Symmastia Repair Surgery

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This 20-year-old patient from Orange, California (Orange County) needed symmastia repair. 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 needed revisionary surgery of her breast implant placement. In order to improve her situation her implants were removed and replaced with 450 cc silicone gel implants made by the Mentor Corporation.

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