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Summer buese
one month ago
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Congenital symmastia pinellas county

when I was a baby I had 3 heart surgeries so I don't know if that's why I have symmastia or if I was born with congenital symmastia.. I need to know who can fix this so when I have the money I can go to someone that knows what they're doing I've been calling around and can't seem to find a surgeon that can help me.. preferably in pinellas county

Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery
Type: Question

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Farid Mozaffari
ASPS Surgeon

More than likely this is the results of your previous surgeries. Most board certified plastic surgeons should be able to correct this for you. Just make sure that when you check their credentials, that they are board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. You can find well qualified plastic surgeons on this website under Find A surgeon link on top of the page. Best of luck to you.

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Omar Beidas
ASPS Surgeon

This is a common problem that likely resulted from your surgery. I recommend you look up a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with this. I have done a few of these and they are challenging but patients are generally happy afterwards. Best of luck!

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Omar Beidas
ASPS Surgeon

This is a common problem that likely resulted from your surgery. I recommend you look up a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with this. I have done a few of these and they are challenging but patients are generally happy afterwards. Best of luck!

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David Halpern
ASPS Surgeon

This type of synmastia is a result of your previous surgery. Loss of normal muscle or soft tissue attachments have been detached thus allowing your breasts to move abnormally towards the midline. this is a difficult problem which must be fixed by attaching a resorbable mesh (Galaflex) from your chest muscle or fascia to the ribs to allow the skin to have a sharper medial border. Some people use transcutaneous sutures to assist with this molding for several days only much like an external web to help this to occur. The creation of a usually natural fold, which has been damaged in previous surgery, can be difficult and may take multiple surgeries. This is not for the inexperienced surgeon.

Dr. David Halpern

Tampa, FL

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Karol Gutowski
ASPS Surgeon
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I have fixed these cases and it can be done as an out patient procedure. Please contact me if interested.

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