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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 feel everyone aboves pain at 14 I was an a cup and an e cup. I had corrective surgery the Dr told me to go with a D because I was "chunky". I then had to have the larger side further reduced at 18 and the implant replaced. Then at 21 I had encapsulation of the dude I had implanted abd had to have over a pound of scar tissue removed. I'm now 35 and have been suffering constant pain abd gave to have surgery again. I suggest for anyone going through this to just reduce the larger side. The cost the telling the story over and over again. Emotional and physical pain If I had known I would have just reduced the larger side and been done with it . good luck to anyone going through this. @





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Im 16 & have this problem too! Im still comfortable with my body and stuff, but its so noticable :( my left is a b or a c and my right breast is a small a, i can literally see the differemce even with a bra on. It looks like a deflated baloon its so ugly. My boyfriend has seen me naked before obviously but i think he can tell the difference too because when we're fooling around in the bedroom, he only plays with the larger one and pretends the smaller one isnt there. Makes me feel so uncomfortable. The larger breast like swells out of my bra whole the other one has a huge gap in my bra, & im only wearing a 34B which is supposed to be in the middle :(





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I am 17 years old, and im suffer with this ok.. my right breast is bigger than the other one.I've been suffer this since i was 14 year old.. i stress about this everyday of my life. I wish this didn't happen to me. I want to be normal :(. I need help i got a boyfriend, i just dont know how to tell him. I dont want to scare him off.what should i do.?? I haven't told anyone ..not even my family. Im scared to talk to anyone about this. I thought i was only one like this till i found this site.





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Sweetheart I am 44 yrs old and I have a size A cup and a size c . I was always scared to tell or show my breasts to boyfriends . Sense I was 15 I have had over 10 guys look at my breasts and not one had a problem with it. Some it even turned them on. Besides guys love it when there is something wrong with his woman it makes him feel less insecure about things wrong with him . Because trust me he is only thinking about his own flaws.

Don't be afraid to tell family. I was mortified but they helped me make special bras. Deal with anything I needed. And trust me you may be ashamed but don't be honestly I don't think if a man loves you he will care. But I can relate. But there are options. If you need suggestions let me know. Keep your head up 😊

m a 23 year old and blv me when I say that problem I have it.is something that stopping me to have the life that I wanna live.like for instance I can't even undress in front of my bf because is emberasing in a way.m not happy at all bcoz the problem is talking over my life





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Im 17 years old I am in the same place as you. I cant get dress in front my boyfriend either. I am embarrass of my body i can't go swim. I dont like showing off my body, cant wear all the nice clothing that i would wear. Its taking over my life. It stressful to look at myself and realize every time i get up and get dressed i gotta look it how clothing i wanna to wear i can. Because i dont wanna tell and show anyone:(

Im 21 and had reconstructive surgery 2 years ago to correct my severely asymmetrical breasts. Not to dishearten anyone but here in Australia it has cost me approximately $20,000. (2 periareolar mastopexy, 2 different sized implants). I too noticed my situation at a very young age but thought I would wait until puberty finished in hope that they would even out. my only advice is try to keep your chin up something CAN and WILL be done about It if that's what you wish. surgery has not made me in any way perfect but life is much more bareable now. my biggest regret is not telling and showing my Mum (as hard as it was eventually) as soon as I noticed because if I had've done so, she would have seen the severity and we could have started to save money earlier. to help even out while waiting for the operation I found wearing a normal bra underneath my sportsbra at the gym helped, and wearing a strapless bra underneath a normal bra any other time. Ankle socks were quite helpful for stuffing and also the stick on bra cups. try adjusting your bra straps so that the bigger breast is more supported and when shopping for bikinis try to find tops with removal padding and put all the padding on the side with the smaller breast.





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I'm 17 and one of my breasts is a size A and the other is a C. I workout a lot and have to wear tight cloths which really make the asymmetry noticeable. I'm petite which makes the larger boob really stand out. I have no idea how to fix my problem bit affects me every day and there is never a time that I don't notice the large difference. It is especially hard when other people point the size difference out or make fun. All I want is to not have to deal with the stress and sadness that comes from asymmetrical breasts.





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Hi dear. I am 23 years old and I have the same "problem" as you. I am also petite, just 5'2 and about 98 pounds. My right breast is obviously much larger. When I was in your age I felt depressed and terribly bad too. I thought I was the only one with this problem. Actually there are a lot of girls with this problem, but they just don't tell it. What I suggest to you is to fill your bras and to try to make it equal. Also I'd suggest to wear large t.shirts. These kind of t.shirts are also fashionable. And one thing: Don't tell anyone that you have this problem, not even your best friend, only to your mother. And don't let them make fun of you. Make them shut up if so. During this period, I have saved some money and I will take a surgery very soon. I am super happy. I suggest you to start a job and when you will be over 18 you can have a surgery too. (you may ask your parent's for monetary help if they can. Mines don't that possibility) Meanwhile: Courage and love your body!!! I hope I helped you just a little bit. Love from my side :)

I am 29 years old and have asymmetrical breasts. My right is smaller than a and my left one is an a size I can't wear what ever I like its effect my relationship with my family especially my husband I noticed that when I was 15 but now really effect me coz I just stop nursing I don't care if my breast big or small as long they look the same but my breasts aren't. Really I don't know what so please help with idea or tips





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Hi Dan, I have the same problem as you. I am 23 years old. I noticed that when I was 16. I know it is difficult, but what I suggest you to do is to fill your bras and to make try to make them seem equal. Meanwhile you can start to save some money, even 50 or 100 Dollars per month, leave them aside and you can have a surgery soon. (Even if you have to take a bank loan) I know it's not the best solution. I know that it might be expensive (for me it will be 2450 Euro, to reduce the larger breast.) Just like you, I don't mind if my breasts are smaller. I just want to have them equal. Courage!! You can do it. Start saving money.. :)

I'm 16 and I suffer from asymmetric breasts as well. It's conserned me for some time now because I didn't understand why my right breast wasn't growing. It has gotten to the stage now where my left breats is almost a D cup and my right is an A. I hate the way it looks and it makes me feel extremely self conscious. I've tried stuffing my bra but you can still tell that there is something wrong. I thought that I was the only one who had this problem as everyone I've spoken to have normal sized breasts. Is there something I can do to make it look more normal as I am to young to have surgery to correct it.





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Im thirteen and have the same problem. My right is a D but my left is a B. But I had a talk to my doctor and he said once I turn sixteen I can have a procedure to fix them. I'm so happy, once I'm sixteen I can actually wear a bathing suit and not avoid swimming anymore!

hi Evaleigh and Lynn. As you have noticed, there are a lot of girls with this "problem". The Lynn's idea to correct it is great. I suggest you also Evaleigh. Talk to your parents and with your doctor.They will give you a solution. The corrections exist. SO don't worry. It will be fine. Meanwhile, don't tell that to your friends or others you don't trust too much. Because you are young and they can misunderstand the problem and they can make fun. Love your bodyand stay healthy! :)

I am 14 years old I suffer from assymetry and trust me its a struggle. I do swimming every week and it is embarrassing when everyone wears their awesome bras and walk around I have to forever wear sport bras but this helps me a lot you can't even see the difference I am definitely looking forward to surgery I wanna be a model





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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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