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Should I be worried about breast asymmetry?

What is breast asymmetry?

Breast asymmetry refers to a difference in size, shape, or position of the breasts. This is a common occurrence that can affect women of all ages and sizes and is not typically a cause for concern. Many women have some degree of breast asymmetry, and it is often not noticeable or bothersome. This blog will explore various causes for this phenomenon as well as treatments that are available to correct it. So let’s get started!

Causes

Breast asymmetry can be caused by many factors, including genetics, hormonal changes during puberty and pregnancy, and difference in fat or tissue distribution. In some cases, it may also be due to trauma or injury to the chest area. Other causes include congenital defects, tumors or cysts in the breast tissue, or even radiation therapy for cancer treatment. 

Diagnosis

Breast asymmetry is a common condition and usually not a cause for concern. However, if it’s causing distress or is accompanied by other symptoms, it’s important to consult a doctor for further evaluation. The diagnosis of breast asymmetry typically begins with a physical examination by a doctor who will inspect both breasts for size differences and other signs of abnormality. If further testing is needed, imaging tests such as mammograms or ultrasounds may be used to look at the structure and composition of each breast more closely. After all tests have been completed, a doctor can then make an accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options based on their findings.

Psychological effects 

Having unevenly sized breasts can have a significant psychological impact on women due to its effect on body image and self-esteem. Women with this condition often feel embarrassed about their appearance and may experience feelings of insecurity when compared to others who do not have this issue. Additionally, they might struggle with low self-confidence when engaging in activities such as swimming or wearing certain types of clothing that reveal their chest area more prominently than usual. To combat these feelings of insecurity, it is important for women with unevenly sized breasts to focus on their inner beauty and find confidence within themselves regardless of the size difference. Practicing positive self-talk and adopting an attitude of self-love can be helpful in achieving this goal. 

Breast asymmetry correction

For more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct any differences in size or shape between the two breasts. Surgery is typically done through either an open excision procedure where excess tissue is removed from one side or a fat transfer procedure where fat from another part of the body is used to fill out one side of the chest wall. In some cases, implants may also be used to make both breasts look symmetrical and balanced.

If you decide that you would like to correct your breast asymmetry there are several surgical options available depending on what type of correction you need and how much correction is required. The most commonly used surgeries for correcting breast asymmetry include breast augmentation through implants or fat transfer, breast lift and breast reduction. Your surgeon will discuss these options with you before deciding which procedure best suits your needs and goals for achieving symmetry between both breasts. Recovery time can vary depending on the type of surgery performed and your individual healing process. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions carefully in order to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential risks or complications that may arise after surgery.

At GEM aesthetic clinic Malaysia, we have our experienced doctors available for consultation to guide you through our breast asymmetry treatment and which procedures are the best suit for you. Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us now!

What are the other Breast treatments we offer?

Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Nipple/Areola Reduction

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