Why Are My Breasts Asymmetrical and What Can I Do About It?

Asymmetrical breasts, or uneven breasts, is the name for breasts that do not have matching sizes and shapes. This is a very common concern, and also may be genetic. For example, you may be more likely to have uneven breasts if your mother or grandmother experienced the same thing.

Breasts can appear asymmetrical for many reasons. Ovulation can cause the breast tissue to swell and increase in size. Hormone fluctuations, pregnancy, genetics, and trauma can also contribute to asymmetry. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of asymmetrical breasts and the corrective options available to you at Roham Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.

Natural growth variations

The truth is, parts of our bodies that come in twos are not perfectly symmetrical. Your asymmetrical breasts may be due to normal anatomical variations.


Puberty is directly related to hormonal fluctuations and can affect growth when your body is first developing breasts. Shifting hormones may lead to one breast developing slightly faster than the other, resulting in uneven breasts down the line.

Menstrual Cycle

Your menstrual cycle can bring several changes to your body. During ovulation, changes in the breast tissue are common and can lead to breasts that are painful or sensitive, and also larger in size. This can affect each breast differently, causing the appearance of breast asymmetry. Your breasts can also change and may even appear smaller. Asymmetry can be attributed to the rate at which each breast shrinks in size.


Breasts affected by fibrous cysts can appear lumpy. This can make breasts appear asymmetrical since the lumps may not be evenly positioned or distributed between the breasts.

What Can I Do To Fix Uneven Breasts?

Luckily, there are a variety of treatment options available to treat uneven breasts.

Breast Augmentation

An effective solution to uneven breasts is surgery. Breast augmentation can improve breast symmetry by utilizing one or two implants that are different sizes and shapes. Your surgeon will determine the best position for your implant to give you the most natural result.

Breast Reduction

Similar to augmentation, breast reduction can help you achieve proportionate breasts. Your breasts will be reduced by differing amounts, or you and your doctor may choose to reduce only one breast to match the size of the other.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is an ideal approach to correcting breast asymmetry. A breast lift can be performed with implants for individuals who wish to have more volume to their breasts. This procedure can also be performed without having to place implants. Excess skin and tissue will be removed, and the position of the breasts will be adjusted so that they are even.


If you are concerned about uneven breasts, it’s time to talk to Dr. Tim Roham or Dr. Ali Roham. The experts at Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can help determine the cause of your uneven breasts and recommend a procedure to help correct breast asymmetry. Contact us now for your consultation.

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