im thinking about going 450cc HP, if i push on the skin in between my boobs, it kinda springs back at me, im just worried that if i get a boob job i will get symmastia! is this preventable at all?
I Naturally Have Close Cleavage, Will I Get Symmastia if I Get a Boob Job? (photo)
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You have cleavage that is close. I would recommend sub-muscular placement of the implants to minimize the potential for symmastia. You should be aware that with the postoperative swelling it may initially appear that you do have symmastia.
Breast enlargement and Close Cleavage aka Symmastia
Yes. This is how to prevent Symmastia.
- Measure your chest width
- Select an implant width less than your chest width
- At surgery, not go beyond the sternum (breast bone)
- Use gel implants (softer than saline.)
Symmastia is a condition in which the breast implants touch, that is, the pockets where the implants were placed have connected. The breasts, which in your case are fairly close and create a natural cleavage, will be stretched over whatever implants are placed underneath them. As long as appropriate size and shape implants are chosen, and the surgeon is well-versed in breast augmentation, you should have no problems. Good luck and fare well.
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Correction of this problem may involve using different implants such as textured, a smaller size, or a smaller base and placing the implants in a new pocket. On occasion, this may require surgery in more than one stage to allow the tissues to heal and then place the implants. If the implants have been placed above the muscle, converting them under the muscle frequently will help and, again, the use of a dermal substitute may be required for additional support if the tissues are thin. The techniques of capsulorrhaphy and neopectoral pockets may apply here as well.
Symmastia is not a risk just because you have a tight cleavage
Not if it is performed correctly
Thank you for your question.
In regards to symmastia, it is not a very common complication. For ease of mind, I would recommend discussing this in further detail with your board certified plastic surgeon in order to determine which implant and placement would minimize the potential risk the most.
Dr. Sam Speron
Breast Augmentation and Symmastia
Symmastia, breast implant displacement - malpostion risks can be minimized with preoperative planning, intraoperative technique and post procedure management.
The risk of developing symmastia is very low. Placing implants in a subglandular plane probably increases the risk a bit. Good luck.
Second response to your question for symmastia in breast augmentation
As long as the pockets for the implants are prepared appropriately by the plastic surgeon, then you probably won't get symmastia.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery. I hope this helps.
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