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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 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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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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I wish this information had been available earlier in my teenage years, I might not have felt so bad about myself, seeing other women with the same problem! Around 13 years old, my breasts came in unevenly. One a C-D cup, the other an A-B cup. I never told anyone about it, it embarrassed me so badly. For several years I thought maybe I had cancer or something. Like many of you I spent many nights crying, wondering "why me?" It is so tough to be a young woman with this problem. I stuffed my bra for years, I was terrified someone would notice. I was also afraid of having a boyfriend, and that he might see my breasts. I finally gained the courage to tell my mother about it (we were not close), and she and my father financed a surgery, bilateral mastopexy (breast lift on both sides, and liposuction of the bigger breast). I had my surgery at 17.5 years old, and I do not regret it. I felt like I could finally be comfortable. At 23.5, my breasts still look great. Not perfect - I've had a child since and do have a bit of a sag on one side. But overall, great. I hope in the future greater awareness can be raised about this issue. What a nightmare it was to feel so alone for all those years!!!





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Hey, I'm 16 and one of my breast is more "lower hanging" than the other. One of my nipples faces forward and the other points more downward (giving you an idea to what degree of sagging). Is this normal?





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this is a really late reply but I have the exact same problem, im 16 as well and it seriously makes me feel so bad about myself. Ive been looking into surgery for it & im probably gonna get it once im 18. One is an E cup while the other is still a D cup, bras never fit right but since my boobs are big nobody can actually tell theyre uneven until i dont have a bra on. Its just important to remember everyones body is different & a lot of women have the same 'problem' myself included. Just remember to love yourself regardless!! youre beautiful :)

I'm 14 and my left tit is like, twice the size of the other one, and I cry every time I see myself in the mirror because of it.





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Hi I'm 16,I noticed that my left boob is larger than the my right boob.Is it normal? I am already conscious if this thing is normal.It is not so noticeable but I notice it a lot.I'm so scared.





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hi,i m 21..my left breast is larger than the right breast...i m really worried about this matter.plz tell me how can i get my both breast in same size?





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