Interested in breast augmentation - I'm just curious whether or not I'm a good candidate because of the concave chest.
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Breast Augmentation with Pushed -In Chest (Pectus Excavatum)
Breast Augmentation CAN and is done on petite women with chest wall anomalies and can be done with a custom implant on the pushed in side to raise the pushed in floor on which the implant sits making the sides more symmetrical but it truly depends on YOUR particular exam
Peter Aldea MD
Concave chest and breast augmentation
Concave chest and breast augmentation
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Thank you for your question. Breast augmentation with pleasant, proportional results can be done for patients with your issue. It may be time to meet with another board certified Plastic Surgeon for consultation and share your concerns/ goals. Unfortunately, the only way that you can expect to get meaningful recommendations will be with an examination in person.
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Pectus excavatum and breast augmentation?
Often, patients with pectus excavatum have medially sloped chest walls ( sloped towards the cleavage area); care must be taken during the breast implant pocket dissection to avoid the implants coming together too close in the sternal area.
Also, patients with pectus excavatum may have their nipple/areola complexes relatively medially positioned on their breasts; without intervention this inward leaning appearance of the nipple/areola does not improve with breast augmentation surgery.
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:
1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. For example, I have found that the use of know words such as “natural” or "C or D cup" etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. Again, the use of computer imaging has been very helpful during the communication process, in our practice.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery, after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers.
I would suggest that you meet with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons; asked to see lots of examples of his/her work. You may find the attached link, dedicated to breast surgery for patients with pectus excavatum, helpful to you as you learn more.
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Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
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