with your surgeon to see which is best suited to you.

While it is normal for women’s breasts to be different from each other, occasionally this difference is very noticeable. In such situations the aim of surgery is to try to balance the breasts.

There are a variety of techniques that may be used and the choice will depend on a number of factors including whether or not an increase in overall breast size is required.

Examples of operations to symmetrise the breast include:

  • The augmentation of the smaller breast to match the larger one
  • The reduction of the larger breast to match the smaller.
  • The use of different sized implants in each breast.
  • Or a combination of the above.

Implants are inserted in the usual manner as described here: breast enlargement.

Read Patrick Mallucci’s blog on asymmetric breasts / uneven breasts.

Read Hagen Schumacher’s blog on Micromastia and breast asymmetry

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