Revision Breast Surgery
This 25-year old patient from Palm Desert, California was post breast augmentation surgery performed by another surgeon in... Mexico, due to “bottoming out” (inferior migration of implants) and symmastia (implants touch one another in the center of the chest) the patient was extremely unhappy with the results of her surgery. When the horizontal muscle, which is connected to the sternum, is cut during surgery, the implants can move toward the middle of the chest. Symmastia results from overly aggressive attempts to alter chest wall anatomy trying to increase cleavage in patients and is a problem for implants over or under the muscle, though submuscular implant placement allows the muscle to provide some softening of the transition to the cleavage area from the augmented breast mound. The patient is now 3-months post-op surgery symmastia repair with silicone-gel breast implants, 575cc in the left breast and 533 in the right breast for symmetry. The patient is very happy with the results of her surgery.