I’m proud to be a co-author in what is the lead-article in the most prestigious plastic surgery journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Symmastia is when the breast implants are too close together, often lifting the skin off of the breast bone, so that the two breasts seem to join in the center, leading to the often-used term, “uni-boob.”  It can be a very difficult problem to fix, and this new method is a powerful new tool to help these patients.  It originates from a technique developed by Per Heden of Stockholm for putting anatomically shaped implants into large pockets that previously had a round implant.  Scott Spear and Pat Maxwell started using this technique in the United States.  I saw Scott present a case using this technique for symmastia, and then started using it myself.  I ended up doing a number of these cases, so we collaborated together to write this paper.  Take a look here to se the first patient I fixed with this technique: https://www.drteitelbaum.com/gallery/breast/breast-revision/


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