One Thing Isn’t Like The Other: What to Do About Asymmetrical Breasts

Breast Asymmetry Correction Salt Lake City, UTIf you were to draw a line right down the center of your entire face, you would notice that you are more asymmetrical than you may be aware of. And, you probably think that you have one side that looks better than the other. If you have one breast that is noticeably larger than your other breast, you’ve probably spent a fair share of your time stuffing the smaller side of your bra with fabric or tissue.

Even though asymmetrical breasts are something to laugh about with your girlfriends, when it comes to being intimate, it can make you feel self-conscious. Depending on the severity of the asymmetry, Dr. York Yates may recommend one of a few different procedures including a mastopexy, breast implants, a breast reduction or breast reshaping.


A mastopexy or breast lift is typically done to help lift the breasts so that they sit higher on the chest while simultaneously getting rid of excess skin.  The degree of skin removal is often different from right to left for asymmetric breasts.

Breast Implants

No, you aren’t going to have one breast with an implant and one breast without. With breast implants for asymmetry, however, Dr. Yates will usually use two different sizes of implants to create a more symmetrical look. For instance, your larger breast will have a smaller implant whereas your smaller breast will have a larger implant.

Breast Reshaping

Similar to a mastopexy, breast reshaping is usually done in conjunction with another procedure like a breast reduction and is used to help reshape the breast tissue so that the breasts look more even on each side.

Breast Reduction

If your smaller breast is still large enough that you’d be satisfied with that size for both of your breasts, then Dr. Yates may perform a breast reduction on the larger side to add symmetry to your breasts. By removing excess breast tissue, a breast reduction can help give you that symmetry that you’ve been wanting.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Yates, he will go over all of these surgical options that can be done to correct your asymmetrical breasts. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Layton office today and call us at (801) 525-8741.