Understanding breast hypoplasia (small breasts): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your small breasts? Do you often find yourself wondering what causes this condition or if there are any effective treatments available? We discuss the possible causes of small breasts and how this can affect you. We will also explore potential treatment options from simple measures to possible plastic or cosmetic surgery procedures to help enhance the size of the breasts.
What are the causes of small breasts?
Breast hypoplasia, also known as small breasts or micromastia may be due to a number of different factors or causes. The most important factor is often your genetics and small breasts will tend to run in the family. This hereditary history of small breasts is a major influence on potential for breast development and the most common reason for breast hypoplasia. There may be hormonal factors that can affect breast development. In some patients, use of the contraceptive pill can influence breast development often causing a reduction in size when they are stopped. Eating disorders can also have an impact on breast development and result in small breasts. Pregnancy and breast feeding can also result in changes to the breast size. Many women find that there is loss of volume or fullness after having a child or baby. There are some rare syndromes that may also result in micromastia or failure of breast growth.
What are the symptoms of breast hypoplasia?
The symptoms of small breasts may be psychological or physical. Psychological symptoms are often lack of confidence, insecurities about your body, and low self esteem. Many patients come to our clinic feeling that they are not womanly or feminine. Some patients may complain of feeling uncomfortable undressing with a partner or always wearing a bra to hide the breasts. Physical symptoms may include difficulty finding appropriate clothing or wearing push up bras regularly.
What are the options for small breasts?
There are many products that are advertised promoting breast growth from creams to suction devices. In reality, these sorts of treatments are usually not effective in giving you bigger breasts. There is no scientific evidence that any creams can significantly increase breast size. There are some less invasive options that may be described such as using fillers for breast enhancement. There was a filler called Macrolene that was marketed for this but this was withdrawn due to numerous problems. I have seen a number of patients that have had fillers injected into the breasts which have resulted in lumpiness and this can be a very difficult problem to treat. We would usually recommend avoiding injecting the breasts with synthetic fillers. The only filler that be used to make breasts larger is fat. The technique of fat transfer can be useful although it is not predictable as some volume will be lost due to absorption. The main surgical option for breast enlargement is using breast implants.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is commonly called a boob job. This is a procedure that uses a breast implant to give an increase in the size of the breasts. The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. You will normally leave the hospital on the same day. The use of breast implants has been used for decades for increasing the breast size in women. It is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery performed in women worldwide.
Why should I consider a breast enlargement for small breasts?
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your small breast size or feel that having small breasts affects your confidence then you may wish to consider the possibility of a breast augmentation. This is a surgical procedure that can help enhance your breasts using silicone breast implants. This procedure is very commonly performed and one of the most common procedures I perform. We have many patients that report a significant improvement in their confidence following breast augmentation. Below are some of the reviews from patients following breast enlargement.
Breast augmentation reviews
“My ‘new boobs journey’ was an amazing experience from start to finish. From the moment I met Dr Nassab in knew he was the surgeon for me. (I did actually stalk his Instagram page for a while before I contacted him!). At my consultation he knew exactly what I wanted and recommended the best implants for me. The surgery day was intense as I was very nervous about being put to sleep but all the staff made me feel comfortable and reassured. Wilmslow hospital is like a hotel! I’m now 9 weeks post op and I’m so so happy with my new boobs!! They are exactly what I wanted. Looking forward to my first holiday and wearing a bikini with confidence. I feel amazing. Thank you Dr Nassab.” Trustpilot
“I waited for around 2 years having a million consultations with different companies as I was so stuck on who to choose to go with to get my Breast Augumentation done. I am so so so happy I heard about Reza Nassab and decided to go with him, the results are so natural which is exactly what I was looking for and if I ever needed anything he was so easy to get in contact with. My scars are really small. I honestly couldn’t be happier with the results and would recommend him 100%, thankyou Mr Nassab!!!” Trustpilot
“After spending many years dreaming of having a breast augmentation, i finally plucked up the courage to go for a consultation in Wilmslow with Mr Nassab (in my mind,thinking it would never happen)
However, the consultation was informative, professional and put me at ease straight away with his friendly and calming persona. The whole team at the Wilmslow hospital were absolutely faultless and considering i have never been under general anaesthetic before, i felt totally calm throughout the entire process. My results are fantastic and it has changed my life, i would highly recommend Mr Nassab to anyone considering a breast augmentation.” Google
- British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Congenital breast conditions.