Hello! I have a very odd issue. I'm 20 and I have two uneven breasts. One is a size B and the other is a large C/small D. I want to get something done about it but cannot find any info about just getting one breast done. I want them both to look like the smaller one. My question is, is it possible to get a reduction on just one boob? Would this be cheaper?
Hi. Yes, it certainly is possible to have a breast reduction on just the larger side! That might work quite well for you, as long as the smaller side is not droopy. This has the advantage of just working with your natural tissue, and not requiring any implants.
It is certainly possible to only work on one breast, but you would have to be seen in person to be properly evaluated.
Thanks for this excellent question!
It definitely is possible to get operated only on one side to achieve more symmetry.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedures are best to achieve your goals.
Hello, and your issue isn't really that odd. Many, many women develop breast asymmetry, although your sounds rather prominent. You are probably completely developed, and it is reasonable to consider plastic surgery to achieve better symmetry. Reduction of the larger breast is often the best option in the situation you describe. And yes, that should be less expensive than work on two breasts. Personal recommendations would be based on your in-person exam so contact a local board certified plastic surgeon and schedule a consult. Best Wishes
If your goal is to replicate the smaller one, then a unilateral reduction seems reasonable. You need to be examined to confirm.
Yes, a lift/reduction can be done on one side, and would be less expensive than on both sides. See a local ASPS member plastic surgeon for an in person evaluation.
The issue you describe is not that odd. It is very common for women to have asymmetrical breasts. There are multiple options to correct the asymmetry depending on what your goal is after the procedure. I recommend a consultation with a ASPS member to discuss the option that would be best for you.
It is definitely possible to have a reduction on one side, and it would likely be less expensive than operating on both sides.
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Yes, most definitely. You have several options but if you just want to reduce the larger one it definitely would be less. This may be done with lipoo also.
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Thank you for sharing your excellent question. It is certainly possible to work on only one side to improve upon natural size asymmetry. I would speak with a series of ASPS board certified plastic surgeons in your area so that a discussion of your goals, and likely outcome, can be determined.
Yes it is not that unusual to have a significant size and shape difference in the breasts. It is reasonable to have surgery on the larger breast to match the smaller. At your consultation all the issues about outcomes would be covered.
You did not supply your height, weight and current bra size. Your insurance might pay for a one-sided breast reduction based on the above data. The fact that you do not want an implant makes the decisions much easier. My advice is seek a plastic surgeon in the Denver area who accepts insurance, or go to the University Clinic, and seek consultation.
Yes, we will sometimes operate on one breast only in situations such as yours where we are trying to match the other breast as closely as possible.
yes - it is possible to operate on one breast to match the size of the preferred breast. An exam will allow your surgeon to determine the best approach. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Hi and thanks for your question.
Yes, a unilateral or one sided breast reduction is totally possible. However, it is important to realize that there always be some asymmetry. It sounds like you would need a "wise-pattern" or anchor style incision/scar to reduce your much larger breast. Of course, the specifics would be determined in the consultation. Hope this helps!
A reduction of one side would be less expensive. Chances of insurance covering a reduction for symmetry - just about zero. Hope all goes well.