The Etiologies of Chest Wall and Breast Asymmetry and Improvement in Breast Augmentation

Patients presenting for correction of breast and chest wall asymmetries may have undergone numerous thoracic procedures in early childhood and may have suffered profound psychosocial effects. Complex congenital syndromes as well as mild breast asymmetries should be carefully documented using objective measurements, photography, and 3-dimensional simulations when available. Shaped highly cohesive breast implants offer plastic surgeons more possibilities and precision by fine-tuning the gel distribution and specific volumes required to correct the hypoplastic elements. Long-lasting correction of asymmetry can be obtained when patients are not oversized, and care is taken to avoid visibility, palpability, and malposition problems.

Key points

  • Patients presenting for correction of breast and chest wall asymmetries may have undergone numerous thoracic procedures in early childhood and some may have suffered profound psychosocial effects.

  • Care must be taken to evaluate these patients using objective criteria and biodimentional principles. Long-lasting correction of asymmetry can be obtained when patients are not oversized, and care is taken to avoid visibility, palpability, and malposition problems.

  • Complex congenital syndromes often require a more comprehensive preoperative work-up, as well as a detailed history of any previous thoracic or breast procedures.

  • Patient education needs to be comprehensive, and patients should be encouraged to have realistic expectations and accept what can and cannot be corrected.

  • Shaped highly cohesive breast implants offer plastic surgeons more possibilities and precision by fine-tuning the gel distribution and specific volume required to correct the hypoplastic elements.

Only gold members can continue reading. Log In or Register to continue

Nov 21, 2017 | Posted by in Dental Materials | Comments Off on The Etiologies of Chest Wall and Breast Asymmetry and Improvement in Breast Augmentation
Premium Wordpress Themes by UFO Themes