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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.

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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.

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 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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I was.13 when my breast stated to develop and now that I'm 15 my left boon is way bigger than my right one and it's is noticeable. Since I have really low self-esteem I have to either wear big shirts so it does show or stuff my bra just to make my selves feel better. Is there something I can do to get mine fixed???? Simply, Jada





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I'm 19 and recently I noticed that my breasts started growing again, the thing is that the left one -although it was already bigger than the right- is getting way bigger than the right. It's getting embarrassing since I don't know if the right will catch up or what.





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I'm 23 and as the years went by I noticed my left breast is larger than my right. It wasn't a huge difference but once I started to gain weight it had grown a cup size larger than my other. It's embarrassing and I don't want anyone to notice so what I do is buy bras with removable inserts to even then out so it's not noticeable. I'm trying to lose weight in hopes that it will shrink down so it's not as noticeable although I am relieved that it is a common thing among woman, it helps a lot.





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That's how mine are! I noticed they were uneven but I didn't worry about it until my mother saw that they were. I don't know why but they recently started growing again and the left one is even more big than the right. It's really embarrasing!

LADIES, Go to your doctor, try and get your health insurance to pay! I know what your thinking... "Insurance will NEVER pay for a breast implant...", but MINE DID. My breasts were an A cup and a D cup. I was on antidepressants because I was so beaten down about it. My doctor was aware of the problem, so he referred me to a plastic surgeon who contacted my insurance company. At first they denied me, but then my PCP reached out and sent a letter stating that it was affecting my mental health, etc. They approved it after that and paid for the entire $8000 procedure, less $300 that I came out of pocket for.





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im 38 and my right breast has started growing again its significantly bigger than the left I don't li ke going to my doctor as I feel he thinks im making things up as I try to stay away but when I get a build up of issues I go so I always have a few problems when he sees me however I am worried about this one





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