6 Reasons For Asymmetrical Breast Size And Consistency

Date December 1, 2017

Most women long for having round, firm, symmetrical breasts. Asymmetry is something which western beauty standards have been condemning for years. This makes adolescents particularly aware of the development and growth of their breasts. However, despite their best efforts, many women have one breast of a different size and shape to the other.

This isn't any reason to hate our bodies and disguise the supposed "defect" with a bra. Breasts can, and more often than not, are irregular and asymmetrical.

Science has explained why our breasts aren't the same size and there can be many reasons. Let's look at some of the most common reasons:

1. Heredity

That's right, breast size and composition can be hereditary. So it's important to know if our mothers or grandmothers have asymmetrical breasts.

2. Development stage

When we begin puberty, our body begins to go through a series of distinct transformations, especially hormonal ones. However, this rarely affects each breast in the same way. One can grow faster than the other.

3. Menstrual and ovulation period

During the period of ovulation and the menstrual phase, hormonal imbalances can affect the shape and consistency of the breasts, visibly affecting the size. It's normal to notice a certain asymmetry during this phase.

4. Weight loss

When we lose weight, it's normal for our breasts to also reduce in size. However, while reducing in size, they may not maintain the same shape. This is due to the fact that the breasts are composed of fat and, when losing weight, fat content also reduces; but this doesn't necessarily occur the same way for each breast.

5. Orthopedic defects

Scoliosis, a problem affecting the spinal cord, can result in asymmetrical breasts because of the way it affects our posture.

6. Breastfeeding

During this period, women will notice that their breasts are worn out due to the effect of the baby's sucking action on the breasts' shape and consistency. In a few months, some breastfeeding women will notice that one breast has reduced in size more than the other. The good news is that, over time, they can return to similar sizes.

It's important to distinguish between it happening as a result of a natural process and when the change in size is sudden and associated with other symptoms: Change in skin color and texture, thickening, pain, etc. In the latter case, you should see a doctor ASAP in order to be evaluated by specialists, since it could be related to a disease.

So, with all the anxiety it gives us, science says: It's normal to have asymmetrical breasts. So, girls, live and enjoy your bodies without any hang ups. Symmetry is nothing more than a fantasy and a human invention to reach the perfect body. But we're made of flesh and bone: We're real and asymmetrical.

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