Pectus Excavatum Breast Augmentation
I evaluated a young female in her twenties who was wanting to have a breast augmentation. During her consultation, she explained that her chest or breast area had a caved-in or sunken appearance. The abnormal formation she was describing of the ribcage or chest is called pectus excavatum, which is a Latin term meaning hollowed chest. After examining her and listening to her expectation, I explained that I perform surgeries often with patients that have pectus excavatum and that I would place the implant subpectorally, which would help reduce the width of the sunken area.
The video to the left is the pre-op marking of the patient. During the breast augmentation surgery, we agreed to use the Natrelle Inspira gel SCX 255 cc smooth round breast implants. I am very excited to share her post-op photo in about six weeks.
If you have this type of abnormal formation and are considering a breast augmentation, please ensure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. I believe it is absolutely essential that the surgeon has precise anatomical knowledge of the entire chest wall, including deformities such as pectus excavatum.