Very few women are born with a pair of identical breasts. In a society that admires symmetry in the physical form, having uneven breasts can heavily influence a woman’s self-image, self-esteem, and mental health. As you weigh up the options available to bring your body more into balance, there are several things for you to consider.
In general terms, bilateral symmetry, or symmetry between the left and right sides of the body, is an indicator of individual fitness and a significant aspect in ideal beauty. Typically, when we think of a person we find particularly attractive, that individual will have a high level of morphological symmetry. Their facial features, legs, and torso on both sides of their body will be close to identical.
For this reason, asymmetrical breasts can be a burden to women of all ages, as we as a species are hard-wired to appreciate and choose symmetry. If uneven breasts are causing you physical or emotional distress, breast augmentation is a safe and effective solution to addressing bust asymmetry. The following are some critical aspects associated with breast augmentation for uneven breasts.
1) It’s more than a vanity issue
An article in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery highlighted the potential health issues women with breast asymmetry face. The study showed that women who are concerned by asymmetrical breasts are more likely to develop eating disorders and have lower self-esteem.
As such, far from a vanity point, breast asymmetry plays a significant role in many a woman’s psychological well being.
2) It’s more common than you might think
In the U.S., breast asymmetry affects more than fifty percent of women. In fact, according to a survey by lingerie retailer Intimacy, the average cup size for U.S. women is 34DD, measured from the larger breast.
When sizing and creating supportive breast apparel, designers assume perfectly symmetrical breast for all sizes. In doing so, some women are left adapting to the apparel more than others, particularly when exercising and when wearing more glamorous outfits.
3) Increasing in popularity
Gradually more and more women in the U.S. have been turning to breast augmentation to give their bodies a more symmetrical appearance. Last year over 300,000 women opted for breast augmentation nation-wide, and numbers continue to increase.
Understanding and awareness regarding the impacts that breast asymmetry has on women are also spreading. As a result, more framework is available to advise women for whom breast asymmetry is an issue. Reach out to us for a private consultation to discuss which breast augmentation technique will be most suitable for your unique case.
4) Different procedures for different requirements
There are different intervention techniques available with which to achieve breast symmetry. Breast augmentation refers specifically to our board-certified physician placing implants into the breasts to increase size and balance.
When considering breast augmentation to achieve a more symmetrical bust, patients must choose between saline or silicone implants. Both have their advantages, but in specific relation to severely uneven breasts, saline implants may be more appropriate.
It is important to note, however, that many women looking to achieve bosom symmetry may not necessarily wish to increase their bust size.
Depending on your objectives and motivations, an increasingly popular alternative to breast augmentation is a breast lift. This procedure addresses breast asymmetry caused by drooping breasts without increasing breast size by removing excess tissue and stretching the skin.
5) Recovery time
At Anous Esthetic Surgery, Dr. Anous uses a ‘No Touch’ technique when performing a breast augmentation. By minimizing any contact with the skin and musculature, there is a significant reduction in tissue damage, swelling, bruising, and pain.
Although recovery time does vary between individuals, we supply patients with a post-operation bra that aids in support during the recovery phase. This anatomically designed brasier minimizes any post-op soreness and speeds recovery.
As you weigh up the various options available to solve any breast asymmetry you may have, please know that you are not alone! We have helped hundreds of other women find more comfort in their bodies. If you are concerned about an asymmetrical appearance of your bust, please contact our clinic. We can give you a bespoke consultation addressing your personal needs.