fixing uneven breasts naturally

How to Fix Uneven Breasts Naturally [5 Solutions]

Victoria Renee

Hello, beautiful! 

Today, we're chatting about a topic that's close to many of our hearts—and we mean that literally and figuratively. Do you have uneven breasts? If so, you stand with the MAJORITY (over 50%!) of women who have two different size breasts. Uneven breasts are PERFECTLY normal but despite this, many women feel pressure to fix their uneven breasts due to societal "norms". If you’re wondering how to fix uneven breasts naturally (without surgery), this article is for you.

Here at Honey Cloudz, we know firsthand that every woman's body is beautiful, with its own quirks and qualities. And that's why we've dedicated ourselves to offering a loving nudge toward body positivity and self-confidence. How, you ask? By being the first company in the U.S. that specializes in breast-balancing solutions. Our mission? To help you even out without going under the knife.

Why is One Breast Bigger Than The Other In the First Place?

There are many reasons why women have one breast larger than the other.

Factors that contribute to uneven breasts include: 

Some evolutionary and online theorists have also proposed their ideas as to why one breast might be larger than the other.

These theories include:

  1. Heart Protection Hypothesis: One guess is that having more tissue on the left breast might provide additional protection for the heart, which is located slightly to the left of the center of the chest.
  2. Closeness to your child:  Having a smaller breast allows a child to be angled closer to you during breastfeeding. This facilitates a closer, more secure positioning of the child and promotes bonding.
  3. Options for Newborns:  Breast differences in size, shape, nipples, and areolas provide options to your child. If a baby prefers not to feed from one breast, they have the option of the other one to choose from.
  4. Lateral Dominance and Nursing:  Given that most people are right-handed, a right-handed mother typically will cradle her baby in her left arm, leaving her dominant right hand free for other activities. This advantage might have influenced evolutionary preferences, potentially leading to the left breast becoming larger as it became the more frequently used side for breastfeeding.

So, fret not! Your normal asymmetry may have a good reason and purpose behind it! 

A note of caution: If you notice one of your breasts suddenly (or slowly over time) becoming more uneven than the other, contact your doctor or OBGYN. This could indicate an infection or be an early sign of cancer.

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How to Fix Uneven Breasts Naturally 

Balance Uneven Breasts with Bra Pad Inserts

The quickest way to fix uneven breasts is through the use of bra pads like the ones we design here at Honey Cloudz (But don’t take our word for it, check out what The Rachel Ray Show has to say!)

To start, we recommend trying our tried and true Oval shape bra insert and placing it over your smaller breast to create a more balanced look.

Our Oval inserts have been a total game-changer for women with less than ½ cup size asymmetry, providing a seamless and undetectable way to balance out the girls. They work wonders inside bras, sports bras, swimsuits—pretty much any top, making sure you feel confident and comfortable, no matter what you wear. 

If you decide that our Oval shape is not for you, you can always choose from one of our other shapes found here.

Choose a Custom Bra for Asymmetrical Breasts

A bra pad is only as good as the house it lives in. For this reason, we recommend starting out with a well-fitted bra. 

Many bra manufacturers, such as The Balanced Bra Co, have now created custom cup sizes for each breast, and some are now offering half sizes (e.g. 34 B 1/2). The good news is that they WILL fit your breasts (Yay!). However, your breasts may still appear uneven and this asymmetry will show through clothing.

To fix uneven breasts in custom bras, we recommend using Honey Cloudz bra pads on your smaller breast. Our outer grippy exterior holds and prevents our pads from moving around unlike other pads.

Fix Uneven Breasts with Exercise:

Exercise can't directly fix uneven breasts in terms of size and shape because breast tissue is mostly composed of fat and glandular tissue. However, strengthening the underlying chest muscles can help improve the overall appearance of your breasts and make them look more symmetrical in some cases.

