Uneven Breasts

Approximately 25% of adolescent girls experience breast asymmetry that persists into adulthood.

Breast buds are tender, raised bumps that appear directly under a girl’s nipples. It’s not unusual for breast buds to appear on just one side first. As a result, there have been many frantic but unnecessary trips to the doctor when a lump has suddenly appeared under a single nipple of a young girl.

Similarly, you can understandably become concerned when one side of your chest is noticeably larger than the other. (For reasons that are not entirely understood, this usually occurs on a girl’s left side.) This is not uncommon. Approximately 25% of adolescent girls experience breast asymmetry that persists into adulthood. Later in life, corrective measures can be taken to “even out” this difference in the size of a woman’s breasts. (However, the difference between each breast is typically not that noticeable.)