Can I Get Breast Implants if I Have Pectus Excavatum?

Yes! But it depends on the degree of the condition (mild, moderate or severe). In many cases, however, breast implants for pectus excavatum, a congenital condition that results in a sunken depression in the chest, can add symmetry and fullness to their breasts.

What is Pectus Excavatum?

People are affected by the condition in various ways. Pectus excavatum causes an abnormal rib cage development, resulting in a sunken breastbone. Severe cases can even have an impact on health, affecting the lungs and the heart and making exercise difficult.

Sometimes referred to as “funnel chest,” the concave chest appearance can result in a negative sense of self and increased insecurity. For some women, breast augmentation is an option that can help to make the caved in appearance less obvious.

What to Consider With the Procedure?

With any type of plastic surgery, there are several things to consider beforehand. And getting breast implants for pectus excavatum is no exception. In fact, due to the disorder even more care and consideration should be taken.

Three Things to Think About:

Implant Size: Due to the concave direction sternum/breastbone, breasts will tend to aim inwards at each other. Because of this tendency, extremely large implants are not advisable as they could even touch, or accentuate the appearance of the condition.

Degree of the Condition: Each surgery will need to reflect the amount concavity and the degree of the condition, relating to the optimal placement and position of the implant.

Subpectoral or Periareolar: Referring to the type of incisions during the procedure: under the pectoral muscle (subpectoral) or just below the lower half of the areola (periareolar).

Skillful Approach for Optimal Results

While more attention to detail may be required, a skilled plastic surgeon can review your options and help to diminish the appearance of pectus excavatum with breast implants. Dr. Sherman has helped many women with varying degrees of this condition add symmetry and fullness to their breasts, while restoring their confidence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.