Options when one breast is larger than the other?

I could also say that one of my breasts is smaller than the other but I'm left with the same problem. I'm 21 and finally able to deal with this problem but I don't know where to begin. For one, it's something I've been embarrassed about ever since I realized that it was really happening and wasn't going to right itself over time. My gynecologist thinks that I'm over-reacting and that many women have asymmetrical breasts but I don't care what she thinks. It's what I think and feel that matters. What are my options for correcting this problem?


F, 22, New Jersey

Hahaha, you are too funny. If you like the size of the smaller breast, you can do a small reduction on the larger. If you like the larger you can do a matching breast augmentation, or fat graft the smaller breast. And find a new gynecologist! Hahaha.

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Hi Tweetyx.

First everyone has asymmetry between the breasts.  You are right in that it is about you and how you feel about your breasts, and how they make you feel about yourself.  OTOH, you should not entirely dismiss your gynecologists words.

There are several different causes of significant asymmetry, in addition to the routine asymmetry that is seen in every woman.  You will need to get an exam by a qualified plastic surgeon to first diagnose the problem, and then propose a solution.

Basically, if all you have is routine asymmetry, the choices are enlargement of the smaller breast or reduction of the larger breast (lipo or formal surgery).  Sometimes it is best to leave well enough alone.