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    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. Read more →

    started to notice i had weird boobs when my friend pointed it out.I have been doing research sand i have congenital symmastia. does insurance cover this procedure ? I'm sick of my uniboob:/





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    I have symmastia. I realized I had it about a year or two ago when I was about 12 or 13. I noticed my boobs were a little off when I noticed they didn't really seperate in the middle and my sister pointed it out to me. I looked up uniboob and found I had symmastia. I am very embarrassed by it and self conscious and wish I could get it fixed.





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    Wow this is good to know. I didn't know that my connected breasts were a congenital anomaly affecting less than 200,000 women in the U.S. (dunno about worldwide). Well, cheers to the rest of you who have it. I wouldn't mind having it corrected as well. Good luck to everyone else whether you have the uniboob corrected, or not. :)





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    My name is Jessica and I have this condition. I've never had surgery so I guess I was born with it. This has been something I have struggled with since I was 11 years old when I grew pretty fast. I didn't think it was a big deal until kids started calling me names and being really mean to me about it. They tormented me until I was out of school and I still hear people talk about it. It hurt to be called a freak and uniboob and lots of other horrible names. My condition stood out because I was 125 pounds with size 30dd breast. I have never been able to wear a comfortable bra that didn't hurt or stab me, or a bathing suit for that matter. It's also very painful due to the blisters in the middle and the back pain. I really don't even care if I have small Boobs, in fact I would preffer it. I just want to be able to love the way I look and feel comfortable for once. I really need help!





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    Hi Jessica, I work with a Plastic and Reconstructive doctor in Chevy Chase Maryland. His training in phenomenal. We have come across this several times and have been able to fix this successfully. We have a 16 year old girl on the schedule for this correction next week. Dr Jules A Feledy is his name, and his is the best trained surgeon for this in the Maryland and DC area.That is the type of doctor that you need. I am not sure where you live, but if you are close to the DC area, we are happy to see you. If not, please look for a Plastic and Reconstructive doctor. Hopefully with the proper training, they can help you.

    Thankyou very much for responding. I live in Atlanta ga so not close unfortunately. My biggest issue is how much the procedure will cost. I'm not sure how much, but I know it will not be cheap.

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    Am I the only person who wishes the summer was over? I get so down when I have to wear a bathing suit that accentuates how mismatched my breasts are. A few weeks back while camping with friends, I wore my usual tight sports bra to hide my lopsidedness, which results in a uniboob that is flat on one side. On top of that I wore a tee shirt all the time and everyone kept asking why since I was clearly sweating in the heat. My husband said I was being ridiculous and no one would notice, which made me feel even worse. So the next weekend when we went to the beach I wore a bikini and didn't pad my flat side. It was so obvious that my large breast was hanging out of the cup while the other side had nothing in it. Even my husband had to admit that people did do a double take while staring right at my chest. Instead of feeling vindicated, I only felt more ashamed that I was right about how deformed I look if I don't hide or bind my breasts.





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    Awww.Diane, :( this sounds like a mirror image of myself. I'm 25 years old and ever since I was 16 have had uneven breasts. My left one has a nipple which semi-points down and is about a C cup, my right one is nice looking however it is a triple D cup. So, BIG difference.I'm sick and tired of stuffing my left side of my bra with a gel implant. & not being able to wear certain clothes or even bathing suits because of this. I went to the beach with my family for the fourth of July and had to wear a black tank top over my bikini with the gel implant because it was STILL so noticable. I Felt like such a loser. When everyone else could run around in there bathing suits and swim without worring if the gel implant would fall out and float in the water like it has before. It effects all of my relationships because I don't want to admit I have a deformatiy. I can't afford plastic surgery to get this fixed because I know it will be much much more than I can get loaned to be right now. So, I just have to try to forget about it until I get dressed. It's all good until a guy wants to check you out or your girlfriends don't understand why you don't want to go swimming with them. Anyways, don't feel ashamed. Learn to accept it and be happy that there is hope. IT CAN BE FIXED. It just takes some time for some people. But it's better than having a terminal illness that cannot. It took me a long time to really understand that. Keep your chin up, all of you beautiful ladies

    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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