In a perfect world, people would be able to live their lives without putting too much emphasis on their physical appearance. But in reality, how a person looks has a huge influence on how they feel and on their confidence. Therefore, if you have any part of your body that looks at odds with the rest of your figure, it’s understandable to feel self-conscious about it. So, what happens if one of your breasts is bigger than the other?
Is it normal for one breast to be bigger than the other?
Although it sounds unusual, the reality is that breast asymmetry — when a person has uneven breasts — is very common and perfectly normal. This can mean having different sizes, shapes, and/or positions. It’s also common for women to have uneven nipples. However, if the differences are too pronounced, it could have an impact on a person’s self-esteem and thus, their mental health.
What causes one breast to be bigger than the other?
Several factors can cause one breast to be bigger than the other. One of the most common ones is hormonal changes. For example, breasts may develop at a different pace during puberty, or they may change their appearance while using certain contraceptives, during pregnancy, or around menopause.
In rare cases, breast asymmetry could be the result of an underlying medical condition, such as Poland syndrome or amastia. If you’re in your 40s or older, you should be getting annual mammograms. If there have been any changes to your breast density, any reason for concern should come up in the X-rays.
What to Do if One Breast Is Bigger Than the Other
If you’ve always had uneven breasts — or hormonal changes have shifted them — you can fix the asymmetry through cosmetic enhancements. At Innovations Medical, we offer several options to achieve the look you desire.
Natural Breast Augmentation
Natural breast augmentation involves removing fat from your own body — another problem area you’d like to reduce — removing the impurities from the fat, and reinserting it into your breasts. You can control the look and size of both breasts, and there are two added benefits: Since breasts are made of fat, you end up with a more natural look than what you would obtain from traditional breast implants. In addition, since the fat inserted into your chest comes from your own body, there’s no risk of rejection. The procedure is done with local anesthesia, and you can return to work the next day.
Laser Breast Lift
A laser breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a laser to tighten breast tissue. It’s an ideal solution if you have tubular or saggy breasts. The FDA-approved high-powered laser tightens the collagen fibers in the breasts, making them look perky without having to remove excess skin. The procedure is also an outpatient procedure and it can be completed within two hours. And, since it doesn’t require surgery, the recovery time is minimal — although you will have to restrict your regular activities per your doctor’s instructions.
If You’re Thinking About Cosmetic Enhancements, Contact Innovations Medical
If you’re looking to reshape your body and boost your self-confidence, Innovations Medical is here for you. We’ll answer your questions and resolve any concerns you have about cosmetic procedures. We’ve been helping our patients look their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.