The normal appearance of breasts features a natural space between the breasts which is defined by a gentle fold, referred to as the medial fold. The medial fold separates the breasts, giving them shape, form, and what is often referred to as cleavage. Even if the breasts are naturally large in size or have been enhanced, there should be a degree of separation to give each breast definition.
Symmastia (also sometimes called synmastia) is a condition in which the breasts sit too close together or possibly even touch one another. It can occur following breast augmentation surgery if:
- The breast pocket created was made slightly too large
- The breasts have migrated out of their original position
- The fibrous tissue which creates the medial fold becomes weak or stretched
Symmastia can effect self confidence and self assurance. Symmastia is a condition which requires revision breast surgery and is often difficult to correct because of the delicate nature of the natural medial fold.
About Symmastia Repair
Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix (TM) provides your plastic surgeon with a tool to assist in supporting the repaired or newly created medial fold. Pieces of Strattice™ TM placed on the medial side of the breasts during revision surgery may reinforce existing weak or inadequate tissue to help provide additional support. This may assist your surgeon to support and hold the breast pocket in the desired location.
For more information on breast augmentation revision using Strattice™ TM, request information about the product.