Pectus excavatum is a deformity of the rib cage that causes a concave in the center of the chest. A breast augmentation with implants set in a wider position on the chest can decrease the appearance of a sunken chest wall for an instant confidence boost.
Is Breast Augmentation right for you ?
Fortunately, most women with pectus excavatum are excellent candidates for breast augmentation, but it is crucial to work with a plastic surgeon with experience in this specific condition. Only the most severe cases affecting the heart and lungs may be contraindicated for the surgery since the anesthesia could pose significant risks.
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will perform an extensive exam and take time to understand your goals and medical history to determine if this is the best procedure for you.
While breast augmentation does not correct a chest wall deformity, it can have numerous benefits for women with pectus excavatum, including:
Less noticeable center chest concave
Correction of breast asymmetries that are common with pectus excavatum
Fuller, more shapely breasts with more defined cleavage
Breasts that are proportionate to the rest of the body contour
Better fit to clothing & increased confidence
A patient care concierge will guide you through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During the consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create a personalized surgical plan. You will then be matched with a surgical coordinator who will walk you through each step of the preoperative process.
It is normal to experience soreness and swelling for the first two weeks following your breast augmentation. Pain relievers and cold compresses are typically used to ease these side effects during the early portion of the recovery process.
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.