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Types of Breast Asymmetry`

There are several types of breast asymmetry.  These may include differences in size or shape between the breasts. In some cases these differences may make patients feel self-conscious. In other case, asymmetries may make it difficult to fit well in clothing. Fortunately there are procedures to correct each of the types of breast asymmetry.

As a highly regarded plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. David Stoker is experienced in all types of breast asymmetry correction. He considers each patient and their unique needs in formulating his treatment approach.  

Dr. Stoker will be glad to meet with you personally to help you understand your options.  Call Dr. Stoker at (310) 300-1779 or schedule your consultation online.

The Different Types of Breast Asymmetry:

  • Difference in the volume between the left and right breast
  • One or both breasts have:
    • Different shapes
    • Nipples that are different heights
    • Very little breast tissue on the upper portion of the breast
    • Large or misshapen nipples/ areolas that are disproportionate to the rest of the breast
  • Tubular breast deformity

In this condition, a deficiency in the amount of breast tissue in the lower part of the breasts causes the breasts to assume a tubular appearance.  Breast tissue may also push into the nipple-areolar complex, making the area look swollen and puffy.

 


Causes of Breast Asymmetry:
Production of estrogen during puberty stimulates breast tissue growth. Sudden changes in hormone levels may affect the breasts differently.  After the age of 21, generally speaking, breast growth has completed. If you still notice any breast asymmetry after this age, more than likely it will remain.

Poland’s syndrome is also a cause of different types of breast asymmetry. Poland’s syndrome is a congenital condition defined by a small pectoral muscle and breast on one side of the body. Women and men may have this condition.  Plastic may be very helpful to improve the asymmetry.

Breast feeding may also have a different impact on each of the breasts.  Mothers sometimes notice that the breast the baby favors may become droopier than the opposite side.

Genetics is the most common cause of breast asymmetry.  For these women the breast asymmetry may be noticed as a normal part of their development, based on their genetic inheritance.

Many women are embarrassed about their breast asymmetry but it is actually a common diagnosis. If your breasts are not symmetrical, don’t worry – you are not alone. And you don’t have to go through life dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts. Dr. Stoker has surgical options to correct most types of breast asymmetry that you may have.

Take the Next Step:
To get started on the path to diagnosing and improving your breast asymmetry, call Dr. David Stoker’s office at (310) 300-1779 or request a consultation online.