Is it Common to Have Asymmetrical Boobs?

by Debbie Niidor on April 30, 2019

UNDERWIRE OR WIRELESS BRA, SEE WHICH STYLE IS BEST FOR YOU?

Triangle or push-up bra for the smaller breast? Is a strap-bra compatible with a bigger breast? Which model to choose when the breast lacks firmness? Finding a suitable bra can be a difficult quest.

Which bra to choose according to your morphology?

Nothing worse than the lingerie that tightens, scratches or that we must continuously readjust. First and foremost, regardless of the model or your morphology, the most important condition when choosing a bra is suitability and comfort.  

IS IT COMMON TO HAVE ASYMMETRICAL BOOBS?

Breast development is a complex but natural process. The size and shape of the boons are very variable from a girl to another.

In general, this growth is completed two years after the first period, but the shape of the breasts can still change. Sometimes, during growth, breasts do not grow symmetrically.

For example, one breast is faster than the other, one is larger than the other, one has a prominent nipple, and the other is invaginated, that is just normal and very common.

Generally, this difference disappears at the end of puberty. In rare cases, the breasts remain asymmetrical. If that's your case, and it bothers you a lot, check for the right fitted bra that will help you to feel better and more confident about your look and if it is taking on you, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor.

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Asymmetrical boobs are very common

Often seen in adolescence, breast asymmetry is very common in young girls. According to specialists, no chest is symmetrical. Nevertheless, it happens that cases of breast asymmetry reach such a proportion that the psychology of the adolescent girl is affected.

Mismatched breasts exist because no one is perfectly symmetrical.

Asymmetry as an emotional burden for young women

For the first time, an American study evaluated the impact of having an asymmetrical or very strong breast on the psychological well-being of adolescent girls. And it is important. For the authors, the complaints expressed go beyond a simple complex and deserve to be fully taken into account.

The study, presented in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery addresses the concern of asymmetrical boobs, and the constant anxiety about it for the younger women, and the fact that there is little talk related to asymmetry.

The study is the first to highlight the significant impact of these traits on the psychological well-being of adolescent girls and young women. The researchers conclude the benefits of early assessment and intervention for these patients, with consideration of barriers to care.

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School point out that in any woman, the breasts are unequal, more or less big. Their case-control study followed young women aged 12 to 29 who had this problem and attended a specialized breast clinic, compared some mental health outcomes, self-esteem, quality of life and the existence of eating disorders to those adolescent girls and young women.

The research shows some impressive results:

  • 24% of women had significant breast asymmetry,
  • 71% of participants present macromastia (excessive size of the breasts)
  • 66% of "cases" of breast asymmetryare associated withweight gain and overweight
  • Young women with breast asymmetry, beyond a difference of 1 cup size, tend to have lower self-esteem,
  • 25% of cases were dissatisfied with the appearance or size of their breasts to the point of considering surgery.

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THE REASONS FOR ASYMMETRICAL BOOBS

Breast asymmetry is a situation in which breast volume differs. In the majority of cases of asymmetry, the right breast is larger than the left breast. We want to give you the reasons and the causes of breast asymmetry.

Puberty and breast asymmetry

Few women are totally satisfied with the shape and size of their breasts. Too big for some, too small for others, it is also very often slightly asymmetrical.

But the difference in size between the two breasts is generally so moderate that only the principal person concerned notices it.

When it is more important and causes discomfort aesthetic, functional (difficulties to dress) and psychological, breast asymmetry is said to be pathological. It develops most often at pre-puberty.

Gain or lose weight

So, let’s feel reassured, asymmetrical breasts are a natural fact, and they are mostly linked to genetics.

However, weight can be a factor too. As you probably know, your boobs are made of fat and tissues, and their size will also change over your lifetime as your shape and weight do.

Also, as you probably saw it yourself, at these times, we do not lose or gain weight in the same way and ratio and our whole body. This could be the reason behind asymmetrical boobs in some cases.

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The genetics of the boobs

Breast development is decided by the genes registered in each girl; we cannot voluntarily change their development. Some girls have rather small breasts, other bigger ones. Sizes of breasts do not change their sensitivity to caresses, their beauty, or later the possibility of breastfeeding a child.

Like anything in nature, all scenarios exist!

Sometimes the breasts are undeveloped or otherwise really bounced. Some seem to look at the sky; others look straight ahead or to the ground, it also depends on the posture of the back, but note that tricks such as sleeping on your breasts will not affect their development.

Pregnancy and breast asymmetry

Breast asymmetry is a factor of the physical complex and is a source of anxiety in some girls. It intensifies with pregnancy and weight gain, hence the need to address it as soon as possible.

Things do not work out if the woman is breastfeeding. The bigger breast will provide a lot more milk because it will have more storage space. The baby will naturally be attracted to the breast that offers milk in abundance.

Cosmetic surgery

If there is a significant difference in your boobs asymmetry and it bothers you, there are ways to fix that through surgery.

Doctors point out that there are some distinct possibilities, such as enlarging the smallest breasts, reducing the larger ones, or enlarging or reducing both.

These are generally considered non-urgent aesthetic operations, and it will probably not be reimbursed by your health insurance. However, in some cases, they can be regarded as reconstructive surgery and thus be reimbursed.

Nevertheless, this maneuver can remain superficial for some more extreme cases of asymmetrical breasts.

As a result, only radical solutions are effective, namely surgical procedures. Surgery is nonetheless recommended only when there is very significant asymmetry.

Thus, like all aesthetic medicine, this kind of intervention is a long period of reflection on the part of the subject.

At the teenage time, boobs asymmetry is caused by an end of growth of a breast. Then, the corrective methods are lipofilling, prosthesis augmentation or breast reduction.

Keep in mind that even after a breast asymmetry operation, your breasts will probably not be perfect reflections of one another. Parameters such as weight, the elasticity of the skin or even the nipple position prevent this.

Unfortunately, we cannot get rid of boobs asymmetry through exercise even if the internet seems to think so. The pectoral muscles rest beneath the breast tissue, thus strengthening them will probably not make any difference.

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