Breast Asymmetry is a lot more common than we think, but it usually raises a concern in every other girl’s head. The prevalence of this condition affects more than half of all women and despite these large numbers, there is little knowledge around this issue. In collaboration with The Channel 46, Dr. Manju Gupta, Senior Consultant – Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospitals, sheds light on the causes of uneven breasts and what it may signify.
A woman’s breasts are said to be symmetrical if they are equal in size, shape, projection, and elevation. But, the reality is that very few women truly have this. One breast typically differs from the other in size, shape, or position on the chest. Asymmetry describes this discrepancy between the two breasts.
During each phase of your menstrual cycle, your breast tissue changes. For instance, increased blood flow and water retention may cause breasts to enlarge. When you are ovulating, they could seem fuller and more sensitive. When menstruating, they contract. The first day of ovulation is when breast asymmetry is the least pronounced.
One breast grows noticeably bigger than the other in a condition called juvenile or virginal hypertrophy of the breast, which is unusual. Surgery is frequently used to address it, which frequently results in both physical and psychological issues.