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A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital has found that teenage girls with asymmetrical breasts are more prone to suffer emotional and psychological dissatisfaction with their physical appearance. This study looked at psychosocial functioning and health-related quality of life in girls aged 12 to 21 with differences of at least one cup size between the breasts. Researchers have now linked breast asymmetry to “borderline” issues in social functioning, eating disorders, and overall attitude in younger women – issues that can easily continue for a lifetime.

It has long been known that breast asymmetry can have a negative impact on confidence and self-esteemed, but this is the first study to link this common condition to larger emotional and behavioral consequences. While asymmetry tends to correct to some degree with age, women born with congenital conditions such as tuberous breast deformity may continue to experience imbalance unless surgical measures are taken to correct the issue.

Los Angeles breast surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole understands the desire for symmetry and balance, and is sensitive to the emotional dissatisfaction that can accompany aesthetic disproportion. He would be honored to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your needs and help you determine which surgical solutions will best produce the results you deserve.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a free consultation today. Our board-certified breast surgeon serves women living in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and surrounding areas of California.