5 weeks post-op and I think my skin is slowly raising. Is this the start of symmastia? (Photo)
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From the photos you posted, you certainly have a full cleavage. Many of the views, however, do show a separation of the base with both implants. At five weeks, it is still early post-operatively and the best advice is to continue to see your physician regularly, as they know your pre-operative breast anatomy, operative procedure, and post-operative healing course the best. Your board-certified breast surgeon will be able to advise you as to the probability or risk of symmastia from occurring and some of the post-operative, non-surgical techniques, such as a crossover bra to help stabilize breast position.
Hope this helps.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Yorkville, Toronto
It would be helpful to see how you looked preop and know your dimensions and what size implants were placed. You look to me to have great cleavage. However, keep your sugeon in the loop for the last word. All the best, Dr. Joe
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5 weeks post-op and I think my skin is slowly raising. Is this the start of symmastia?
Is this symmastia?
But then we see your pre op images, which thankfully you have also posted. And there we see your left breast crowds into the pre-sternal area ( the skin over the central breast bone). And that is very much like what we see in the post op pictures.
So which is it?
The best way to tell is to displace the implants towards the midline, one side at a time. So if you press on the the implant at the side and push it towards the middle, does it raise the central skin or even cross over to the other side? I have seen implants that could be pushed from one side to the other in which the implant spaces communicated ( the case was a "medical tourism case done in SE asia).
Go back to your plastic surgeon and have him assess this after you have tried to assess it yourself.