Correcting Uneven Breasts

Throughout most of her life, Meagan's chest has been a source of tremendous insecurity and daily hassles. While only 10 percent of women have perfectly symmetric breasts, Meagan’s breasts are not round but tube-shaped, and one is about two cup sizes larger than the other. She says the painful ridicule she endured as a teen led to depression, overeating and weight gain. After giving birth to her third baby, Meagan had gastric sleeve surgery to help her lose the excess weight. Now, 150 pounds lighter, she joins The Doctors to get options to correct her noticeably uneven breasts.

"To feel uncomfortable in your own skin is inescapable," breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk says. "I want to emphasize that it's something you were born with, this difference in breast tissue. So it's nothing you ate. It was nothing your mother did. It was nothing you could have controlled or had evolved differently through puberty. You were just born to have this degree of difference between your breasts."

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon explains the cause of Meagan's condition. "We touched on the issue of a big difference in volume, but you also have a big difference in shape," Dr. Ordon says. "The good news is that this is something that is very correctable with breast surgery. In your case, it would be a combination of a breast lift and using two implants."  

Dr. Juan A. Brou, the president of the chapter of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Meagan's home state of Oklahoma, has agreed to do the surgery for Meagan for free.

"Thank you so much, it's a dream come true," Meagan says.

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