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Symmastia

Symmastia

Symmastia is a rare condition in which the breasts come together at the centre of the chest and merge together in a weblike manner. Symmastia can be a congenital condition (meaning that is occurs from birth) or can result from breast augmentation or other chest surgery. Sometimes referred to as a uniboob, correction of this condition requires surgical approaches that may not always be advisable
as the condition is known to return with time, and the corrective surgery itself can cause further scarring.

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Hi everyone, I am 23 and suffer from this problem also. Has anyone in the UK had surgery to repair it? If so what surgeon did you use and what we're the results like? I have had one consultation but the surgeon had never dealt with it before and seemed to think there was nothing wrong with my breasts, however it is still a really big problem to me and really gets me down so I would like to see a surgeon who has specialised in this.





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I am 17 and i was born with this. I didnt notice i had it till i was 14. I plan on getting the surgery when i can afford it. Its extremely irtitating and tends to make me a little self contious about my boobs.





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My Name is Milan im 17 years old and i was born with symmastia, i didnt notice until i was 16. its been a problem because i cant wear te right clothing and my boobs are like 34C. My breast are to big and i want to go under the knife for a reduction. I cant go braless because i dont like the feeling if things rubbing against my nipples, its the worst feeling in the world. my ex bf lovedy breast and i couldnt understand why . when i went braless my boobs were perky so ppl were amazed. But i just dont like the size of how big my breast are, and they look to close together in tight shirts .





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Congenital symastia is the worse thing a woman could have. I wish the doctor's would focus on ways to repair it cuz it's a very common problem that affect girls esteem





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I am an old woman with congenital symmastia. While my bra size changed from 34B to 36C due to weight gain that still keeps me within the normal BMI weight range, my breasts remain perky and if it were not for nipple see-through, I would rarely wear a bra. My advice for young people: I never knew that I had a uniboob until it became a matter of public mockery. Some things I have heard over the decades: from a roommate, "you have the most beautiful breasts I've ever seen" and another woman friend "I wish that I had your kind of cleavage." I never had the least bit of difficulty finding boyfriends none of whom ever noticed anything "wrong" with me and a husband. The only harm that has ever come from my unaboob was went a Pilates instructor showed her finger into the glandular tissue between my breasts and it hurt. Even she didn't notice that there was anything anatomically awry with me despite the fact that I wore low-cut leotards to my sessions with her. And so my advice is to consider your symmastia to be a normal variation and to get on with your life. When you're my age, you'll be happy that your natural support allows you to retain perky breasts!





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I also have this condition. I am now 17, but i noticed that something was different about my breasts about a year ago. I at times will like my breasts but at other times i feel very self conscious, especially when i am sitting naked and can see them fold over. It is nearly impossible for me to get normal cleavage and i am a 32dd so it is very confusing. This site has helped me realize that i am not alone and that i need to stop worrying about them so much





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At university I lived in a house of 8 girls and one of my housemates had symmastia and she has the best breasts out of the lot of us! We called them 'the monoboob' and she embraced the variation. Boys loved it/them! Rather than seeking surgery please try to accept variation and not let the media and silly articles like this make you feel abnormal and different. No single human body is the same and variation is good and interesting! I think embarrassing bodies sensationalises these natural variations and makes them into a problem where they needn't be. There was a similar ordeal over female genital appearance when on a show they advised a girl with slightly longer than average labia to go have corrective surgery. I have worked in sexual health and can assure you that vaginas/labia etc (and penises for that matter) come in millions of different shapes/colours/appearances. These body parts are intimate places that should be reversed for the eyes of people who you trust and will not judge! I hope this encourages some young women to embrace what you have and not worry about these minor issues. I am not belittling body confidence issues but just remember that it is in the mind and you can change your mindset!





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Thank you so much for this comment!!! I am also 17 and have mild symmastia (self diagnosed) but was feeling extremely self-conscious in a bra that I do not have the clearly defined space between my breasts as my friends do. But you have given me much confidence, so thank you again!

this really helped me :) thanks

Hi everyone my name is Brittany. I am 22 years old and live with congenital symmastia. I noticed just a few years ago that my breasts were different from others and since then I have been more than self conscious to say the least. My breat size is a 32E so it is very obvious when I am not wearin something that pushes them together. I have only shared this information with my best friend who made fun of me when I told her and compared them to "old lady boobs," so this post seems somewhat therapeutic for me. I must say I am a little discouraged at the lack of treatment options available but this site has brought me comfort knowing that I am not alone. I was wondering if there are any successful treatment options thus far? I believe I am the first to post from Canada so I am not sure if I have access to the same resources but I would still like to know what has worked or not worked. Thank you in advance!





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I've had 2 surgeries the first liposuction and the second internal stitches. While this hasn't fixed my boobs by any means I think there's been a definite improval. I have D/DDs so it's really noticeable for me too. I highly recommend wearing the thongbra after surgery (made specifically for people who suffer with symmastia) especially lipo. My doctor is fantastic and I know he hopes to get my boobs close to where I want them to be and I would love to keep you updated on my progress! You're definitely not alone in this. Good luck!!!

I also have this condition, I am now 60 years old, my boobs are still perky, which really annoys my friends, I spent most of my adult life without wearing any bra, thank the lord for women's lib! Underwired bras are a no no, but recently I have finally found comfortable full support bras in colours other than black, white and nude. At last I feel like I have some pretty underwear. I breast fed my children without any problems, so my advice to all you youngsters would be love what you have, search to find comfortable bras and the future will take care of itself.





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Hi everyone!!! So happy to see others out there who have gone through this! I'm 17 and I noticed I had symmastia a few years ago. A year ago I had liposuction in the middle which slightly improved it and in October of 2014 I had internal stiches placed which also helped but did not fix it. I have emailed with a doctor in California and I'm pretty sure that for me this isn't fixable. I have D/DDs so this is really noticeable for me. It looks much better now than it did before but the skin in the middle is still not stacked down and it's still noticable that I don't have "normal boobs". I've struggled with this a lot, with self consciousness and at times hatred of my body. After finally accepting that there's nothing else I can do I think I've come to accept it. I would love to talk to other people who have dealt with congenital symmastia since there's so few of us out there!!!





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