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Breast asymmetry is a very common concern. There are no two breasts that are exactly the same, and all breasts are asymmetrical to some degree.

However, true breast asymmetry is much more than slight differences or minor imperfections. Significant breast asymmetry is a when there's a marked difference in breast size from one breast to the other. Breast asymmetry can also include differences in breast shapes, uneven nipples or characteristics of the and areolae, or a combination of these factors. Women who have tuberous breasts, a genetic condition that causes breast malformation and asymmetry because of constricting fibrous bands that grow within the breasts at the base.

Thankfully, Dr. Sadrian can help treat these conditions with his breast asymmetry correction in San Diego.

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What are the benefits of breast asymmetry correction?

Breast asymmetry can be a difficult concern for women, causing sexual embarrassment or lack of confidence, trouble fitting well in bras, swimwear and clothes, and a lowered self esteem. There are many benefits to breast asymmetry surgery, which corrects these concerns.

  • More balanced, symmetrical breasts
  • Better self-confidence and happiness regarding the breasts
  • Evenly rounded, curving breasts
  • Symmetrical nipples and areolae
  • Aesthetically pleasing breast and nipple balance and shape
  • A better, easier fit in clothing, bras, and swimsuits
  • Improved quality of life
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Types of breast asymmetry

Breast asymmetry can present itself in a variety of different ways. Each woman is unique, and breast asymmetry appears differently for each woman. However, there are some common breast symmetry issues that can arise. Women may experience one, some or many of these breast asymmetry concerns:

  • One breast is large and the other is small
  • Both breasts are small, but one is smaller than the other
  • One breast is positioned higher on the chest wall than the other breast
  • Breasts droop, and one breast is drooping more significantly than the other
  • The areola are different sizes, project differently or bulge differently than each other
  • The breasts are very large, with one breast larger than the other breast
  • The breasts are unusually shaped, constricted and asymmetrical (also called tuberous breasts)

How is breast asymmetry handled?

Dr. Sadrian's breast asymmetry correction in San Diego starts with a thorough consultation. Dr. Sadrian will examine your breasts and discuss your concerns, assess the breast asymmetry, discuss your medical history and listen to your aesthetic goals.

Based on this initial consultation, Dr. Sadrian will recommend the best procedure or procedures to correct your breast asymmetry and achieve the balanced, harmonious breasts you desire. Possible procedures to correct breast asymmetry include a breast lift, breast reshaping, breast reduction surgery, or breast implant/fat transfer augmentation–or a combination of these procedures to achieve the most ideal results.

  • Breast lift

    A breast lift corrects drooping breasts that hang low on the chest wall due to age, genetics, pregnancy, weight loss, or other factors. A breast lift removes extra skin and lifts the breasts higher to achieve a lifted, symmetrical shape that achieves a youthful balance. The nipples are tilted upward evenly and placed higher to achieve and attractive, youthful-looking tilt.

  • Breast reshaping

    Breast reshaping is performed by molding and shaping the breast tissue to create symmetry between the breasts, balance and align the areolae and nipples, and provide and attractively matching, round breast shape.

  • Breast reduction

    Breast reduction is designed for women with pendulous, overly large breasts. This procedure can correct breast asymmetry by balancing and evening the breast position, enhancing the projection of the breasts, and achieving a rounded, shapely size and matching breast shape.

  • Breast augmentation with implants

    Breast augmentation with implants corrects significant discrepancies in breast size. Implants can be used in one or both of the breasts. Dr. Sadrian will carefully choose the proper size and volume of the breast implant or implants to help you achieve the balance, size and shape you desire, and a beautiful breast harmony.

  • Breast augmentation with fat transfer

    Discrepancies in breast size can also be corrected with fat transfer breast augmentation. During this procedure, fat is gently and carefully removed from an area of your body that has excess fat. Common areas are the abdomen and thighs. This fat is purified and cleansed, and then precisely injected in exact amounts, into the proper areas of the breast or breasts, to achieve full, round, balanced, symmetrical breasts.

Breast asymmetry correction candidates

Candidates for Dr. Sadrian's breast asymmetry surgery in San Diego are women who have asymmetrical, uneven breasts and would like to correct this concern. Ideal candidates for this surgery meet the following requirements:

  • Do not smoke
  • Are generally in good health and have no serious medical concerns
  • Have realistic expectations about what this procedure can achieve
  • Have breasts that have completed growing
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding


Once your surgery is complete, you will have a compression garment to reduce swelling. This garment helps to maintain a proper shape as the breasts heal. In some cases, small drains are placed to stop fluids or excess blood from building up. These will be removed during your healing period after about 4-5 days.

You will need about two weeks to rest and recuperate as you heal. Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure and help at home with any needed chores, lifing or childcare.

After about a week, if you have healed enough to feel comfortable, you may drive and return to work or continue with your usual routine. It will take another 3-4 weeks before you can exercise strenuously again. During the healing period, the swelling of your breasts will continue to reduce and your breasts will settle into their final position. You will be able to fully enjoy your new, beautifully rounded, symmetrical, balanced breasts.

Why Choose Dr. Sadrian?

Dr. Sadrian is an acclaimed, double board-certified surgeon in San Diego. He provides considerable experience, expertise, artistry, and commitment to his patients. Dr. Sadrian always takes his time and dedicates himself to the needs of his patients and the precision of every surgical procedure. He works to produce the most positive results possible, using advanced surgical techniques performed with meticulous care and attention to detail. Dr. Sadrian considers it an honor to use his skills to help women with breast asymmetry. Call for a consultation to begin your journey to resolve your breast asymmetry and achieve the full, round, shapely and beautifully symmetrical breasts they desire.

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