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Dear Dish-It: My Breasts Are Different Sizes

Dear Dish-it,

My breasts - they are both different sizes. The right one is bigger and the left one is smaller. How come? They’ve been like that since I was 10. Why won't they grow !?!??!


Dance_chick101


Dear Dance_chick101,

Having different-sized breasts is perfectly normal. It's quite common for girls to have different-sized breasts or nipples, especially as they develop during puberty. Everyone's different, and no two women's breasts will look exactly the same. In fact, asymmetry, where one body part, like a foot or a hand, is a slightly different size or shape from its partner, is quite common in humans.


When girls start puberty, usually between the ages of 8 and 13, their breasts begin to develop starting with just a little swelling under the nipple. This is known as breast budding. You may notice that one of your breasts starts developing before the other or that one is growing more quickly. Many times this difference in breast size evens out once a girl is older, usually by age 20. But it's also perfectly normal for women's breasts to remain different sizes even when they're fully developed.


Some girls with different-sized breasts worry that there's something medically wrong, but chances are, for a teen, there isn't. If you're really worried about your breast size, talk to your doctor or gynecologist. He or she should be able to reassure you that your breasts are normal.


Girls who notice their breasts are different sizes are aware of their breasts – and that's good news! Being aware of your breasts can help you stay healthy! Learning how your breasts normally look (and feel) can help you notice any changes that might not be normal. Some girls worry about their different-sized breasts for cosmetic reasons. Many girls with different-sized breasts or nipples just accept that they are normal and don't do anything differently. But other girls feel self-conscious. It's likely that no one else notices your breasts look different, though. Other people usually can't see the difference in the size of a girl's breasts – even if that difference is a full cup size.


The fact is that exercises, supplements, or diets won't change the size or shape of a girl's breasts; only plastic surgery can do that. (And most doctors recommend that a girl wait until her breasts have finished growing before considering plastic surgery.) Some girls decide to wear especially supportive bras or special inserts that make their breasts appear more equal in size. If you're self-conscious about it, you can wear a padded bra or even a bra with a pad on just one side. Talk to a lingerie salesperson if you want some suggestions for evening things out. It may also help to talk to your mom, older sister, or an aunt or grandmother – they may have worried about having different-sized breasts during their teen years, too.


Remember, everyone develops differently, and it's normal for the two sides of our bodies to be a little different from each other. We humans aren't as evenly proportioned as we appear at first glance!


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master_blaster03_2578153
you use lotion or cream
commented: Mon Mar 17, 2014

master_blaster03_2578153
yes , you wereing bra that's good
commented: Mon Mar 17, 2014

master_blaster03_2578153
your foots bool is sooo big you use lotion
commented: Mon Mar 17, 2014

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