The implants are close (one finger width apart laying down). When I wear a bra I have some lifting of the skin in the middle. I am concerned about symastia, any thoughts? Anything I can do to help avoid symastia? My doctor plans to keep an eye on me and will see me back in 6 weeks.
Symastia? I had 300CC, saline, under the muscle done approx 8 weeks ago. (photo)
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Symmastia is when the muscle is released aggressively from the sternum resulting in a common pocket. With that said, your implants are very close, but they appear to be separated. This might improve, a little, over time as the skin relaxes but not much. If you don't like the look now, I would suggest a revision with a smaller implant and pocket modification.
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This is not symmastia and the pockets look like they were dissected quite well for the implant size you have and your nipple/areolar position.
The best way to increase your cleavage would be to go with a smaller implant that doesn't span the width of your chest quite as much.
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Breast implants too close
While this is not technically a synmastia, I would argue that your implant pockets have been dissected too close to the midline. Your implants are not centered behind your nipples and areolae and are now too close to each other in the midline. I would suggest undergoing a capsulorrhaphy procedure if you are unhappy with the look of your result.
Symmastia is confluence of two breasts across midline. It happens when right and left pockets communicate
Based on your photos you are fine and don't have symmastia. Stop worrying. No special treatment is needed
The breasts are definitely close together. Normally if implants are under the muscle, they are not that close.
Thanks for your question and picture. If your implants are under the muscle as you mentioned you should not be develop symmastia unless the muscle was aggressively divided off of the sternum. Only your surgeon would know this. Several garment makers including Marena, make breast stabilizing bras. Please ask you plastic surgeon if he/she would reccomend one of these devices to address your concern.
Symmastia? probably not
Actually your breast looks quite well and will improve further as the skin envelope relaxes. If the bra worries you be without, but over time things should be well.
This is not synmastia. Your implants are close together. Since you didn't include a preoperative picture, I can't comment on how close together your breast were before surgery. Many times in breast that sit close together, the tissue will elevate when the breast are pushed together, but this will usually resolve after 4 to 6 months after the tissue has relaxed. If not, then you could consider a smaller diameter implant.
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