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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by sidneyyyy
Most cases of symmastia are "acquired," the result of an unfavorable result of breast augmentation. However symmastia also occurs and a "congenital" anomaly, and is quite rare. Most of my practice is breast surgery, and I have never seen a case. There are techniques for correction published. Direct incisions over the sternum (breast bone) are discouraged because of a high incidence of unfavorable scarring. Encouraged, instead, are incisions commonly used in aesthetic breast...
Yes, this can happen and i recommend consulting with a plastic surgeon once breast maturity is reached. Often, this will respond well to liposuction. I hope this helps. Dr. Gill
Thank you for your question and the photo. Yes, it is possible to have congenital symmastia without previous surgery. I hope this helps.
Thank you for the question and picture. Yes, it is possible to have “congenital symmastia”, with breast tissue that seems to be too close to the midline of the chest ( sternum). The incidence of this “problem” is much less than symmastia seen after breast augmentation surgery. Correction, in my opinion, is more challenging given that there is no breast implant capsule tissue to work with ( compared to symmastia correction surgery after breast augmentation procedures)....