Living with breast asymmetry isn’t always easy. From the self-consciousness that comes along each time you meet a new lover, to the frustrating feeling when you can’t wear a top that you love because it makes the asymmetry too obvious, this condition can cause more problems than most people without it might imagine.
Uneven breasts are, however, more common than you might think. In fact, most people with breasts don’t have a completely perfect, symmetrical pair without the help of surgery. Most breasts are a little bit different from each other in terms of size and shape. Like your eyebrows, you can think of them as sisters, rather than twins.
Some breasts are more obviously different from each other. They’re not even sisters – they’re friends. While living with this condition can be difficult to accept, it’s important to remember that it is a normal variation of the human body and doesn’t define your beauty or worth.
What Causes Uneven Breasts?
There are a few factors that can lead to breast asymmetry. These are:
- Genetics: Some people are born predisposed to developing uneven breasts. This might be caused by variations in the amount of breast tissue, nipple positions, or breast shape and size.
- Hormonal changes: During certain life periods, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, your breast size and shape can fluctuate. This can cause lasting changes, including asymmetry.
- Surgery or injury: Trauma to the breast, such as from surgery or sustaining an injury, can lead to asymmetry.
Embracing Asymmetrical Breasts
Uneven breasts can make you feel self-conscious, especially in certain situations like bra fittings, swimming, sunbathing, and having sex. However, the most important thing to remember is that everybody has imperfections. Nobody has the ‘perfect body’ as there’s simply no such thing. No matter what Instagram or magazines might have told you, you don’t have to have perfectly even, symmetrical breasts, washboard abs and toned legs to be beautiful. You are beautiful for who you are.
Managing Asymmetrical Breasts
The above being said, uneven breasts can lead to some practical problems. For example, you may struggle finding clothes that fit you well and are comfortable. You might spend your life wearing oversized clothing lamenting that you can’t wear the dress you’ve always wanted to because of your breasts.
In this case, there are products you may find useful. Bra fillers are really useful – these silicon breast forms are very comfortable to wear. All you need to do is pop one of the bra inserts into your bra on your smaller side to even your breasts out, making it easier to wear certain clothes.
Finding the right bra is also important. If one of your breasts is heavier than the other, having a supportive, well-fitting bra will make all the difference. Get a professional fitting – you don’t need to be self-conscious; professional bra fitters will have seen all kinds of breasts, and asymmetry is nothing new to them. They can help you find the right bra for you based on your unique requirements and provide advice on how to wear it for better comfort and support.
Uneven breasts might not get talked about a lot, but they’re more common than you might think. Most people with breasts don’t have two that match exactly. If yours are a little more obviously different, it’s just another part of what makes you unique.