Breast Asymmetry (Unequal)

A woman's breast can differ both in size and / or shape. A slight difference is common among most women. Breast size and / or shape discrepancy can be marked in some women. The nipples can also be uneven.

Tuberous breast is a developmental breast deformity that may result in asymmetry. The breasts are shaped like tubes with a very narrow base and a long skin envelope.

Patients with asymmetrical breasts can be very self-conscious in clothing and when undressed. This can have a huge impact on their social life and in relationships.

Most of the breast asymmetries including tuberous breasts can be corrected by cosmetic surgery resulting in a more rounded and pleasing shaped breast.

There is a number of surgical procedures depending on the degree of asymmetry and the patient's own desires. The possible operations include breast expanders; breast enlargement, breast reduction and breast uplift. Please refer to the relevant sections for more details.

The information provided gives you a basic understanding of the breast asymmetry and the possible surgical procedures but it may not answer all your questions, a lot depends on your individual circumstances. This website provides guidance and is not intended to be a substitute for a surgical consultation with Mr Fahmy in Shropshire, Chester, Cheshire or Wrexham, North Wales and Mid Wales.

For any enquiries, you can email Professor Fahmy on Your consultation will be directly with Professor Fahmy and the treatment will be performed by himself at the hospital of your choice either Pulford Medical, Chester (Cheshire) or Spire Yale Hospital, Abergele & Wrexham (Wales). It is always advisable to bring a friend or a relative during your consultation, as it may further assist you in any questions you may have.