How Does Breast Augmentation Fix Breast Asymmetry?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Perfect symmetry is not always possible, especially when it comes to the human body. In fact, subtle asymmetries are often considered a hallmark of true beauty. However, when someone has a prominent, noticeably asymmetric feature, it can make them feel unattractive, embarrassed, or self-conscious. For this reason, women with uneven breasts often seek the advice and help of a cosmetic surgeon to correct the asymmetry and restore a more natural, appealing look. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the caring team at SSK Plastic Surgery understand the frustration of being unhappy with your body and are committed to helping patients achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals through the most innovative and effective treatments and procedures available. Read on to learn more about breast asymmetry correction in Newport Beach, CA.

What causes breast asymmetry?

No woman’s body is perfectly symmetric. However, the asymmetries between breasts are usually so subtle that the woman herself is the only one who notices them. In some cases, though, a woman may indeed have significantly uneven breasts that impact her appearance, lifestyle, and overall self-esteem. Some of the most common causes of asymmetrical breasts include:

  • Genetics
  • Birth defect
  • Gravity
  • Previous surgery or trauma
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Aging

Whether your breasts are uneven in terms of size, shape, position, or another characteristic, Newport Beach cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kelishadi can help.

How to fix uneven breasts

In most cases, the only way to correct breast asymmetry is to undergo cosmetic surgery. The specific procedure used to make the breasts appear more symmetric will depend on the nature of the concern. For example, if one breast is hanging considerably lower than the other due to stretched out or excess skin, a breast lift may be recommended. In other cases, a breast reduction may be needed to achieve a more even look.

Correcting asymmetric breasts is a highly personalized procedure that should be custom-tailored to meet each patient’s specific set of needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will thoroughly evaluate and discuss your concerns to determine the most appropriate surgical plan for you.

Can you get breast augmentation to fix uneven breasts?

Absolutely. In many cases, breast augmentation can be a fantastic solution for correcting breast asymmetry and giving women a stunning look they can be proud of. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about their results and understand that, even after breast augmentation, the breasts may still not be perfectly symmetric.

How does breast augmentation fix breast asymmetry?

Dr. Kelishadi uses several different techniques to achieve breast symmetry with breast augmentation, including:

  • Fat transfer: In cases of mild size asymmetry, a fat transfer to the breast may be sufficient to create evenness. This method involves harvesting fat from another area, like the butt or thighs, and injecting it into the breasts to fill and sculpt a more even shape.

  • Breast implants: For patients with more severe asymmetry, or those who would like to also achieve a dramatic size increase, breast implants are a fitting option. The ability to fill saline implants to different levels or insert two different sizes of silicone implants allows the surgeon to create a more even, symmetrical bust.

Do I have to get implants on both sides?

While it may sound logical to simply “fix” one breast so that it is symmetric with the other, the best results are typically achieved when both breasts are operated on. This allows the surgeon to correct asymmetry with fine-tuned precision and address other size, shape, volume, and position issues on both breasts for a stunning outcome.

Get beautiful, symmetric breasts with breast augmentation in Newport Beach, CA

There’s no denying that feeling uncomfortable in your own skin can negatively impact nearly every aspect of your life. Don’t struggle with the embarrassment or frustration of breast asymmetry any longer. Call the caring team at SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today, and discover the life-changing benefits of breast augmentation in Newport Beach.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.