Causes of Breast Asymmetry

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Some degree of Breast asymmetry affects the vast majority of women. No two breasts are exactly the same, so having some degree of breast asymmetry should be expected. For most women, the amount of asymmetry is relatively minor and does not significantly impact their appearance. However, in certain cases breast asymmetry can be more pronounced, causing self-consciousness or embarrassment. Breast asymmetry can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Developmental changes during puberty
  • Changes to your breasts during pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Fluctuations in weight which cause breast fat to be deposited unevenly
  • Disease
  • Trauma
  • Mastectomy after breast cancer

Several conditions may also result in breast asymmetry. One of these is Poland’s Syndrome, a condition which occurs when one breast is severely underdeveloped, resulting in a small nipple and the absence of the chest wall muscle which typically lies underneath the breast. Tuberous breasts may also result in breast asymmetry. In this condition, the base of the breast is overly narrow, giving the breast a cylindrical or tubular shape. Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata can perform a variety of breast enhancement procedures to correct your breast asymmetry. In some cases, breast augmentation using different sizes of silicone or saline breast implants may be sufficient to correct your condition. In others, a breast lift may need to be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation to deliver the results you desire. At your initial consultation, Dr. Fata will discuss your options with you in detail and recommend the ideal treatment course to address your unique aesthetic goals. Please contact Dr. Fata today to schedule your confidential consultation. Renaissance Plastic Surgery serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.