Symmastia – also commonly referred to as ‘uni-boob’ – is a rare condition where the breasts come too close to the midline over the breastbone which causes a weblike appearance.
There are two causes for symmastia:
There are groups of women who have a higher chance of having iatrogenic symmastia. These include women who:
Symmastia can be detrimental to your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious. The best way to resolve it is through symmastia correction surgery.
Symmastia correction is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.
Symmastia correction is suitable for those who:
You will have to be over 18 years old before you can be considered for symmastia correction. You will also have to make sure you are at a fairly stable weight before you will be considered for symmastia correction.
Symmastia correction will vary depending on how the condition was caused, whether it is congenital or iatrogenic. Symmastia repair differs from a breast reduction as it is not reducing the size, but rather altering the structure of the breasts.
Symmastia can be a difficult condition to treat, and in some cases, it may even recur. Symmastia correction aims to create the gap between the breasts.
There are numerous ways symmastia correction can be performed, and it is generally considered easier to treat iatrogenic symmastia.
The procedure involves:
The exact procedure will vary from person to person, as each person’s symmastia will present differently.
After the surgery, the patient will be instructed to wear a t-back sports bra for at least two months to aid with the recovery and to assist in stabilising the corrected area. Following your revision surgery, you should be able to see immediate results in the appearance of your breasts. You will be recommended to wear a compression bra for the first few days following your surgery to help reduce swelling and discomfort.
Within a few weeks time, your breasts should have a naturally symmetrical placement of the breastbone on each side, giving a more defined cleavage with improvement in the appearance of your breasts.
Are you interested in symmastia correction? Contact Centre for Surgery to find out more.