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Is plastic surgery permissible on severely asymmetrical breasts?

AOA, In my teenage I didn’t wear proper undergarments and as a result now at age 20 I have severely asymmetrical breasts. My left breast is twice the size of right one and this is causing me severe distress. Will having a surgery or some breast fillers be permissible in Islam.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. 

 

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

 

Sister in Islam, 

 

Breast asymmetry occurs when one breast has a different size, volume, position, or form from the other. It is a common occurrence and affects more than half of all women.[1]

 

Hormonal changes and traumatic injuries are also causes of breast asymmetry.[2]

 

It is permissible to undergo surgery. Accordingly, you may undergo corrective surgery to make the left breast equal to the right breast or you may also undergo implant of the right breast to make it equal to the left breast. You should consult your doctor to consider the best medical option.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

 

Mohamed Ebrahim bin Ismail Abdullah 

 

Student – Darul Iftaa 

 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 

 

Checked and Approved by, 

Mufti Ebrahim Desai. 

 

22-12-1440| 24-08-2019 

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[1] https://www.healthline.com/health/breast-asymmetry 

 

 

[2] https://www.healthywomen.org/content/ask-expert/1293/my-15-year-old-daughter-has-one-breast-larger-other-she-concerned-they-will 

 

 

This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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