Is It Normal For My Breasts To Be Different In Size?

I got a private Facebook message from a young teen concerned that one of her breasts was bigger than the other. “It is normal for my breasts to be a little different in size?” she asked. She was wondering what she should do.

The short answer? I told her not to worry, to give it time. It’s not uncommon for breasts to develop unevenly during puberty, but by the time they stop growing they usually are more even. I also told her that there’s no such thing as perfectly identical breasts; most women have breasts that are slightly different sizes. It’s called asymmetry.

The long answer: In puberty, breast development can start first on one side or on both sides at the same time. It takes about 3-5 years for the glandular tissue to fully develop and for breasts to reach their full adult size. On average, most women are finished growing by age 18, although some might continue to grow into their early 20s.

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Breast Surgery in the Hospital: It’s a Smooth Operation

While some doctors choose to perform breast augmentation and breast lift surgery in an outpatient surgicenter, I’ve chosen to do all of my surgeries at Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia. Here are a few of my favorite things about working in the operating room there.

When I joined the Nazareth Hospital staff 20 years ago, I felt like I had found my surgical home. It’s a little bit like the bar in Cheers, the ’80s sitcom, “where everybody knows your name.”

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“Can you fix my tuberous breasts?”

Dr. Ted Eisenberg Corrects Tuberous Breasts With a New Simpler, Safer, One-Stage Procedure It’s a question that women sometimes ask when they come in to Dr. Ted Eisenberg’s office for a cosmetic breast surgery consultation. They are asking about a congenital condition in which breasts might be longer and narrower, rather than round. The areolas may be puffy, there might be a lack of skin under the nipple, and the fold under the breast (the inframammary fold, or IMF) might be higher than usual. While plastic surgery websites and Internet forums describe a complicated approach to correcting...

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