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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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I have noticed a couple weeks ago that my left breast is about a cup size larger than my right breast. They always seemed about the same size. Is this anything to worry about?





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I am 19 and my left breast is at least one cupbsize bigger than the right. Usually I wear a B cup bra because that is the size of my smaller breast but I think my bigger breast has been growing because it has started to noticeably spill over quite a bit out of the cup while the smaller one fits perfectly. I really don't want to do surgery because someday I want to breastfeed my children. I guess I will have to buy a C or D cup bra to fit the bigger breast and stuff the smaller one. :(





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I had odd breast from a teenager, one a size a the other a size c u had implants 16 years ago, and have been more confident since. I was on z waiting list for a reduction ( anything to make them even) but op was cancelled so went with implants as have always been a chunky girl. My advice go for what is right for you





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I really hate my boobs, I sleep with a bra on all the time and my partner hates this! I have really small boobs and I have no confidence with them at all! Also one is noticeably bigger than the other which just makes me feel worse! I'm constantly covering them up and wearing bras with tons of padding but it don't make me feel any better! I really want to have a boob job but can't afford it, I don't want them huge, I want them a nice size but also want them both the same size, I'm in my mid 20's and this is really knocking my confidence :( please help!!





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My right breast is so much bigger than the other and I feel really self conscious about it. It sags more, weighs more and is just so much bigger. I'm only 15 so there is still time for them to grow but I just feel so self conscious about it. Will they even out? Or will they just be like that forever? I know it's normal to have a difference in size but I think my difference is more than 2 cup sizes :( please help?





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I'm 19 and I have had uneven breasts for ever. I did find out that it is due to scoliosis which means my spine is curved (about 15%) and alond with that my spine actually twists causing one breast to be significantly larger than the other. Along with making one leg about 1.5" longer than the other. I am a curvy girl and I'm fine with that but my breasts are a huge issue. I am happily engaged and my fiancé loves my body, all of it, but I can't seem to love that part of me because it is so noticeable in all of my shirts that I just want them to be "normal" is there anyone that could help? Obviously being so young I don't have $$$$ for surgery.





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I'm 13 And I wear a C cup on one boob And an A cup on the other. It effects my self esteem So much. I wear sports bras to try And make them look the Same.





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Hi I'm 18 and really worried about my breasts my left breast is a lot larger, sags more and the nipple is larger it really lowers my self esteem and is very noticeable what can I do?





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I thought I was the only one but I'm over joyed that my breasts aren't making me the odd one out. I guess I should be happy it isn't cancer......... at least I hope its not...





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I thought it was cancer too...

My right breast is at least 2 cup sizes bigger than my left breast, my right is an A an my left is a C cup, I have really low self esteem and I find bras uncomfortable because or boob either has no support or is squashed, please help, I started my period when I was about 13 if that helps. From sana





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Thought I was the only one with that problem is there some way to fix it I feel very low at times afraid to show my body





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