Symmetry in the physical form correlates to beauty. From a biological perspective, physical balance is a display of healthy, robust genes, and as such is an indicator of good mate selection. In some cases, however, the genes we were born with may perhaps not meet our expectations. If you struggle with uneven breasts in the Miami Beach area, David Gerth Plastic Surgery can help bring your body into natural balance.
Uneven breasts, or breast asymmetry, affects over fifty percent of American women. It is not uncommon for the same pair of breasts to vary in size, shape, volume, or even pigmentation.
Despite the relative frequency of this morphological trait, we now know that uneven breasts can impact the physical and mental well-being of women. Humans, having evolved to appreciate symmetrical bodies, and our modern beauty culture means that asymmetrical and uneven breasts can be burdensome.
At David Gerth Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gerth generally advises one of two procedures to bring uneven breasts into realignment. Depending on your particular circumstances, Dr. Gerth will recommend either a breast lift or a breast augmentation.
What Causes Uneven Breasts?
Several reasons can explain breast asymmetry. Generally, variances in hormonal development during puberty and noncancerous tissue development in one breast are usually the culprits.
Breast size and shape also fluctuate according to menstrual stage, pregnancy, breast-feeding, the onset of menopause or when using hormonal contraception (such as the pill).
In the vast majority of cases, breast asymmetry is perfectly normal and healthy, but this does not stop it being a considerable burden for some women. As many cases of uneven breasts develop during puberty, care must be taken to advise and counsel young women during this sensitive time.
Breast Asymmetry is Far More Than a Vanity Issue
The impacts associated with body asymmetry are becoming more widely understood. Women who experience uneven breast growth may lack self-confidence and are more prone to psychological and physical distress as they grow older.
In some cases, this lack of confidence can lead to poor body image and eating disorders. Uneven breasts can also lead to physical discomfort when wearing ill-fitting clothing or exercising. In this regard, counseling and discussing any distress associated with breast asymmetry is the first step towards rectifying the issue.
Breast asymmetry manifests in many different forms. In some cases, there might only be slight differences in volume and perkiness, but in more drastic instances breasts may differ by a few cup sizes.
In cases where breast size differs significantly, we at Dr. Gerth Plastic Surgery recommend a breast augmentation. If, on the other hand, you do not wish to increase your bust size but want to make both breasts symmetrically firm, a breast lift might be the better option.
What is the Difference Between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation?
At Dr. Gerth Plastic Surgery, there are two primary differences between a breast augmentation and a breast lift. Generally, Dr. Gerth uses a breast augmentation to increase breast size using implants. On the other hand, a breast lift repositions the breasts higher on the chest.
In a breast lift, Dr. Gerth rectifies the asymmetry between left and right breasts by removing excess skin and tissue. Particularly relevant with severely drooping breasts, a breast lift results in symmetrical, firmer breasts that sit higher on the chest – without an increase in bust size. A breast lift is an ideal choice if drooping breasts are the cause of any asymmetry.
A breast augmentation, on the other hand, is an increasingly popular choice for American women. Last year over 300,000 women used a breast augmentation to solve uneven breasts or increase the size of their bust.
Breast augmentation sees Dr. Gerth insert either a silicone or saline implant into each breast. The size, shape, and texture of the implant will be decided upon by yourself, and Dr. Gerth and will be suited to your circumstances.
Although uneven breasts are common, breast asymmetry remains a pain-point for many women. If you are indeed considering a body realignment in the Miami Beach area, reach out to Dr. Gerth Plastic Surgery via a phone call or our online form. We can offer confidential insight into which procedure is best suited to your needs.
We look forward to helping you realize a happier, more confident you!