Breast Buddies
Hi and welcome to Breast Buddies Forum!

As a guest you're more than welcome to browse the forums and get information about breast augmentation surgery. We feel that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and all are welcome to have a look around! However some forums are hidden and some aren't available to guests, so you're more than welcome to join up and join in to fully take advantage of all the site has to offer.

Why Register?

• Keep up to date with the latest surgery news
• Chat to friendly girls who've been through the op
• See pictures of real life patients
• Get advice on implant types, sizes, shapes, placements and more
• Ask our resident BAAPS surgeons
• Get your own boob job diary and calendar events
• Get your countdown ticker to your special day
• Access members-only forums

Plus more... much more!

Use the buttons below to register or log in.

Thanks for visiting and talk you soon!

Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Colleenmac1234 on 25th February 2010, 10:30 pm

Hello everyone... I'm new here but am really happy to have found this forum because it seems like the best place to find people that have experienced something along the lines of what i am. Let me tell you my story... I had my BA in July 2007 with a private surgeon in Essex (where i live). The surgeon who was recommended to me by a number of people and i was completely happy with what we agreed after two consultations. I had 375cc Partial Unders taking me from a 32B to a 32DD/E. Well, it's now over two years on and i've noticed some slight rippling in the cleavage area on my right boob (this is something that has definitely just appeared as i've never felt it or seen it before) and my boobs seem to be slowly but surely getting closer and closer together. I remember the surgeon saying when i had my first post-op check up that they were quite wide for my frame and to make sure i keep and eye on them but this wasn't a problem at the time because they looked great, however, I'm now thinking that this is what has contributed to the symmastia occuring. When i wake up first thing in the morning there's a perfect gap but certain bras (and even sports bras) seems to squish them together which then raises the skin in the middle and by the end of the day it's slightly more raised away from my breast bone even without a bra on. It's not major but i know it's there and it's bothering the hell out of me...

I went back to see my PS in January to make sure the rippling wasn't anything to worry about (like a rupture) and he said it was fine and as long as it wasn't making me too unhappy then the best thing to do would be to leave it alone. He did however comment on the fact that my boobs/implants were very close together but we didn't go any further than that because at that time it wasn't an issue. Well, of course since then it's all i can think about (!!) and after doing some research online it's apparent that i have a mild case of symmastia (i didn't even know what this was until a month ago!). Re: the rippling, he mentioned that going from partial overs to complete unders would help and i'm kinda hoping that if this is what he wants to do it may help with the symmastia too because esentially it's creating new pockets which he could be very careful with! Perhaps changing from mod profiles to high or ultra high profiles will help also. I'll only know once i've spoken to him i suppose.

I have another appointment scheduled with him next Friday (5 March) which i'm going to discuss all my options re: revision surgey at. The surgeon was very happy to see me again and said in the January consultation that if anything that we'd discussed bothered me in the future to come back and see him so i'm quite enthuastic about him having solutions (fingers crossed). He is a breast reconstructive surgeon as well as a plastic surgeon so hopefully i'm in good hands.

God i feel like my post is all over the place and not very well written at all but hopefully it all makes sense!! I'm posting on here to hopefully get some feedback on other people having positive outcomes to these complications. Has anyone else experienced a similar thing? Please tell me i'm stressing myself out over something that can be fixed! It's honesly all i've been able to think about for the last month!

I thought it might also be helpful to track my journey on here for others - so that anyone else in a similar situation can follow!

Thanks for listening and any comments/advice will be gratefully received!

CM xx

Colleenmac1234
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 16
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Colleenmac1234 on 25th February 2010, 10:46 pm

Should probably also say that i'm due to go on hols on 12 June and am hoping to get something done to sort these problems asap. Does anyone have any idea on recovery time for this kind of revision surgery and, if i'm going to unders, do you think it's wise to have this change before my holiday? I understand they take a while to 'fluff' and i'm wondering if 2-2.5 months isn't long enough for them to settle?

Thanks again!

Colleenmac1234
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 16
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by nads on 26th February 2010, 8:05 am

Welcome to the forum, sorry you are having some problems. With regards to rippling, the only options to fix it are going smaller or putting on weight - or fat injections which only get reabsorbed.

With the symmastia, it is quite tricky to fix as internal sutures will be put in to hold down your sternum. I would say try not to wear push up bras after your revision - if you have one until it is completely healed (3-6 months)

Good luck with what you decide x

_______________________________________________




[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
avatar
nads
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 13463
Location : London

http://boobjobsupportforum.forumotion.co.uk/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by COOKIE on 26th February 2010, 9:26 am

So sorry you're going through this Colleen, sounds like you have a good surgeon so I'm sure he'll sort everything out for you. xxx

_______________________________________________
Hello and welcome to BJSF!

Please feel free to PM any of the BJSF team [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] with any problems or guidance you may need help with on the forum.  



