Asymmetric Breasts

Embracing Your Individuality:
Understanding and Correcting Breast Asymmetry


Breast asymmetry is a common condition that refers to noticeable differences in the size, shape, or position of breasts. While some degree of asymmetry is considered normal and quite common and often goes unnoticed, excessive asymmetry may cause
self-consciousness and affect a person’s body image.


Understanding Breast Asymmetry:

Breast asymmetry can manifest in different ways, such as significant variations in breast volume, shape, nipple position, or chest wall deformities. Factors contributing to breast asymmetry can include genetics, hormonal changes, developmental variations during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, injury, or prior breast surgeries. Breast asymmetry can affect individuals emotionally and psychologically, impacting self-esteem, body image, and overall quality of life.


Who is in need to correct their Breast Asymmetry?

  1. Women who have a feeling of self-consciousness, dissatisfaction with appearance.
  2. Women who have a difficulty finding properly fitting clothes or swimwear.


Consultation with Dr. Kazzaz:

A comprehensive consultation is mandatory  to assess the extent of asymmetry properly & discuss realistic expectations, potential risks, and benefits associated with the chosen procedure. This allows the affected woman to make informed decisions that align with their desired outcomes.

Dr. Kazzaz  offers patients who consult about breast asymmetry a complimentary analysis and simulation using a 3-Dimensional breast volumetry imaging system called Vectra®. This advanced tool helps patients better understand and visualize the exact cause of their asymmetry, whether it is related to size, shape, level of the breasts, or abnormalities in the thoracic cage. By understanding the nature of the asymmetry, patients can discuss available treatment options and have realistic expectations about what to expect after surgery. Dr. Kazzaz can also provide guidance on the best options for each individual case.


Surgical Correction Options:

1- Breast Augmentation: This procedure involves the placement of breast implants to increase the size and symmetry of the smaller breast. Implants can be customized in size, shape, and material to achieve a balanced appearance.

2- Breast Reduction: When one breast is significantly larger than the other, a breast reduction can be performed on the larger breast to achieve better symmetry. This procedure involves removing excess breast tissue, reshaping the breast, and repositioning the nipple if necessary.

3- Breast Lift: Sometimes, breast asymmetry is primarily due to differences in breast sagging or nipple position. A breast lift procedure can address these concerns by lifting and reshaping the breasts, repositioning the nipples, and restoring symmetry.

4- Fat Transfer: In situations where there is a moderate difference in breast volume, fat transfer or lipotransfer enriched with adipose derived stem cells can be a viable option instead of implants. The best advantage of this option is that it allows for targeted enhancement of a particular breast segment, as the asymmetry may only be present in certain area of the breast. The procedure involves removing fat from another part of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and transferring it to the smaller breast parts according the pattern of the asymmetry to improve the breasts symmetry as possible. Fat transfer can complement other procedures mentioned earlier, as it effectively addresses asymmetry in the breast’s shape and contour.


Important to remember:

  • Consulting an expert plastic surgeon in handling a challenging cases is crucial to determine the most suitable procedure based on individual needs, realistic expectation and possible outcome. It needs to create a personalized treatment plan as each breast may need different procedure.
  • Every woman has some natural level of asymmetry of the breasts before surgery. While we aim to achieve the highest level of symmetry possible during breast surgery, it is common to have some subtle asymmetries remaining.
  • Every individual is unique, and embracing your individuality is an essential aspect of self-acceptance and self-confidence.
  • Remember, every individual is unique, and embracing your individuality is an essential aspect of self-acceptance and self-confidence.