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Chest Wall Anomalies
These conditions may be due to skeletal abnormalities, e.g. pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest), as well as muscular defects, e.g. Poland's syndrome. There may be more subtle forms of chest wall asymmetry caused by differences in breast volume and position e.g. Tuberous breast deformity, as well as asymmetry of the chest wall and ribs or thoracic skeleton such as scoliosis of the spine.
Reconstruction is tailored to the patient and the underlying condition and surgical options may include refashioning of the skeleton, muscle flap cover, or the use of prosthetic material to camouflage the defects.
In female patients, it is possible to camouflage small to moderate asymmetries of the chest region with the use of breast implants placed over the pectoralis major muscle. Silicone breast implants are made of form stable cohesive silicone gel which come in a huge range of width, height and projection profiles. It is possible to place implants of differing sizes to balance the breast volumes and skeletal diferences, and in so doing, correct the overall chest asymmetry. A range of cases is illustrated in the section below.
Please note Dr. Belt does no longer perform chest wall correction on male patients. If you require correction for male patients I would suggest you contact Dr. Paul Peters who is a cardiothoracic surgeon who may be able to assist you. His rooms contact number is 07 33682006.
Please contact Dr. Belt’s team for more detailed information and advice about your specific condition. Dr Belt is happy to conduct a telephone consultation with you prior to your appointment.
Chest Wall Anomalies Cases
- Pectus excavatum corrected by placing subfascial anatomical (teardrop) breast implants.
- Correction of Chest Wall Deformity using Bilateral Breast Augmentation
- Bilateral Correction of Inverted Nipples also performed
- Bilateral breast augmentation used to correct mild sternal depression.
- Patient also underwent correction of inverted nipples using nipple piercing technique.
- Poland's Syndrome corrected by placing subfascial anatomical (teardrop) breast implants.