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Synmastia Surgery – In patients who have had breast implant surgery where the implants are too close to the center of the chest, there can be loss of the desired cleavage, giving the breasts an abnormal appearance. This condition is sometimes referred to as “bread loafing” but technically, it is known as synmastia.

In the most extreme cases, it can almost appear as if the patient just has one breast (the so-called “uniboob”). Dr. Handel has a special interest and a great deal of experience in correcting synmastia. Typically, the condition arises because the original operating surgeon was too aggressive in dissection of the pocket for insertion of the implant. The tissues have been excessively detached from the underlying breastbone (sternum)…

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