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Dr Pixie V/O: 33 year old Toni Curren has a problem that has been weighing on her mind.

Toni V/O: Do you know I think I have probably been worried about it since I was about 15 or 16. It makes me feel sick about me. I always feel that I’m ugly and people stare.

Dr Dawn: Tell me, what’s the problem?
Toni: A little bit embarrassing. I’ve got one breast that is, not a little bit, I’d say a lot bigger that the other one. It’s affecting my life now. My husband, we’ve been together 8 years, he’s never seen my breasts.

Dr Dawn: He’s never seen them?

Toni: Never, ever. It does cause problems because I won’t let him get close to me.

Dr Dawn: Right, well I think we ought to have a little look and just see what the difference is ok? And I will be able to give you an idea or not that would be something that we could correct. Ok, can I get you just to pop your arms in the air above your head? You are asymmetrical, and your quite markedly so. But you’re not; you’re certainly not the most asymmetrical person I’ve ever seen.

Dr Pixie V/O: 99% of women have asymmetrical breasts to some degree and it’s thought that up to 40% have to 1 to 2 cup sizes difference. Severe asymmetry isn’t itself a health problem but many choose to have a cosmetic procedure to balance the difference.

Dr Dawn: The difference between your two breasts is more than two cup sizes so I’m absolutely sure that we’ll be able to do something about that, ok?

Dr Pixie V/O: Toni’s next port of call is to see a specialist and find out which course of action is best for her. Toni Curren is about to have her asymmetrical breasts laid to rest. She’s in the capable hands of cosmetic surgeon James Frayne.

Dr James: I imagine her left breast will be about a kilo in weight and her right breast is only about five or six hundred grams, so it’s about half the size of the other side.

Dr Pixie V/O: Toni is having liposuction on her larger left breast, but other women may look to have an enlargement with an implant or a reduction mammoplasty where excess fat and skin are removed.

Dr James: So I reckon I will be taking out about a litre or so of fluid from the left breast. Better out than in is the way I look at it.

Dr Pixie V/O: In a few weeks the bruising and swelling will go down and Toni should be much more in balance.

Dr Pixie V/O: Toni Curren came to the clinic as she couldn’t bear her asymmetrical breasts any more.

Toni: My husband, he’s never seen my breasts.

Dr Dawn: He’s never seen them?

Toni: Never, ever.

Voiceover: She has liposuction 10 days ago and Dr Harper wants to see if it’s lifted her spirits.

Dr Dawn: Toni, hi. Come on in, come on in. Tell me, how are you getting on? What’s happened?

Toni: Absolutely brilliant. I had liposuction on the left breast; they didn’t have to touch the right at all. They got over 1100 ml of fat.

Dr Dawn: Wow, that’s a lot.

Toni: Yeah, I compare it to a litre bottle of juice.

Dr Dawn: (Laughing) That’s your left breast!

Toni: (Laughing) That’s my left breast!

Dr Dawn: Shall we just see the result?

Toni: By all means, not a problem.

Dr Dawn: That’s dramatic isn’t it?

Toni: It’s a huge difference.

Dr Dawn: That is amazing actually. You are still a little bit swollen there aren’t you? With the bruising but once that swellings gone down there (gestures to affected area).

Toni: I can’t believe how it was before to how it is now.

Dr Dawn: Glad you came?

Toni: Definitely.

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Consultation: Asymmetrical Breasts

Around 99% of women have asymmetrical breasts to some degree, however for many of these women this difference can be more than a cup size. Dr Dawn Harper refers a patient to a specialist who recommends liposuction in order to solve this embarrassing illness from series one.

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I'm 23 and always noticed a big difference in my breasts but today I was checking myself as I do every month and realised my right breastfeeding is very much bigger than my left and sags a little :( I've always been aware of it but I've recently gone from nearly 16 stone too 12 and a half stone and starting too notice some horrible changes too my body !





