Summing Up Symmastia

Women considering breast enlargement owe it to themselves to learn about the potential complications of this procedure, even though the vast majority of women who choose breast implants are happy with their results. One of the complications you may have heard about is symmastia, and while it”s rare, it”s still important for women considering Seattle breast augmentations to understand how this condition can occur and what can be done to correct it.

What Is Symmastia?

Symmastia, also sometimes called synmastia, occurs when breast implants are positioned or have migrated too close to the middle of the chest. In some cases, the implants may actually touch. This complication may occur when a surgeon is trying too hard to create cleavage or has used implants that are too large for a patient”s body. In other cases, the implant pocket may become compromised, causing the implants to shift out of position. Symmastia may not be noticeable right after surgery. It sometimes may even take months for it to fully form and become noticeable.

How It Can Be Avoided

The best approach is to choose a skilled plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds (if not thousands) of breast augmentation for satisfied patients. This really is a case of “practice makes perfect.” If symmastia does develop following surgery, it is repairable, though generally the repair requires a second surgical procedure (implant revision). An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so do your homework upfront to find a talented surgeon.

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