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Anonymous TX
one year ago

Should I consult and consider it?

I was born with Turner's syndrome; No ovaries and missing one of my X chromosomes. due to no hormones, I developed VERY minimal breast tissue. I started hormone replacement at 13. I have been losing weight over the last 2 years and have become more aware of really how little breast tissue I have. I know the concerns but need opinions. I want to feel better. Just a C cup.

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: Frisco, TX

Replies 5

Armando Donati
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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Hello good evening!

It will be a pleasure to guide you.

To give you greater precision in the most appropriate conduct, it is necessary to evaluate yourself either personally or by images, front and profile, and that you give us a brief summary of your physical habits, such as sports and work, in order to define the most appropriate technique.

Here in Argentina we are used to harmonizing breasts like yours with 2 possible surgical techniques. Breast augmentation with retro muscular or ergonomic prostheses in the subfacial space.

I await your response to complete my suggestion to your query.

Samir Shureih

Turner syndrome is a very complex issue and can involve several organ systems. Probably by now you know all that and you have seen many specialties.

Best is to discuss the breast surgery with your team of doctors before deciding on surgery. Turner syndrome patients have wide chest with laterally placed nipples. Discussion and examination with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, as well, and your expectations of the final results is recommended.

Cardiology clearance and other specialties as needed. Your safety is of ultimate priority.

Richard Bosshardt
ASPS Surgeon

Dear Anonymous TX, Excellent answers by both Dr. Donati and Dr. Shureih. If either is near you, I would go see them. Your first step is to consult a plastic surgeon member of ASPS, as all of them are board-certified in the specialty. The discussion should include your goals, and a thorought discussion of the pros and cons of breast augmentation. Don't hesitate to seek a second opinion; not all surgeons agree on the same recommendation for any one patient and yours is an unusual situation. I wish you well. R. Bosshardt

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

With the little information that we have it is not possible to give an opinion other than yes, it is possible to reconstruct your breasts. There are many possible ways to do this and what you need is a consult with a board certified or eligible ABPS surgeon. You are in Frisco which is right next to Dallas. There are a multitude of ABPS surgeons in the area including Frisco. Start by making an appointment with someone close to your home.

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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Breast reconstruction and implantation in Turner's syndrome need full physical examination and laboratory test for the further health condition because your anatomical breast shape different from normal breast. If you need more advice please kindly send more information and photos for further evaluation.


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