Do you think this is a symmastia case? Is the pocket too big? (photos)

I had matopexia and anatomic breast implants 290 cc 9 month ago, but I didn't really like the result. The clevage is not beautiful. i don't know if I should look for another doctor or try to fix it with the same one who did it.

Doctor Answers 2

Do you think this is a symmastia case?

I am sorry to hear about your concerns after breast augmentation/lifting surgery.   Based on your photographs, I do not think that your breast implants are crossing the midline (no symmastia).  Based on your photographs and description, it is likely that further adjustment of the breast skin/tissues will be necessary to achieve an outcome you will be happier with.

I would suggest that you communicate your concerns/goals directly with your plastic surgeon, in front of a full-length beer. Working together you will come up with a plan to achieve an outcome you will be happier with.   You may find the attached link helpful to you as you learn more. You will find a separate page, on the same website, dedicated to symmastia  surgery correction, for comparison purposes. Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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It is difficult to say whether you have symmastia or not simply from the pictures you provided.  The implants do appear to sit close to each other, but I cannot tell if they cross the midline or not without an examination.  The best thing to do is to go for a consultation with a few plastic surgeons and see what ultimately is recommended.  You may need to change to a different style of implant, as well as revise your mastopexy.  I hope this helps.

Christopher V. Pelletiere, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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