Implant Type for Pectus Excavatum?
- Asked by bman111 in cincinnati
- 2 years ago
Is there a better implant style (moderate plus or high profile silicone) to help correct a mild/moderate pectus excavatum? Does a bigger size help with the gap?
Pectus excavatum and implants
The size and profile of an implant to correct pectus excavatum depends on your physical exam and the severity of the deformity. There are procedures (the Nuss procedure) to correct pectus excavatum alone that do not involve placement of an implant. There are also implants that may be custom fitted to the measurements of the deformity. Different physicians practice different techniques to correct this disorder. I would visit at least 2 board certified plastic surgeons prior to committing to a surgical procedure. Good luck!
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