Is this symmastia? If so, what do you suggest to fix this problem? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 7
Is This Synmastia?
Fixing this will require a significant downsizing of your implant, suture repair or capsulorraphy of the internal implant pocket and most likely reinforcement of the repair with an ADM material like Strattice or other soft tissue reinforcement such as Seriscaffold. It will be a complex and expensive repair, but there is no easy fix of this problem at this point.
Correction of Symmastia
Hello and thank-you for your question and photo.
I am sorry to hear you are having difficulties. Symmastia can be challenging problem to correct. An internal capsulorraphy and re-enforcement with an ADM such as Alloderm, Belloderma or Stratice will be required. In all likelihood, will need to reduce the size and increase the profile of the implant. I would recommend an in person consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options
Thank-you, Andrew Lyos MD, FACS
Yes you have synmastia
Sorry to hear of your problem but yes you do in fact have synmastia- a close approximation or even communication of the breast implant pockets. A variety of techniques can be utilized to correct your problem depending upon pocket location and tissue characteristics. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon in your area that has experience in revisional cosmetic surgery of the breast.I hope this helps.
You might also like...
Is this symmastia? If so, what do you suggest to fix this problem?
Treatment of synmastia
Hi thanks for your question. Symmastia is typically a description used when the breasts cross the midline (over the breast bone) and are connected. You appear to have cleavage but the implants are just very close in the midline. This is its own issue, but isn't true symmastia. With a physical exam, we could better determine is your implants are actually crossing the midline. Regardless, you have very large implants in place. When you have a large implant for someone with a small chest/body like you, the base diameter (width) of the implant will be very wide. This will mean that it spreads out over your chest and touches in the midline. If you are looking for a more natural appearance, I would suggests going with a smaller implant. 800 cc is very large and is going to really stretch your skin over time. A smaller implant will give you a more natural appearance. A smaller pocket will need to be created for a smaller implant and that can help adjust where the implant sits. If you have had 3 surgeries from the same person and have continued to be unhappy, perhaps consult with another plastic surgeon near your area to see what he/she has to offer. The best way to guide you is with a consult and physical exam. I wish you all the best,Dr. BlaggAustin, TX
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.