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Revision Breast Surgery

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This 30-year-old patient from Claremont, California has come to me in need of revisionary surgery of her breast implant placement. Symmastia - commonly referred to as "breadloafing" or "uni-boob", occurs when two implants touch one another in the center of the chest. If the horizontal muscle that is connected to the sternum and goes across the implant is cut during surgery, then the implant can move toward the middle of the chest. Symmastia results from overly aggressive attempts to alter chestwall anatomy trying to increase cleavage in patients. This patient is 4 months post-op correction of her symmastia and bottoming out, removal of breast implants and breast reaugmentation surgery with 600 cc silicone gel implants made by the Mentor Corporation.

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