Breast Asymmetry: What are uneven breast?
The asymmetry of breast size is a surprisingly common concern among adolescent women and even among adult women. Breast asymmetry refers to when a woman’s breasts are of a different size and is defined as a difference in size, shape, position or volume of the breast, different size or shape of the nipple, or irregular position of the nipple, and affects more than half of all women.
Typically, the asymmetry is more noticeable during puberty and, finally, the size of the breasts equal during development. However, up to 25 percent of women have persistent visible breast asymmetry.
The exact cause of asymmetric sinuses is unknown, but potential contributors include hormonal changes or traumatic injuries. Occasionally, an underlying medical or skeletal condition can cause asymmetric breasts such as juvenile or virginal hypertrophy of the breast, a very rare problem in which one breast grows significantly more than the other, causing physical and psychological problems, and with surgery.
Generally, small differences in a woman’s breasts are not important. However, if the differences are greater than the size of a bra cup, they can cause some psychological distress, particularly during adolescence, when the body and mind of a young woman are already changing so rapidly.
If a woman has persistent and visible breast asymmetry, she should consult a doctor for further evaluation. A surgical procedure of augmentation or reduction may be performed, if the person with the asymmetry wishes, to make the breasts more symmetrical after the development is completed.