Breast Asymmetry Correction Options

Breast Asymmetry Correction Options

Table of Contents

Approximately one in four women have some degree of asymmetrical breasts. This is a common occurrence in younger females that are still developing, but it’s something that can stick around well into adulthood. If you’re self-conscious about your asymmetrical breasts, there are correction options that can be considered. It’s important to do your research ahead of time, so you know what to expect when you go under the knife.

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Medically speaking, there is no real need for going under the knife if you have asymmetrical breasts. This isn’t a dangerous condition that puts you at risk of any harm. However, breasts that are very asymmetrical can make a female feel self-conscious about her appearance. Wondering how to fix one breast that’s bigger than the other? There are a few different surgical procedures that can be used to create a more balanced look, but non-surgical options are also available.

It’s a good idea to wait until you’re sure that your breasts aren’t going to change anymore, prior to having any kind of surgical procedure performed. Your breasts can sag a little as you age, but they won’t change a whole lot in regard to symmetry, unless you’re pregnant, going through hormonal changes like puberty or you’re in the process of losing a lot of weight. Make sure that your body is current in a stable state before you turn to surgery, and that you don’t see any reason for changes in the near future.

Causes of Breast Asymmetry

There are a few medical conditions that can cause asymmetrical breasts, such as tubular breast disorder. When you have tubular breasts, this means that the breasts consist of abnormally thick and strong connective tissue in the area of the chest that results in restricted growth.

Poland syndrome results in an improper development of the chest muscle, which can affect the appearance and growth of the breasts. Lastly, Amastia is a condition that restricts the normal growth of breast tissue. These conditions can affect one or both breasts.

Other, more common causes of breast asymmetry include:


Most women have one breast that tends to produce more milk than the other. After your baby feeds on that side for a year or more, this can cause a change in the appearance of your breasts. Even when you’re done nursing, the breasts will likely stay in the current shape and state they’re in.

Hormonal Changes

Your hormones fluctuate during puberty, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause. Hormonal shifts can affect your breast tissue and how your breasts look.

Injury / Trauma

If your breast tissue has been injured during a traumatic event, this can change the appearance of your breasts in a way that makes them look asymmetrical.

Non-Surgical Correction Options

Surgery is a way to correct the asymmetrical nature of your breasts, but there are other options that don’t require you to go under the knife. This includes the use of breast pads or bra inserts. You may only require one of these inserts on one side, to make the smaller breast look like it’s the same size as the larger one. Some bra manufacturers actually sell garments that are designed with asymmetrical breasts in mind.

Having fat transferred from one area of the body to the breasts can help create a more balanced effect. This is a very non-invasive approach that requires minimal recovery time.

Surgical Correction Options

If you’ve grown tired of using non-surgical items to correct the appearance of your breasts, there are surgical options that can create a more permanent effect. This includes:

Breast Augmentation

This breast enhancement surgery is intended to improve the fullness, shape and contours of the breasts. Changes can be made to one or both breasts to ensure they are symmetrical.

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction can surgically reduce breast size to something that is more comfortable and attractive. This involves the removal of skin and tissue, while keeping the nipple intact.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is used to remove excess skin from the breasts, while reshaping breast tissue to raise the breasts.

Or you can opt to use a combination of these procedures to get the overall look that you want.

Benefits of Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery

While there is some degree of recovery time that will be needed after having your breasts surgically corrected, this is a permanent procedure that will change your appearance for a very long time. Your problem with asymmetrical breasts will be a thing of the past when you opt for something like breast implants or a breast lift. Also, you can control how your breasts are going to look after your surgery. Speak with your surgeon to determine what cup size you want to end up with, and you can often request that your breasts have a specific shape or height to them.

Contact us for breast asymmetry correction surgery in Miami

If you would like to speak to a professional about your options for correcting asymmetrical breasts, reach out to the team here at Boutinic Aesthetics. We would be happy to help you determine what your options are, and we can answer any questions that you have. Give us a call at (305) 504-8628.

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Medically reviewed by
Dr. Ernesto Torres specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


You should like

Book your Free Consultation