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A great deal of women have some degree of asymmetry of the breasts. For most, the difference in size is minimal. For others, the difference is significant and these individuals often indicate that having lopsided breasts severely impacts their self-esteem. For women asking themselves, ” why is one breast bigger than the other ” the following article will explore the potential causes of breast asymmetry and detail breast asymmetry correction surgery.

Understanding Breast Asymmetry

As mentioned, while many women have one breast larger than the other, the difference is often negligible and difficult to detect. More significant breast asymmetry can be caused by various factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, trauma to the area, certain medical conditions, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Breast asymmetry isn’t all about size. Breast asymmetry can also present with differences of volume, position on the chest, nipple and areola location, or even by having two different shaped breasts. Breast Asymmetry Correction surgery can help to restore confidence by improving the appearance and symmetry of your breasts, enabling patients to feel comfortable with their breasts in situations with minimal or no clothing.

Breast Asymmetry

Benefits of Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast Asymmetry Correction patients often pursue surgery in order to correct a number of issues including:

  • Address different size boobs
  • Breast irregularities (nipples, areola, balance etc.)
  • Enhance overall appearance of breasts
  • Improve the fit of clothing or bras
  • Alleviate emotional distress
  • Increase confidence and self esteem

Thousands of women undergo this procedure every year to achieve more proportional measurements, better breast symmetry and feel more confident in and out of clothing.

Consultation and Evaluation

The first step when considering breast asymmetry correction surgery is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Barr. The consultation process provides an opportunity for you to obtain important information about the procedure or procedures that will allow you to achieve more balanced and aesthetic breasts , to discuss your aesthetic goals and to have your questions answered. This also enables Dr. Barr to properly assess you and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for breast asymmetry correction surgery.

Choosing the Right Surgical Approach

There are many options to correct breast asymmetry. Dr. Barr’s primary concern to ensure you receive the optimal surgical changes desired to best suit your individual needs and aesthetic goals. The appropriate procedure will depend on several factors, including how you would like to balance the breasts. You may choose to reduce the size of the larger breast to align with the size of the smaller breast, or you may opt to augment or fat graft your smaller breast to create symmetry with the larger breast. Concurrent procedures such as a breast lift or fat grafting may be necessary to ensure symmetry. All options will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Barr.

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Post-operative Care and Recovery

Recovery from breast asymmetry correction will vary depending on the type of procedure or procedures that are used to correct your condition. You will receive information on your recovery and what to expect once your treatment plan has been detailed for you by Dr. Barr.

Potential Risks and Complications

There are very few risks associated with breast asymmetry surgery. The benefits, risks and potential complications associated with breast asymmetry correction surgery will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation with Dr. Barr in order to ensure your comfort with proceeding to surgery.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I wait after breastfeeding before scheduling breast asymmetry surgery?

Many women find that they experience lopsided breast from breastfeeding. In order to ensure milk production is not impacting the size of the breast, it is advisable to wait 3 months following breast feeding before scheduling your consultation and assessment.

Is it normal for one breast to be bigger than the other?

It is very common for women to have two different sized breasts. While for many the difference is only slight, some women experience very noticeable dissimilarities. These can be addressed with breast asymmetry surgery.

How much does a breast asymmetry correction procedure cost?

Pricing for breast asymmetry surgery will depend on the type of procedures or procedures needed to correct your breast asymmetry. These will be discussed and recommended during your consultation. While some patients may require breast reduction of one breast to match the smaller breast, other patients may opt to select a breast implant or fat grafting of the smaller breast to match the larger breast. Concurrent procedures such as a breast lift or fat grafting may also be necessary to improve symmetry. There is potential that OHIP could cover a portion of your procedure if the difference in size between your two breasts exceed two cup sizes. In this case, Dr. Barr will submit a request to the Ministry of Health for partial coverage.