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Asymmetric Breasts

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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.

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I am 13 years old someone please help me find out what I need to do. I had my period at age 11. Later on my breast started developing. My left breast is a B cup while my right is still flat. I think I have Poland syndrome but I'm not sure. I am strongly thinking about breast implants but my doctor says "it's normal" at school I have to wear extra padding a into my right side so it will look fine and no one will suspect anything. Thank you for your time.





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I'm 22 and my left breast is about a cup or 2 bigger than my right- my right being a D/DD and my left being about an E. I'm lucky that it's not too noticeable when wearing a bra, but when not you can very much tell. I get very paranoid that I had breast cancer but it's not been a sudden change, they've been like this for the past couple of years, so around the same time my breasts stopped growing. After reading this feed its made me feel better that other women of similar ages have the same problem.





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I'm 17 and have had this problem since I was 13 I wasn't so worried at first as I thought they may even out but unfortunately it has not happened my left breast is about a C cup and my right does not have much tissue at all so about an A I am very self conscious about it I can't even go bra shopping without breaking down in tears that I don't feel normal even certain clothes I can't wear because it's so obvious I just don't feel good about myself in anyway and the cost to get an implant is just too much i don't have that kind of money but I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one and with support I have had from my family I'm really greatful but still feel self conscious all the time!! If I wear I bikini which is hardly ever I try and pick ones which won't make it obvious but still makes me feel terrible about myself and I am considering having an implant but has anyone had it done? I'm so terrified of surgery and worried of what will happen and is it worth the cost?





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I'm 17 and have had this problem since I was 13 I wasn't so worried at first as I thought they may even out but unfortunately it has not happened I am very self conscious about it when I used to go to school and get changed for pe girls used to stare as they were so obvious and made feel terrible I can't even go bra shopping without breaking down in tears that I don't feel normal but I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one and with support I have had from my family I'm really greatful but still feel self conscious in a bikini I try and pick ones which won't make it obvious and I am considering having an implant but has anyone had it done? I'm so terrified of surgery and worried of what will happen and is it worth the cost?





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I'm 22 and have always had this problem but always had the hope that they would even out. Now i'm 22 I have lost this hope. I would say there is at least two cup sizes difference, and although I fill the smaller cup with a couple of 'silicone inserts' I am so self conscious about it and no longer go swimming etc due to being unable to use the inserts. I am going to go to the Dr next week to speak about options etc, but am terrified at the thought of surgery. It's great to read through your comments and see that I'm not the only one to feel like this.





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I am 15 and I started noticing that my left breast was larger when I was 12. It started off very subtle but as time progressed it became obvious. My left breast is a C and my right is barely an A. I'm very thin so I naturally have small breasts, I just wish they were even. I can't wear the bathing suits I want and I'm embarrassed especially since people have actually commented on my uneven breasts before. I tried massaging like crazy and it just doesn't work for me. Any help and advice would really be appreciated. Thanks.





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I have this condition. My left Breast at the time was naturally an A cup and my right an E. I had surgery to even them out. They surgery went so well that apart from the scars u can't tell the difference. I can now wear what I want. I can breastfeed if I want to and I have so much more confidence now :). I was 15 when I had my surgery I am now 22. Best choice I ever made.





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What surgery did you have?

A breast augmentation.

Did you had to pay it or did your Insurance covered it? Did any of your boobs kept growing?

Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm pretty sure I've got this Asymmetric Breasts thing too. I'm almost 19 now, but I've had lop-sided breasts for roughly 4 years now, since my freshman year of high school, pretty much. My right breast is a D, maybe a DD and my left is close to a B. I've come to terms with how I look and I never really had problems when it came to my self-esteem. However, I hate how many bras I go through just to make sure I'm protected. My left cup stays full but then my right cup will get all bunched up and the wires are so awful because they always come through on that side. I also worry for when I am one day married and my man sees the difference; that will be so embarrassing. So far, since I've noticed my breast sizes, I've consulted three family doctors and they have all said the same thing: "Try massaging your breast and eventually it will catch up to the other one." Let me tell you, I've massaged the crap out of it and I still see no differences. And I'm not against breast surgery or anything like that (if anything I sincerely commend women who have the nerve to go through with it), but it's not a personal choice for me. I am curious though, if and when I am one day breast feeding and I feed my child solely from the smaller side, will this one day even me out? I hear stories from women who have gotten pregnant and their breasts have gotten uneven from the hormones and I wonder if this will have the same (hopefully desirable) effect. I really do commend each and every beautiful lady that goes through this, I know it's not even remotely easy. Just knowing that there is a community out in the world for the asymmetrical breasted women, makes me feel so relieved. Hope you all have a wonderful day.





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Hi my name is Abby and I have serve breast asymmetry. I am 15 and my breast started to developed when I was about 10 or 11 after I was 12 they became slightly different over the years the difference between them has grown greatly. My right breast is about a D almost a DD and my left breast is about an A. At the beginning I was open about telling a few people that were close to me( my mother, my sisters and my best friend) and at first they made fun of me about it calling me "Nemo" only bringing me even more down. Although I understand they didn't mean to hurt me, it made me want to do something about it even more. Over time my self-esteem has become almost nonexistent, it has gotten so bad that I can't even look at myself in the mirror and the only time I can bare being naked is when I'm showering or getting dressed. I often, if not always wear a sports bra with extra padding in the left breast just to bed because I can't even stand the feeling of the difference between them. I'm still to this day am every open with my mom about it, we have went to a countless list of doctors and I've even gone as far has getting PRP injections. Which were hopefully going to simulate my breast tissue resulting them to grow. At first they showed an ever so slight change but then after a week or two my breast went back to normal size. I've been looking into getting plastic surgery for some time now but I don't know where to look. My parents have took it under consideration but haven't done anything to look into it. So I have decided to come up with a few of the chooses available to me in hope that they will see that I am serious and really interested in this. I'm not sure if most surgeons will even look at me due to my age. I also naturally have depression and I know this worsens it remarkably but do you think I could maybe get my insurance to cover at least some of the bill?... If anyone has advice on what I should I would thrilled to listen.





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I read this and honestly I'm going through the same things as you. I have an A and a D, possibly DD cup. My immediate family and doctors know, but my family also used to make fun of me for it ("Biggie Smalls") and it still causes crippling depression. At 15-18, I was told to wait until I was 18. I'm 20 and I'm planning to have the surgery in January. Basically you have two choices: breast augmentation and reduction or simply a breast reduction. A breast reduction is safer but will give you a breast size comparable to that if the smaller. A breast augmentation with reduction seeks to even out the chest completely to a size that fits your natural frame. The bigger breast will be reduced and the smaller will be increased using either saline or silicone gel implants. I hope you get the info and support you need. You are not alone or an anomaly. There are others like you and things will change for the better. Don't let depression about your body win. Much love, K.

I love the way every woman on this site is so supportive and never, not for a second, judges how somebody else is feeling. Even if they don't agree completely with someone's opinion or decitions they are never disrespectful, and are always willing to give hope. My story is not very different, I have asimetrical breast and my confidence and self esteem are suffering greatly from it. But somehow I have hope on a better future and I have to admit it's all thanks to you ladies. So thank you so much, to all of you, for giving me the courage I needed.





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