Symmastia Case Study

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Symmastia This complication is extremely rare: It is often referred to as ‘kissing breast implants,’ ‘breadloafing’ or ‘uniboob.’ Symmastia occurs when there is no separation in the middle of the chest between the breast implants. When a woman experiences Symmastia, the skin on her sternum has lifted off of the bone. Thus, causing the implants to meet in the middle. This condition is painful and distorts the look of the breasts. The Solution Dr. Nina S. Naidu can correct this problem during a breast augmentation revision near Queens. If the breast implants were placed subglandularly, Dr. Naidu can create new pockets for the implants beneath the pectoral muscle. If the implants are already in the submuscular position, Dr. Naidu can move them into new pockets created above the pectoral…show more content…
The folds of the breast (infra-mammary and lateral) are markers when creating this pocket. Should either of these folds move, the implant can move as well. When fold malposition occurs, the implant is no longer in the desired position and a breast augmentation revision must be performed. The Solution To solve this problem, Dr. Nina S. Naidu can readjust the pocket and rebuild the folds to provide the implant with borders. Double Bubble If a woman has what is referred to as a ‘double bubble,’ her breast implants fall below her infra-mammary crease (where her breast and chest meet). A line will be visible along her lower breast. This makes it appear as if she has two breasts in one. Causes of double bubble include: poorly positioned implants; implants that are too large for the patient 's chest wall, which can cause the tissues supporting the chest wall to stretch, migrate or settle below the breast crease; tuberous/constricted breast deformity; scarring from previous breast procedures; and/or constriction of the mammary crease. The

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