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Asymmetric Breasts

Side view showing Asymmetric Breasts

It’s widely accepted that few women on the planet can boast a pair of identically sized breasts. In fact, slight asymmetry is considered the norm. However, while this anatomical nuance is of little concern to the majority of women, there are some for whom the size difference is so pronounced that it impacts heavily on their body image and can seriously affect their self-esteem. The term ‘Asymmetric Breasts’ usually refers to breasts that differ in size by at least one cup size, which may become noticeable during puberty as the breast tissue starts to develop. Subsequently, as the years progress, the asymmetry may become more obvious to the point were it is unflattering and even embarrassing for a woman. However, asymmetric breasts can be easily rectified thanks to the latest advances in cosmetic surgery, where the breasts can be corrected by either enlarging the smaller one with implants or reducing the larger one.

Watch the Live from the Clinic interactive case video on asymmetric breasts >

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Hello I am writing this because I am a plus size woman in my early 50 and one of my breast is so much bigger than the other and being a plus size person it is so hard to fine a good bra, It makes me feel so down because you can really tell which one is bigger than the other even with a bra on , please can someone help me





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I am 27 years old and have asymmetrical breasts. My right is a c and my left one is an a, maybe a small b. It's ridiculous how different my breasts are. I know friends and family members of mine who have noticed and even pointed it out. I'd be OK if it were just a little difference in them, considering that's normal, but my breasts aren't. It's even worse now that I'm nursing my baby, because the right one is gigantic and the left one is about the same as before. Also, when my left breast fills with milk, the bottom of my breast doesn't fill up. I am pretty sure my left breast is missing milk ducts on the bottom of it. It curves up rather than down like it's supposed to. I hate my breasts and I am self conscious about it all the time. I can't wear normal clothes or bras, bikinis aren't even a good idea and my self esteem is low when it comes to how I look. Is there someome who can help me find a doctor to fix this? I was thinking a breast reduction on the right side so at least they're even. I don't want to live with this anymore. I've dealt with this since I was a teenager and I'm done. No more! Thanks for reading this and helping.





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I am 19 years old And I have a problem my right breast is ridiculously largef than the left i absolutely hate it It's so embarassing and uncomfortable i can't wear certain clothes As people will notice! I hate it I have a boyfriend I haven't told him but I'm pretty sure he knows now but just don't want to confront me I have no selfesteem this has really effected me in many ways and as I get older the right breast just keeps out growing the left its a huge different I hate looking at myself in the mirror





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I am 25 and I also suffer from this. My right breast is an a and the left is Completely flat with no tissue or shape. The nipple is different. I went to My gp at 19 and was told to basically suck it up. It is so damaging living with this, I have to wear overly padded bras and constantly fix Myself and within an hour and left with a gaping hole. Going on holiday is a huge worry, trying to find ridiculously padded bras just to Feel normal. I've been dumped, laughed at, rumours have been spread, you name it. I'm fed up, skint, and completely embarrassed by this. Are there any other options or should I return to my gp and try again?





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Hi, I am 15 years of age, my right breast is a lot larger than my left 'breast' . My left breast is completely flat and it affects me and my life, I have to go out and buy certain bras and stuff things inside my left bra so you can't notice the difference however I only can wear certain tops mainly baggy ones, I cannot wear a vest top or anything like that otherwise you can tell, I am so scared and very low esteemed to go and tell my doctor about my problem and what also affected my self esteem is that when I was younger I had a 'best friend' and I happened to tell her and she promised me not to tell anyone and then when we had fallen out, she had told everyone I got bullied and tried harming myself even though it's not my fault. I hate my body and myself and I really don't know what to do? I want help I don't like coping like this. Any adivce.





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Honey kids are cruel and say and do awful things but I had and have the same problem I'm now 27 married with kids and what you need to do is talk to your mom or most certainly consult your doctor I know many beautiful girls with the same issue but god made us that way so imbrace it but they make special bras and inserts as well and are you right or left handed I'm right and that's my smaller side sometimes it can be bc you use that arm more than the other but don't harm yourself you'll make.many new friends meet awesome guys and have your whole life ahead of you. But do tell your doctor he or she will help you.

Hi, I am 15 years of age, my right breast is a lot larger than my left 'breast' . My left breast is completely flat and it affects me and my life, I have to go out and buy certain bras and stuff things inside my left bra so you can't notice the difference however I only can wear certain tops mainly baggy ones, I cannot wear a vest top or anything like that otherwise you can tell, I am so scared and very low esteemed to go and tell my doctor about my problem and what also affected my self esteem is that when I was younger I had a 'best friend' and I happened to tell her and she promised me not to tell anyone and then when we had fallen out, she had told everyone I got bullied and tried harming myself even though it's not my fault. I hate my body and myself and I really don't know what to do? I want help I don't like coping like this. Any adivce.





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I'm 21 years old and I have been very self-conscious about my breasts since I was about 13. I started noticing my right boob growing larger but the left was staying the same. My mom noticed it when I was like 15 but my low self esteem about the issue made me turn away from her. I've never talked about this with anyone because of my embarrassment ..and I can't afgord surgery to fix it. I now live with my boyfriend of a year and a half and I'm still terrified to take my shirt off around him. Somebody please help mee ..I feel like I will never be comfortable with myself ..I see this one flaw and to mee I'm sooo ugly. This is a hard situation for a woman to deal with because of how society portrays women .I feel like I don't live up to my expectations ..especially for my boyfriend.





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hi, im 14 and i have had trouble with breasts for about2 or 3 years and it has really hurt my self esteem. im very afraid to go to my mum or a dr. my left boob is way smaller than my right one, it hurts, i have to stuff things in my bra so it looks the same but that doesnt really work. i dont know what to do. please help.





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I'm 31, since puberty I have had different size breasts my left is a c where my right is an A. I have always been insecure about this issue, no confidence at all, I wouldn't even know where to start on surgery to make them more even, all I ever wanted was a pair :(, have to wear extra padded bra's to make them even, is there anything I can use naturally to make them more even looking ?





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I have one breast that's a size A and one that's a size D it's if very noticeable and makes me very self conscious and with having anxiety it makes me feel a lot worse waking around knowing that can notice it, it makes me feel very uncomfortable and like everyone body is staring I'm only 17 ...





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