Last week, a patient called in who said, “I have a bread-loaf breast and you have the solution.” I thought she had the wrong number at first. After listening for a bit, I realized she was referring to Synmastia, a possible complication following a breast augmentation procedure. Her implants had migrated toward the middle of her chest, creating what appeared to be a solid mass of tissue without separation or cleavage. Hence, the term “bread-loaf breast,” also referred to by patients as a “uniboob.”
She recently had corrective surgery. After the corrective procedure, her doctor recommended she wear a sports bra turned backwards. The T-back (now in the front) keeps the breasts separated during the healing process.
She had tried this for a few days and absolutely hated it. The top of the T-back came up so high on her neck that she had to wear a turtleneck to cover it up. Since she lived in Houston and it was mid-July, this was a problem. Turning to the Internet, she found our Sternum Compression Bra and me.
She ordered the product immediately. When it arrived the next morning, I got a phone call to let me know how much better she felt and how cute her husband thinks she looks. I could hear him in the background yelling, “NOT!”
Synmastia is a serious condition. If you undergo a corrective procedure, I recommend that you wear the proper postoperative bra for best results, not a backwards sports bra.