Breast Asymmetry Correction

Getting Even: The Truth About Breast Asymmetry

Are you a little bigger on the left side? Most women are. In fact, it’s far more normal to have some degree of asymmetry between the breasts than to have a perfectly balanced figure. These differences can be seen anywhere from the rib cage, to the chest muscle, to the breast itself.

For most women, the difference is small enough that it’s only noticeable on a strictly personal level: you fill out your bra a tiny bit more on the left, or your right nipple is a quarter-inch lower.

But significant asymmetry is more common than you might think. For some, it is severe enough to prevent them from wearing the clothing they wish to, and the way they feel about their bodies keeps them from enjoying personal relationships.

If you are self-conscious about the way your breasts look due to variances in size, shape or appearance, Dr. Pancholi can help you achieve beautifully symmetrical breasts through customized surgery with breast implants.

Are Your Ribs to Blame?

If you have a history of scoliosis, or twisting of the spine, one side of your rib cage might sit a little more forward than the other, making your breasts look a little out of balance.

In others, the chest wall can bow out (we doctors call it “pectus carinatum”) or bow in (pectus excavatum). How do you know if either of these terms apply to you?

Take a look in the mirror:

  • Do you have what you consider a wider cleavage?
  • Do your breasts seem oriented toward the outside?

These are good signs that your chest wall bows out to some degree. When this is the case, your breasts tend to slide to the side, cleavage is wide, and your nipples point outwards.

On the other hand, if your chest wall bows inward, your breasts may tend to slide toward the middle, you’ll have a narrow cleavage, and your nipples point inwards.

It’s Not (All) About the Size

Let’s not forget that asymmetry can appear in more than just a “one side is bigger than the other” way. Even if you’re a straight C-cup across the board, it’s also fairly common to have asymmetry in the following respects:

  • Breast shape discrepancy: this can happen for a number of reasons, one being if the base width of one breast is smaller on one side, causing a more narrow breast shape.
  • Breast droopiness: even sagging can vary from one side to another, as the structure of the breast tissue can vary from one breast to another.
  • Nipple & areola differences: the size, shape, and position of each nipple might vary, as can the diameter of the areola.

The Importance of Surgeon Skill in Asymmetry Correction

Dr. Pancholi takes all this into consideration when planning your breast augmentation surgery. Even if you are reasonably satisfied with your symmetry now, Dr. Pancholi’s goal is to create breasts that match each other as closely as possible in both size and shape. To achieve this, he always measures your chest dimensions, the degree to which the rib cage bows in or out, as well as any existing asymmetry.

If you have more noticeable asymmetry, the right breast implants can help balance things out and improve upon your existing breast shape on both sides. Dr. Pancholi will help you choose implants that will get you the look you want, and then adjust the size and placement of each implant to achieve breast symmetry. As every patient is different, Dr. Pancholi uses both his artistry and surgical skills to provide you with the best possible outcome.

Learn More at a Free Consultation

You can discover all of your options for achieving shapelier, more symmetrical breasts during a free consult with Dr. Pancholi. A recognized Las Vegas breast specialist, Dr. Pancholi offers the aesthetic vision and advanced surgical techniques to help you feel confident about your body.