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Implant Removal Due To Symmastia
Posted On: October 31, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Implant Removal
I was presented with a female who was looking to remove her breast implants. During the consultation, she expressed how her implants had changed in appearance over the years. I explained to her that she was experiencing a condition call symmastia, which is a rare occurrence. Symmastia is when the implants appear to merge, leaving no space between them. After determining that she would be a good candidate (tissue integrity and nipple-areolar complex in relation to the inframammary fold), we scheduled her explantation (removal of breast implants) surgery.
During the surgery, I made an inframammary incision and removed the breast implants. I then irrigated the pocket with antibiotic irrigant solution and placed a 7mm Jackson-Pratt® drain. The drains were placed for seven days; the patient was encouraged to wear a tight compression bra over the next six months to ensure proper healing.
As you can see by the 10-month post-op photo, she looks very natural, and her breast and nipples are balanced.
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