Can Implants Fix Two Different Sized Breasts?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in breast augmentation. One of my breasts is bigger than the other. I would like to even them out and go up a couple of sizes. I would like to do the “gummy bear” implants. My goal would be to get the most natural look possible.

A: Generally when breast asymmetry exists, it is very rarely adequately corrected by two different sized breast implants. This is because the amount of skin, nipple position, and any degree of sagging is often quite different between the two. But for the sake of a starting point (and perhaps this will be all that is needed) I will assume that it is just a matter of two different sized breast implants for now. Otherwise the concept of a natural breast augmentation result can mean different looks to different people. While implant size is certainly one factor that goes into a ‘natural’ result, there are other factors that can also play a role in creating that outcome including  the use of round vs. shaped (tear drop) breast implants.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana