Are Unequal Breasts Normal? (photo)

Q:  i am 21 yrs old and have unequal breasts.the left one is bigger with the nipple pointing upwards while the right is smaller and sagging .i am quite skinny and wonder if it has anything to do with my weight.please suggest a suitable treatment as it is causing me distress.

A:  Breast asymmetry (unequal breasts) are EXTREMELY common – in fact, most women have some asymmetry.  Your photo is a bit tough to view, but it looks like you may have more than asymmetry.  Your right breast is considerably smaller than the left.  The base of the right breast is constricted.  You may have what is called a tuberous breast deformity.  If it distresses you, surgical correction is available.  I would suggest scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to discuss your options.