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I need help my breasts is asymmetrical and i want to know is there any help as far as know ing any docters in rochester or buffalo that will help me and can i use myhealth insurance

Hi everyone. I'm probably not supposed to tell you about me here as I am a little shop - but I feel compelled to after reading your heartbreaking comments. First of all, as most of you are so young, I want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I talk to women with assemetrical breasts on a regular basis. Secondly, only you can learn to love your body - don't ever worry about what a "friend" or boyfriend says. If they say negative things then you need to question what they bring to your life. So I'm here because a customer of mine suggested that I find more ways for people needing my products to find me so I was having a look through google. I run a little breast enhancer shop, the only specialist one in the UK. You might have heard them called chicken fillets, but they are basically the things you slip in the bra. I help ladies/girls with assemetrical breasts a lot. I want you to know that you don't need my products to feel happy. You really don't. Your body is yours and is perfect as it is, just as mine is with it's rather overly hairy legs and desire to give me constant migraines. We are all different and we are all beautiful. In fact I have had the pleasure of meeting a top model with assemetrical breasts in the past, so please don't let it hold you back. What I can help you with is if you struggle to fit bras well as the size difference makes them move etc :) My site is www.jothornton.co.uk and is run by just me, so if you want some advice or an experienced ear do come over. I don't believe in hard selling so don't worry on that front. I just started my business to help women feel confident and that starts with realising we are not alone. If we have a big email chat a facebook like or Pinterest follow would be nice, but not essential either! Big love Jo xxxx





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Wow feels good To no im not the only one in the world with this problem I'm 18 and my right is like a c maybe even a d and my left A OR B ITS SO EMBARRASSING I NEVER TOLD MY MOM BEST FRIEND, OR BOYFRIEND BUT I WOULD NEVER LET HIM TOUCH THE SMALLER ONE THAN I HAD A BABY AND ONCE I START BREAST FEEDING I GOT SOME CONFIDENCE BECAUSE EVEN THE A FILLED UP WITH MILK NOW THAT I HAVE STOPPED IM FEELING DEPRESSED AGIAN BUT CCONTACTED MY INSURANCE AND THEY WILL PAY FOR MY Surgery! :-) its a process so im still waiting but I cant wait to be able to show cleavege,were a swim suit and feel comfortable naked I can't wait til I get this it eats me alive I feel like every were I go ppl are staring at them even thoe I stuff a side I hate it I no im a pretty girl but this hurts so bad , so I'm just waiting'.............





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My left breast is a D cup while my right one is about maybe a A cup this has bugged me for years now its great to know others are out there like me i hope you all get them girls the same size cx i wouldn't wish this bs on my worst enemy. Is there not away to fix it naturally? I would STRONGLY prefer not to wait until i am 18 as i am only 16 now.....





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I am a 15 year old girl and to, my left breast is significantly larger than my right, Im unable to wear bikinis or other clothing without it being noticeable, and it is rally impacting on my self-esteem. I have been to the doctors a couple of times regarding the issue and now approaching my 16th birthday they strongly suggest I get an implant in my right. I am however very sporty and am worried about what impact it may have on my level of activeness, also about the side effects in the future ie. after I have kids. Any information at all would be GREATLY appreciated as I am very scared and nervous about such a procedure.





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Hey! I am a guy. And i can honestly say... guys dont care much about that, as you girls do. Even if u had 1 boob, we would still want to see it :D Basicly, guys are not into boobs only. We like face, ass, legs, feet, soles, hands, eyes... there is soo much we like. There is no need to worry about this things.

So I am 16 years old. I'm not the most attractive girl out there, but I'm not the ugliest either. But the thing is, I'm super self conscious. To the point that I'm in tears. My right breast is much larger than my left. It's very noticeable, especially to me. It's very frustrating because I've ended relationships with people I really liked and dated for a long time because I was scared they would think I was a monster, or tell the whole school. Nobody, not even my best friend, mom, nobody has ever seen my boobs. I've never even talked to anyone about it. I honestly just try to pretend like that isn't the case. I'm dating this guy, I've been with him for three months. Him and I have always been very close friends. Well, him and I slept together, and of course he tried touching my boobs and seeing them but I didn't let it happen. He doesn't understand why. I don't know how to tell him.. he's way to perfect for me to begin with. He's a 10, I'm a 7. My breast make me feel like a 2.. I don't know what to do. I want to stay with him, because he means a lot to me. He's the sweetest guy I've ever been with. But if I don't let him know eventually then I'm going to have to break up with him. Who wants to be with a girl with lopsided boobs anyway? I hate myself so much because of this. My insecurities are eating me alive, and I don't know what do to about it. It's makes me Very depressed.. it's helpful to see other girls going through what I am, but I have never personally met anyone 3else with this problem.. I can't even go to the pool. My friend noticed it and told my other friend, and she basically said it made me hideous and no guy wants a deformed girlfriend... Idk, someone help? Will this ever go away, or is my only choice surgery when I'm 18?





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Ashley, I had this very same problem, I am 19 and have different sized breasts, just over a cup size difference with one being a C and one only nearly a B, it's something I have always been conscious about but I cannot stress to you about how much your fella will not care, boobs are boobs and he will like them as they are, I was just as scared when I started dating my boyfriend at 17 but took the leap of faith and 2 years later we are still going strong, if he is the sweet guy you've described it just wont matter to him, I was shocked at my boyfriends response, I made a big deal about it, the whole 2i have something to tell you" but when I told him he just laughed and said is that it, what's the problem? As for your 'friends' they don't sound that great, but I was scared to tell my friends even though I was sure they would have already noticed, but when I felt comfortable that I trusted them I made a joke out of it, by you starting the joke, them laughing about it if they are that harsh wont hurt because you made the joke. I used to consider plastic surgery a lot but now I know it is not the be all and end all and the thought that I would need to have the surgery 2 or 3 times in my lifetime seems silly and too expensive. All I can say is take the leap of faith with your boyfriend, you will be surprised how well it goes and will feel such a relief when you do!! Good Luck XXX

I am 14 years old and for the past year have been wearing a 32B bra. Latley,I have been noticing my right boob keeps popping out of the cup but the left cup isnt even filled yet! Im not sure what to do! At school girls make fun of other girls with this problem,and it seems i am flat chested compared to them anyway. Any advice? Ive tried tightening the left and loosening the right,and its not helping at all. I may have to go to a c cup but then,the left size wont be full at all. What should i do?





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I'm 16 and my left breast is noticeable bigger than my right, someone told me it because I write with my left? I'm really self conscious and don't have any confidence because it, is there any way I can fix it naturally? Or does it have to be corrected with surgery?





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i have one boobie that is bigger than the other, i get REAAALLY paranoid about myself and my body and i think i am disqgusting. i dont have any confidence whatsoever and it makes me really down and depressed. my smaller breast is alot firmer and less squishy than the other. im nearly 20 and this has been doing my head in for years, if i go to the doctors can they fix my dodgey boobs. i need my confidence to be able to live my life normally wear nice clothes and be able to get naked in front of my boyfreind without feeling vile. someone please help me!!!!





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I feel self-conscious. But I see flat-chested women and just feel grateful to have boobs lol. And we all have our flaws, or our unique characteristics. We are beautiful just the way we are. If a romantic prospect can't like you the way you are s/he isn't worth it and if other people comment, it's none of their business and don't hesitate to say so! Now go rock a sexy bathing suit, sista! :)

I am 14 and have the same problem I know that it might get better but its a really big difference... I never like to change infront of people or wear bathing suits so I stick to shirts and shorts!!! My friends say im over reacting but it makes me ashamed of my body. Im really worried, should I be worried or not? Please help.





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