[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

First BA 2006 460CCs CUIs. Ruptured 2009
Revision with full capsulectomy & uplift 410CCs CUIs 2009
Scar Revision with Lollipop Lift 2011
Scar revision resulting in heamatoma 2012
Capsular Contracture & Seroma 2014


If there's any typos in my post, please don't blame me, blame auto-correct on my Ipad - its VERY naughty!

avatar
COOKIE
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 28796
Location : North West England

http://Boobjobsupportforum.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Tonic28 on 26th February 2010, 9:36 am

Sounds like you are in good hands and you have an attentive, sympathetic surgeon....good luck with the outcome but I think Nads is right, weight gain or smaller implants for the rippling....

Welcome to the forum though!
avatar
Tonic28
BJSF Addict

Number of posts : 997
Location : UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Colleenmac1234 on 26th February 2010, 10:11 am

Thank you for your messages! Smaller implants would be ok if it gets rid of the rippling. I'm not too keen on putting on weight because, if anything, i'm trying to lose a few pounds for my holiday at the mo! It's weird though because i've not lost any weight for them to appear - they have seem to have come on their own. Perhaps it's a result of my skin thinning as i've got older? I was 21 when i had my BA and i'm now nearly 24.

With the symmastia i'm hoping it'll be slightly easier to fix than a worse case scenario because it's only a mild case. The skin only raised about a 1cm by the end of the day when i'm braless but i know it's there because i can push them together from the sides so the implants touch and this raises the skin further which i don't think i should be able to do. I'm trying not to wear push up bras or sports bras at the mo because i feel this is making it gradually worse. Ideally, if i switch to narrower implants, i'd like a definite gap of about 1-2 cm of flat skin against my chest bone.

Roll on 5th March - it really can't come quick enough. I've called today to see if i can get in sooner but i think my surgeon is on holiday until then! :( I'm really not sure what will happen re: cost this time round either. I'm fully prepared to pay for the whole thing again if needed but i've heard that Symmastia is a surgeon's error and, even if this isn't the case, the fact my implants width may have contributed to these problems is really the surgeons doing because he advised on what size and profile i should go with. I'll discuss all this with him (nicely of course!) and let you know how i get on.

Thanks everyone!! x

Colleenmac1234
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 16
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Tonic28 on 26th February 2010, 10:19 am

Who was your surgeon hun???

5th March is only next week, it'll fly by xx
avatar
Tonic28
BJSF Addict

Number of posts : 997
Location : UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by kay on 26th February 2010, 11:58 am

Sorry to hear about your troubles sweety xx

Fingers crossed for you on the 5th xx Hopefully your Ps will be able to sort this out for you quickly xx

Hug

_______________________________________________
BJSF on Facebook/Twitter
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]








avatar
kay
Global Mod
Global Mod

Number of posts : 6668
Location : london

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by sin_oli_x on 26th February 2010, 1:07 pm

hope it get sorted soon for u! hope your ok! xxx
avatar
sin_oli_x
Active BJSF Member

Number of posts : 104
Location : south wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Gayley on 28th February 2010, 3:10 pm

Hi Colleen...Sorry to hear about your problems...I can relate to this, not the symmas....but revision surgery anyway....
Im a month out now....I didnt pay a thing to have problems put right....and however tempting it may be, do not offer to pay for the re-do....a good sympathetic surgeon will foot the bill for this.....especially as your research has proven blame sits at his door.
My PS wasnt to blame with my problems, yet money was never an issue with him....my happiness in his words was ultimate, quite rightly too!! These op's aint cheap !! Good luck on the 5th.....stay strong....and remember, if it is was you suspect....He owes you xxx
avatar
Gayley
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 23
Location : North Wales

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Colleenmac1234 on 4th March 2010, 10:20 pm

Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm going to see my ps in the morning and can't wait! Will update u all when I get back :) x

Colleenmac1234
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 16
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by mum23boys on 5th March 2010, 7:26 am

Good luck today, hope it goes well.

x

mum23boys
BJSF Addict

Number of posts : 954
Location : Gloucestershire

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Colleenmac1234 on 5th March 2010, 4:33 pm

