Do you have uneven breasts? Is one breast bigger or droopier than the other? Is your left breast a B-cup and your right breast a D-cup? Having this difference in breast size or shape is actually an extremely common condition for many women. Medically called breast asymmetry, unbalanced breasts are non-threatening to your health but often lead to embarrassment affecting your self-esteem, confidence and ultimately, the quality of your day-to-day life. Even simple tasks, such as finding a bra that fits, can become a chore. Unfortunately, most women with significant asymmetry never discuss their situation or seek help from their doctor and continue to quietly suffer from uneven, lopsided breasts.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a study conducted by the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, breast surgery of disproportionate breasts can elevate a woman’s quality of life and self-esteem. Breast augmentation, breast reduction and/or a breast lift are common surgeries that can correct breast asymmetry by creating balance and evenness between mismatched breasts. In the study, 35 patients were evaluated six months after undergoing surgery to measure the breast procedure’s impact on their life. All patients were found to have “progressive improvement” in quality of life and a “statistically significant improvement in vitality, mental health and self-esteem.” These results parallel exactly the feelings expressed by Dr. Golshani’s patients who believe that breast surgery changes their lives forever helping them feel much happier and significantly more attractive.
Source: Garcia, Elvio MD, PhD; Neto, Miguel Sabino; Lemos, Ana Lucia Alves; Freire, Marcia; Ferreira, Lydia Masako. (2006) Quality of Life and Self-Esteem after Breast Asymmetry Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 118(4), 144.