Based on your photos you do appeare to have a condition called symmastia You need to discuss this with your surgeon since this will need a surgical correction. Unfortunately nothing can be done for at least six months. This is the normal healing time. Going in and trying to do a secondary procedure while still healing from the first is usually going to only makes things worse You will most likely need a surgical correction with the replacement of the implants with a smaller size. Best of luck
Do I have uniboob? Or tenting?
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Breast Lift with Implants - Symmastia or Uniboob
Thank you for your question about
recovery from Breast Lift with Implants.
Based solely on the pictures you have provided, it appears that you have signs of symmastia, also referred to sometimes as uniboob. Large breast implants can present and increased risk for symmastia and other breast implant complications.
For specific questions about this and about your
recovery in general, it is best to speak directly with your doctor or doctor’s
representative – such as his or her nurse, or the physician on call for the
You will likely get many differing
opinions from members of the RealSelf Community, but they have not physically
seen or examined you. Nobody should know you or your unique set of circumstances
better than your doctor.
If you feel you are not being
listened to or you are doubting your doctor’s recommendations, then it is
certainly within your rights to seek a second opinion and get the advice from
another board certified physician. This should
be done through an in-person consultation with a thorough evaluation, including
a review of your history, review of all prior treatment and with a physical
Obviously, if you think that you
are having a medical emergency or other serious problem, you should call 911
and/or go to your nearest emergency room.
In the photos it does look like you have a symmastia. You should discuss treatment with your surgeon. Best of luck.
From your photographs, it does appear that you have synmastia. Synmastia is when the two breast pockets made for the
implants connect to each other. This will produce a tunnel connecting the two
implants across the chest wall that is sometimes noticeable as skin pulling
away from the breastbone. It is best diagnosed in person by squeezing on one
side and seeing if the implant passes through this tunnel towards the opposite
side. It seems to be more common when implants are placed on top of the muscle
rather than below because, the muscle coming off the ribs, is further away from
where the breastbone starts. When some attempt at making a wide breast space
narrower is made, this may result in the pockets being very close to each
other, such that with time and the pressure of the underlying implant, a tunnel
is created between the pockets. In my experience, attempts to repair this with
simple suturing techniques have failed. I've seen many a patient after these
attempts with little depressions in the skin that are very hard to correct. The
best correction involves either making a new pocket under the muscle and on top
of the old capsule or creating a flap of breast capsule and suturing it to a
piece of non stretchable material such as pigskin that we call Strattice. I
would recommend that you go back to your operating surgeon to discuss these
possibilities based on his or her examination. Good luck.
Do I have uniboob? Or tenting?
Hi. What does your surgeon say? have you shared your concerns? You need for all of the swelling to subside before making a final assessment. However, based on the photos you uploaded, symmastia or uniboob is the diagnosis. Give it time, and go back to your surgeon if it persists and see what opitions you are offered to correct. Good luck. Dr. PG