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Would a breast reduction help a congenital symmastia?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 06 June 2014


I am a 30E cup size, and have congenital symmastia. From my research I can gather that liposuction would be the best way to cure this, but was uncertain as to whether a breast reduction would also help?

I know the condition is quite rare, so I was also wondering how much (if any) experience you had had in correcting it?

Lastly, I'm not turning 18 until September; would a consultation before I turn 18 be possible, and the surgery therefore soon afterwards?


Symmastia Is reasonably common in the context of larger cup sizes, although to a variable degree.

As you are highlighting, breast reduction is indeed an option to improve the cleavage area, and I have done a number of corrections of this type, although probably not more than 15-20, typically using breast reduction.

I would be happy to see you in consultation and advise before you are 18, but I would to require that you attend assisted by one of your parents. Surgery can take place after you turn 18, but I would caution you that there is some evidence that the breast size may still increase until about the age of 20, which can obviously influence the outcome of the operation.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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