Skin in cleavage is lifted "tenting" (Photo)

I'm 14 weeks (3months) 360cc over the muscle implants and I really HATE how my skin in the middle of y chest is lifted.. I'm very insecure about it and I hate showing my cleavage because it looks like almost one boob. I spoke with my surgeon and he is no help, he told me this is what all women want close cleavage but okay me too but with out the damn lifted skin.. I'm really hoping this goes down. Could my implants be to wide for me?

Doctor Answers 3

Skin in cleavage is lifted "tenting"

Thank you for your question and photographs and I am sorry that your current results have not been what you anticipated.  Though nothing replaces an in-person examination it appears that you have a separation between your breasts and it is unlikely that you have synmastia taking place.  I know that waiting is difficult but allow your results at least three more months to mature to see if the tented skin resolves.  If it does not then a more narrow implant is likely needed to help minimize this appearance.  

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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You do have  defined cleavage plane and do not look like you have symmastia.  You have some tenting which may improve with some more time.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Cleavage too close

 In the absence of synmastia which cannot be always diagnosed from a photo, the only way to correct her cleavage and not have tension placed on it is to have a less wide and less towards higher profile breast implant. From your photographs preoperatively, what I see postoperatively is a magnification of cleavage that is very close. You might want to consider a smaller, less wide and flatter breast implant. Good luck.

Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

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