Breasts don’t develop at the same rate for all women, and no matter what the media may tell you, there is no such thing as a `perfect size’.
But post puberty, when some young adult women find their breasts haven’t increased at all, and the nipples are laying almost flat on their chests without any significant development of mammary gland tissues, they’re suffering from a condition known as micromastia.
Micromastia can be bilateral (affecting both breasts) or unilateral (when one breast is disproportionately small compared to the other).
Women with micromastia often have asymmetrical breasts – in fact, in a study conducted with 111 women with micromastia, over 95% showed noticeable signs of asymmetrical growth. And while disparity in breast size is quite normal, women with micromastia tend to find it harder to accept than others.
It is widely accepted that adolescent girls and young adult women with significant breast asymmetry score lower on measurements of mental health than those whose breast formation is even. (For example, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital conducted an assessment of 59 girls between the ages of 12-21 whose breasts differed in size by at least one cup size, and found that their sense of self-esteem and self confidence was significantly lower than a control group of girls with reasonably uniform breast development.)
Micromastia is not a medical concern per se, but it does impact day-to-day lifestyle, not to mention self-esteem, and women who opt for breast augmentation surgery often voice the following complaints:
• They cannot wear what they like because dresses and tops are usually cut for a fuller chest, and necklines invariably droop unless they are really, really thin.
• It is extremely difficult to find bras that are smaller than an A cup, so they rarely have any pretty undergarments to wear and have to resort to constantly wearing sports bras.
• Contrary to popular perceptions, small breasts are not immune to the pull of gravity, and the appearance of their underdeveloped breasts is further compromised when they begin to show signs of sagging.
• When women with micromastia lie down, they often appear completely flat-chested, which can severely impact their self image and self confidence as a woman.
• They grow a deep aversion to physical intimacy, which affects their marriages and relationships in the long run.
Can Micromastia Be Fixed?
• Non-Invasive Treatment: Improvements are possible with treatments like fat transfer (enhancing the breasts with the patient’s own body fat), PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) and energy devices that lift and tone the pectoral muscles, but for significant increase in size in severe cases of Micromastia, the best solution is augmentation surgery.
• Breast Augmentation Surgery: Using high-strength cohesive silicone gel implants or regular silicone gel implants, a qualified surgeon can rectify both bilateral and unilateral cases of micromastia with the most natural looking results.
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