American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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3 years ago

Asymmetry breasts

Hi.. so I’ve been looking into getting breast implants but my concern & most insecurity is the huge difference between my breasts. My right breast is a DD cup & my left is a D or C cup. would i have to get a breast lift as well with this procedure? I would want both of my breasts to be a size D, my breast now aren’t “saggy” but you can definitely see the difference in both. Any recommendations?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: placerville, CA

Replies 4

Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon

Most women have asymmetric breasts, but it is usually not noticeable in clothes. How many women have you seen with breast asymmetry? See? We are much more self-critical about our bodies. If you like the size of the smaller breast, then a reduction of the larger breast could give you size symmetry. You would have permanent scarring on the reduced breast. If the smaller breast is too small, you could place a small implant or perform some fat transfer to get it to a D cup, and again a small reduction on the larger breast. Options would depend on your anatomy, your goals, whether or not you've finished childbearing, etc. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. I'm pretty close or there are also plastic surgeons in Folsom you could speak with. Good luck!

Frank Agullo
ASPS Surgeon
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It is very common for one breast to be different from the other. There are many options for making the breast look more symmetric. If you want to reduce the size of the right breast, then a breast reduction would be necessary. This usually entails an anchor type incision. The left breast can be augmented with an implant or fat transfer to improve symmetry. Obviously, and in-person consultation would be the most reliable in order to measure the difference between the two breasts.

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J. Gerald Minniti
ASPS Surgeon

Unfortunately, without seeing you it would be impossible to say what to do. You will need to submit photos to individual surgeons or on Realself at the minimum. Preferably, you should go on consultations, even virtual ones.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Unfortunately without photographs it is difficult to offer advice, but in order to best match your breasts you may be looking at the use of different size implants between your right and left sides as well as a small reduction of the larger one. Hope this helps.


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