Hi everyone!! Great news today! The surgeon said i could go back and have smaller width implants put in, changing from moderate profile to high profile so i don't loose any of the projection, and this will help me 'gain' a gap in the middle. He said i didn't have symmastia as other people see it and it would be reatively easy to 'put right' (or get the look i want) with a change of implant diameter and minor pocket revision. I'm sooo pleased!! He was laughing with me because he said most people don't want a gap and here i am asking for one!! lol. Rearding the rippling, he said when he does a pocket change he will double over the pocket tissue on the cleavage area of my boobs (even though i've only got the problem in one he will do it for both sides) so that i am using my own tissue to give me and extra layer (instead of going for alloderm or sttatice which we also discussed) and therefore that will repair that issue also. He was very positive and knows exactly what i want after me taking a slide show of photos to explain what look i'm after (lol). Ahhh i'm so excited! Another good part is that i don't have to pay for the whole thing again... he said he would book me in for 'pocket revision surgery' which is not the same price as a whole new or re-augmentation and would put the new implants on standby as he normally does with any revision sugery (in case he opens up and there is a problem with the implants that wasn't known about prior to surgery) and this way they'd be cheaper than me paying for the hospital to get them in specially. He went into detail about how he doesn't believe some hospitals are acting right these days with regards to patients wellfare and how they're only interested in earning money which he doesn't believe is right as it's the patient's happiness which should come first and that really put me at ease that this is going to be affordable and it's the right thing to do. I hopefully won't have to stay overnight either which will save me over £1,000 because the hospital overnight fees alone last time were loads! Ahhh i'm so excited and pleased with how it went! Just waiting for my letter next week now to confirm the price and procedure and then i'll hopefully be booking in for sometime in April so that i'll have recovered fully for my holiday in June!! :) :) :)

It's a shame i can post photos on here to explain what i want and what i've got but hopefully that side of things will open up on my account soon!

Thanks for listening everyone!!! xxxx :)

Colleenmac1234
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 16
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by jojo75 on 5th March 2010, 4:41 pm

i bet your pleased you have such a nice surgeon, may i ask who you went with?
i hope you get a date quickly and don't have to wait long x

jojo75
BJSF Addict

Number of posts : 361
Location : peterborough

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Colleenmac1234 on 5th March 2010, 4:53 pm

I am really pleased and it seems like i was worrying about something that can be fixed! My mum, who came and sat with me listening to what we were both saying, is pleased too (and she's a big critic so if she's pleased that's a big step! lol).

I had it done at the Nuffield Hospital in Brentwood with Dr Niranjan and would recommend him to anyone thinking of having augmentation or re-augmentation/revision surgery. If anyone wants his number please PM me - i'd be happy to give it out!

xx

Cx

Colleenmac1234
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 16
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Colleenmac1234 on 5th March 2010, 5:00 pm

Also it turns out i didn't have partial unders like i thought... i had overs but behind the Fascia tissue to give me a slight layer cover the implant! Seems like i was so excited at my first consultation that i didn't really take much in at all (lesson learnt)! Not that this has caused me any problems because my revision isn't anything to do with that but i thought i'd mention it because what i said before was incorrect.

Colleenmac1234
Newbie BJSF Member

Number of posts : 16
Location : Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by alfie on 5th March 2010, 6:42 pm

Colleen thats fantastic news hun, you must be over the moon. Your surgeon sounds a real treasure.

xxx

alfie
BJSF Elite Member

Number of posts : 5838
Location : lancashire

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by COOKIE on 5th March 2010, 6:46 pm

So happy for you Colleen and April isn't long away at all, you'll be done and dusted and have nice new boobs in no time at all! xxx

_______________________________________________
Hello and welcome to BJSF!

Please feel free to PM any of the BJSF team [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] with any problems or guidance you may need help with on the forum.  



[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

First BA 2006 460CCs CUIs. Ruptured 2009
Revision with full capsulectomy & uplift 410CCs CUIs 2009
Scar Revision with Lollipop Lift 2011
Scar revision resulting in heamatoma 2012
Capsular Contracture & Seroma 2014


If there's any typos in my post, please don't blame me, blame auto-correct on my Ipad - its VERY naughty!

avatar
COOKIE
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 28796
Location : North West England

http://Boobjobsupportforum.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by bambi671 on 9th March 2010, 3:30 pm

That's a really good positive result, I can feel you're excitement through your text!

What do you have to pay then for your reop??
avatar
bambi671
Active BJSF Member

Number of posts : 162
Location : Cambridgeshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Grace on 12th March 2010, 4:35 pm

So great to hear that you are getting everything sorted and your surgeon sounds great
Lots of love
Grace
xx
avatar
Grace
BJSF Addict

Number of posts : 605
Location : Wiltshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Slight symmastia and slightly rippling

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum