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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'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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I'm 15, I have asymmetric breast and the differene is getting bigger and bigger every day. I feel like my body tuerned against me and I don't know how much longer I will be able to stand this. I told my mother about my breast and she brushed me off saying it was common, like if that would make me feel any better. The worst part is now she gets mad whenever I talk about this and I feel alone, I feel like no body cares at all. I don't know what to do, not anymore. My only hope is surgery, but I don think I will be able I wait all those years.





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i would recommend an insert. they range from 5-20 dollars, and my favorite is a water insert. but it helps if it has silicone on the outside to keep it in place. they sell some at target for 6 dollars. even if you have different size breasts, people will love you the same. my boyfriend still loves my boobs ( one is a c, the other almost a dd) i know its hard. you can even talk to your doctor, if it really effects you self esteem there is a program called NHS that pays for corrective surgery, although youll have to wait a couple years. its tough, but your body is your body and you have to learn to love your self despite being "imperfect". i wish the best for you

HI sweetie, Don't feel down. When I was your age I had a HUGE difference in cup sizes. My left breast was an A cup, just a tad bit larger than flat, and the right breast was a D cup... That is 3-4 cup sizes. I know it is hard to work with and it eats at your confidence, but you can look on the bright side, one day you will be able to get it fixed without parent consent and they will be PERFECT and prettier than anyone else's breasts you know. I know this sounds old fashioned, but when I had my problem, I hated using the silicone insets. My favorite, and believe me I tried everything, was rolling up a sock in the shape of a donut, then squishing it down flat. That helped me. In regards to your mom... Try and write her a letter and print out some information about asymmetric breasts. If the problem is very noticeable, I would advise you take pictures while you are undressed and print those out to show your mom with the letter. Explain to her how it is causing your confidence level to drop and causing you to be depressed. Speak your feelings. Sometimes talking doesn't do the trick because people can interrupt you or shut you down. With a letter, they will most likely read it and take it in. My health insurance paid for mine, I only had to pay $300 toward the $8000 procedure. It was denied the first time, but my doctor got involved and advised that I had been taking anti-depressants because it was affecting me so bad. Fight until you know you cant fight any more. I hope this helps a little.

Bless you. Well hun your still young and still growing but I xan understand. You have tons of ppl online who are going though the same thing of all ages. im 27 and have different problems more than this but this being one its upsetting me a little. I gave up with bras as one side kept falling out while the other stayed. Im 36c around that though bras are a bugger I stick to sport tops and boob tubes as there easyer. my spines fused with a metal rod and as a kid I had to wear a brace so my lady parts didn't have much room to beath lol. if I told my mum about it she will be like ugh another thing. I had 9 ops due to my back and jaw ect so there is no way my mum would want me to have this corrected. Perhaps over time I can think about it. And you too. Like I sayed your a young lady and still growing. I would wait till your older and then perhaps go for surgery if you're still not happy :).

I am 20, and my right breast is a C cup and my left breast an a cup. It's so embarrassing. I can't wear low cut tops as you can see my bra on one side, and it is horribly noticeable. I don't have the money for corrective surgery and I am so envious and jealous of girl with the same sized breasts. It really has effected my life and I'm so stuck on what to do!





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I have 2 very different sized breasts since my baby only fed from one side. He is off the breast now and I'm left very lob sided with one large breast and one none existent. (I was flat chested to begin with) If anyone had a solution so we can wear low cut tops in the summer?

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.

Well guess what I'm 63 and I've had this same problem all my life. Left side c cup right side large b. Make no mistake it's noticeable I just learned how to cover it. Was married but he loved me to much mention it. So after all these years I'm researching solutions because I'm in the prime of my life and I want to look good and feel good about me totally naked





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I am almost 17, and ever since i started puberty I have had different sized breasts. People used to make fun of me for it, and its just gotten worse. At the moment one is a full D/almost DD and the other is a C. I'm very self conscious and it really effects my self esteem. Will they even out or will Inneed corrective surgery?





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Hi, I have the same problem and I've been doing some research and the chances of them evening out are almost nonexistent, I'm sorry, but your only option is surgery. If I'm not wrong you are old enough to get surgery so don't worry.

I'm 34yrs old and my left breast has always been bigger then the right. The issue I'm having is after 4children and some yrs it has become 2 cup sizes bigger and is very noticeable . will it continue to grow or will it stop and if I have the surgery won't it just bigger again or is that it. Also will my insur pay for the surgery





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I'm 15 and this is just starting to happen. Is there a chance it could even out? I really don't want to deal with it even though it happens to many people. It's really stressing me out. :(





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I know it's very stressful, I'm 15 too and I have spend more nights than I should have just thinking about it. As far as I know they won't even out, you will need surgery, and you'll have to learn to hide it how ever you can until you are old enough to get surgery. If I'm not wrong you have to be at least 17 to get surgery. The best advice I can give you is that whenever you feel overwhelmed by this just remember you are a strong girl and that this is just temporary, soon you'll be able to get surgery and all of this will be over.

With parent permission, you can have surgery at any age. I was 16 when i had mine fixed. Try and get insurance to pay for it. Mine did. I only had to come out of pocket $300 for the entire procedure.





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