Here are some exercises that can improve the look of uneven breasts:

  • Chest Press: Lie on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Extend your arms upwards until they are fully extended, then lower the weights back to the starting position under control. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Chest Fly: Lie on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Start with your arms extended above your chest, palms facing each other. Lower the weights out to the sides, maintaining a slight bend in your elbows, then bring them back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest muscles. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Pull Up: Grip a pull-up bar with your palms facing away from you (overhand grip). Hang freely with your arms fully extended, then pull yourself up until your chin passes the bar. Lower yourself back down with control to the starting position. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Plank:  Begin in a push-up position, resting on your forearms and toes. Keep your body in a straight line from head to heels, engaging your core muscles. Hold this position for a specific duration, such as 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Pullover: Lie on a bench or on the floor, holding a dumbbell above your chest with both hands. Lower the dumbbell back and slightly behind your head, maintaining a slight bend in your elbows. Use your chest and back muscles to pull the weight back up to the starting position. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Make sure to go slowly, use proper form, and as counterintuitive as it seems, exercise both sides of the chest. Check out the video below to learn more: 

Fixing Asymmetrical Breasts

Just like exercise, targeted massages do not directly cause breasts to grow since breasts are not made of muscle. Targeted massages do, however, promote other benefits that may contribute to an approved appearance of uneven breasts.

These benefits include:

  1. Improved Circulation: Massage can help increase blood circulation, which in theory, brings more blood flow to the breasts. The enhanced circulation may help the breasts to plump up slightly and appear more uniform in size.
  2. Lymphatic Drainage: Massaging the breasts can promote lymph flow and help to facilitate the movement of lymph fluid. This may reduce puffiness and improve overall breast shape.
  3. Hormonal Influence: There is a belief that massaging breasts might stimulate the production of prolactin, a hormone involved in breast enlargement during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This effect however may be nominal.
  4. Appearance of Firmness: Regular massage might improve the tone and texture of the skin, which could make the breasts appear more firm and lifted.

Posture Correction:

Correcting posture can also contribute to the appearance of more even breasts, though it won't change the actual size of the breasts. Improved posture can affect how the breasts are positioned, and how they appear in relation to the rest of the body. 

Here's how posture correction might help:

  1. Enhanced Symmetry: Proper posture aligns the spine and evens out the shoulders. This alignment can make the breasts appear more symmetrical because slouching or leaning to one side can accentuate asymmetry.
  2. Lifted Appearance: Standing straight with the shoulders back and down lifts the entire chest area. This can make the breasts appear slightly lifted and firmer, which might reduce the noticeable difference if one breast is slightly larger or lower than the other.
  3. Reduced Muscle Tension: Poor posture can lead to muscle tension in the back, shoulders, and chest, which can affect how the breasts sit. By improving posture, this tension is reduced, potentially allowing the breasts to sit more naturally and evenly.

Practicing exercises that strengthen the back, shoulders, core, and chest can help in maintaining good posture. Activities like Yoga, Pilates, and specific strength training exercises designed for the back and shoulders are beneficial for improving posture.

Fixing Asymmetrical Breasts

Conclusion: Fixing Asymmetrical Breasts

To conclude, while asymmetrical breasts are common, there are several natural and non-surgical ways to fix uneven breasts for those who are looking for a more balanced appearance. 

Using bra pads (also known as bra inserts or bra pad inserts) provides the fastest cosmetic solution to balance the breast sizes visually. 

Exercises that strengthen the chest and improve posture can also enhance the overall appearance of the breasts. 

Additionally, targeted breast massages might help in improving circulation.

Each method offers its own benefits, and combining these strategies can effectively help achieve a more balanced look and boost confidence in one's appearance.

FAQ: Breast Asymmetry

How Does Breast Asymmetry Affect Bra Size?

This is an important one: what size bra should you be buying if you’re dealing with asymmetry? Well, that will depend entirely on the size of your larger breast as the LARGER CUP size determines BRA size. For example, if one breast fits a D cup, and the other a C, you’ll want to go ahead and opt for a D-sized bra to fit your larger breast. Don’t be one of the 80% of women who are walking around wearing the wrong bra size. And not to worry—Honey Cloudz will help you fill in the gap to even out your smaller breast. In the above case, the difference between the breasts is 1 cup so you would choose an insert that adds  1 cup like our Ovals ‘Extra) and place that over your C-sized breast so you now have two D-sized breasts.  

Is it normal to have uneven breasts? 

Yes! It’s estimated that over half of all women have uneven breasts.

Can I use breast enhancement creams for uneven breasts? 

There's no scientific evidence to support that enhancement creams work to fix uneven breasts.

Can bad posture cause breast asymmetry?

Yes. Bad posture can affect how the breasts are positioned and how they appear in relation to the rest of the body.

What Causes Breast Asymmetry?

Many factors create breast asymmetry. These factors can include:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones (More estrogen = more asymmetrical breasts)
  • Puberty
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Trauma

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