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  • Writer's pictureKitty Hargreaves

Understanding Uneven Breasts: Causes, Treatment, and Care

Every human body in the world is beautifully individual, with its own natural uniqueness. One such aspect that often remains hidden in the shadows is the asymmetry that many experience in their breasts. It's time to shed light on this natural variation, embrace the beauty in our uniqueness, and explore what can cause uneven breasts.

 

Woman with Uneven Breasts Holding Evenly Bra Balancers (bra inserts)
Evenly Bra Balancers™ For Breast Asymmetry (Photo by Tulip Photography)

No. 1 Treatment For Uneven Breasts: Self-Care


In a world that inundates us with flawless, airbrushed images, it's crucial to remember that these images are far from reality. The pursuit of symmetry can sometimes trick us into thinking that unevenness is abnormal. Our breasts, like all parts of our bodies, showcase a diversity that deserves to be celebrated, yet so often at Evenly we receive messages from people with uneven breasts sharing their feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness and even shame due to their uneven bust.


Our Balanced Blog post Finding Support and Community with Lopsided Breasts delves into this topic, encouraging our followers to curate their social media feeds and unfollow accounts that perpetuate unrealistic standards or make people feel bad about their bodies. By creating a space that uplifts and embraces diverse bodies, we can dismantle the fabricated idea of symmetry and cultivate a more authentic understanding of what’s not only normal but beautiful.


Breaking The Silence on Uneven Boobs


Too often, conversations about uneven breasts are hushed, leading many to believe they are the only ones experiencing this utterly natural phenomenon. But let's clear the air: you're not alone. In fact, discussing and embracing our breast asymmetry is a powerful way to challenge societal norms and foster self-love. There’s an entire spectrum of breast shapes and sizes, and your uneven boobs are a beautiful part of that booby spectrum.


Breaking taboos surrounding uneven breasts starts with an open dialogue and we’ve coined the phrase ‘Break the Taboob’ to promote this. The more we share our experiences, the more normalised they become. So many of our Uneven Titty Committee™ members have shared with us that these conversations play a pivotal role in them being able to come to a level of acceptance and understanding about their asymmetry.


As part of the #BreakTheTaboob campaign, we urge you to advocate for change. Brands play a significant role in shaping our perceptions, and it's time they reflect the genuine diversity that exists in their imagery. Your voice matters—let brands know that you're ready to see representations that celebrate real bodies.


What Causes Uneven Boobs?


Uneven breasts are a natural occurrence, influenced by a variety of factors. Hormonal changes during puberty or conditions that occur during puberty such as tubular breasts can create an uneven chest. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can contribute to differences in size and shape. Breast asymmetry can come about as a result of cancer surgeries such as mastectomy, therapeutic mammoplasty or lumpectomy. Sometimes, genetics play a role, with family history influencing breast development. There are also several congenital conditions that affect breast development such as Poland Syndrome.


Some breast asymmetry has no known cause, and is simply a naturally occurring development of an asymmetrical body, just like the face or feet.


How Is Breast Asymmetry Treated?

It is usually the case that a pair of uneven boobs is perfectly healthy and requires no explicit treatment. Having one breast bigger than the other is normal, common, and not a risk to your health*.


Whilst uneven breasts may be perfectly healthy, this doesn’t mean they can’t be a total pain in the neck (or back)! There are several treatment options available to those who experience musculoskeletal discomfort as a result of their asymmetry. These can include chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment, acupuncture, massage therapy and some may even choose to balance out severe asymmetry surgically to alleviate this discomfort.


Others with severe asymmetry may choose to surgically balance their breasts due to the psychological impact that their asymmetry is having on their mental wellbeing, although this often comes with a hefty price tag and comes with risks. If you have a breast implant or fat transfer on your smaller side, it is important to remember that this isn’t a one-off surgery as implants need to be replaced typically every 10 years and fat transfers can be reabsorbed by the body. There are also reports of breast implants causing distressing symptoms from what is called breast implant illness. Even if you choose to have your larger breast reduced, there are still risks, costs and recovery times to consider. Always speak to a qualified professional when considering this as an option.


Thankfully there’s also a risk-free, non-surgical solution to treat the symptoms of breast asymmetry, wherever the cause! Evenly Bra Balancers™ have been specifically designed to balance out uneven boobs by filling the void between the smaller breast and bra cup of any bra. The silicone bra insert is weighted to mimic natural breast tissue and not only evens out the physical appearance of your breasts, but also balances the weight, allowing your bra to do the job it was designed to do.


Before and After using Evenly Bra Inserts for Uneven Breasts

Give Yourself The Breast Care Possible

Caring for your body goes hand in hand with embracing its individuality. Treat yourself with kindness and respect, just as you would treat your bestie.


Invest in well-fitting bras that fit your larger breast and provide proper support. You can then enhance your comfort with a Bra Balancer™ and by treating yourself to a professional bra fitting whenever your size fluctuates.


Prioritise your mental wellbeing and give yourself the opportunity to either share your story or simply listen to others share theirs by joining the breast asymmetry support group The Uneven Titty Committee™ which is free to join on Facebook. Keep talking about your uneven boobs - someone out there may just feel that little bit less alone.


*Check your beautifully uneven boobs regularly. While breast asymmetry is normal, if you notice sudden changes or discomfort, it's advisable to consult a medical professional. They can rule out any underlying issues and provide guidance tailored to your needs. You can also follow CoppaFeel! for great tips on breast care.


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