A 2017 study by Nuzzi, et al took a look at the Psychological impact of breast asymmetry on adolescents age 12-21. A total of 261 adolescents in three groups, asymmetrical,
Conclusion: ” Breast asymmetry may negatively impact the psychological quality of life of adolescents similar to macromastia. Breast asymmetry is not just a cosmetic issue. Providers should be aware of the psychological impairments associated with asymmetry and provide proper support.”
Why is this applicable to post-mastectomy care? In addition to post-mastectomy, Certified Fitters see and fit with breast prostheses individuals with a variety of breast asymmetry conditions.