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Pectus Excavatum Breast Augmentation

Posted On: November 18, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast topics

Pre-Op Photo

Pre-Op Photo

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 surgeonI believe it is absolutely essential that the surgeon has precise anatomical knowledge of the entire chest wall, including deformities such as pectus excavatum.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder and learn more about breast augmentation surgery, call our office at 310-275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.