Most women will find they have uneven breasts in shape and size, which is mostly unnoticeable. Breasts are glands – mammary glands – which are made up of around 12-20 lobes, branching out from the nipples, like bicycle spokes. There is a central duct within, which opens out at the nipple to allow breastfeeding. During menstruation and ovulation, they will fluctuate in size, and they tend to be fuller in size during ovulation, as water retention is paired with the extra blood flow during your menstrual cycles. They shrink back to normal during menstruation. So, what are the main reasons for uneven breasts? Dr. Newman, a breast surgery specialist in Westchester, Long Island, and NYC, explains.
Normal Anatomic Variations
Firstly, most of our body parts are uneven, so it’s nothing to worry up. Have you noticed how your friend has one eyebrow smaller than the other? Or an ear larger than the other one? No one person is perfect, so there is no reason for you to get stressed out. So, feel confident that uneven breasts most probably affect all of your friends too.
Pubescent Hormonal Changes
One breast can start to grow before the other, due to hormone changes in puberty, and can cause uneven breasts. Again, it is nothing to worry about.
This is a growth of tissue that develops with your breast. Most are benign conditions or caused by traumatic injuries to the breast, while some can be cysts which are sacs full of fluid. These affect women between the ages of 35-50 and will disappear after menopause. Another condition that makes breasts feel lumpy is fibrocystic, while it can also be painful. Breast tumors can be found in women under the age of 30, with fibroadenoma causing it. If they fail to shrink over time, they can be removed surgically.
If you have even breasts and notice that they have started to grow more and more asymmetrical, it will be worth checking them out with a medical expert. If your breasts have always been slightly lopsided, it is most probable that this has nothing to do with breast cancer. Sudden changes in your size, appearance and shape may be a sign of breast cancer if you are well into womanhood.
Uneven breasts are very common, and can even be found on celebrities too, with over 50 percent of women having them, so there is nothing to worry about. However, if you are constantly self-conscious about their size and shape, and becoming depressed about them, there are ways to change them. You can speak to a doctor about making a smaller breast larger, or a larger breast smaller. Learn more in this separate blog post. Once you are confident that it will be the best outcome for you, your surgeon will then go ahead and make your changes. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures around at the moment, so make sure you have a proper consultation with an accredited expert to see if it is for you. Post-surgery you will find your self-confidence will have improved tenfold, which will then be a reflection on your life too. You will find clothes are easier to shop for, as they will fit your chest