Breast Asymmetry & Thorax Deformity

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Breast Asymmetry & Thorax Deformity

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus Excavatum is one of the most common thoracic deformities. It is characterized by a malformation of the sternum in the form of funnel or sunken chest. The condition causes the sternum and the rib cage to grow abnormally leading to a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest.

In women, Pectus excavatum manifests itself in the form of breast deformity or asymmetry. Patients tend to demonstrate mainly psychological symptoms such as anxiety, embarrassment and limited capacity for activities. In more severe cases it may cause heart and/or respiratory problems.

Dr. Panayi, in an exclusive collaboration with AnatomikModeling, is able to provide an innovative, progressive and minimally invasive treatment to his patients. AnatomikModeling designs and develops custom-made implants that fit perfectly each patient’s anatomy for an optimally aesthetically pleasing result. The 3D custom-made silicone implants are computer-designed from a medical scan of each patient’s body. The implants are made in medical polymerised silicone and not as a silicone gel as it is the case for breast implants. There is therefore no risk of implant rupture or appearance of retractile fibrous shells, the implants are placed for life.

The surgery takes place under general anaesthesia and lasts in average 1 hour and presents minimal risks. The surgeon prepares the locus to the size of the implant after performing a 7-cm vertical median incision. The implant is deeply slipped into the locus under the muscle, so that it is completely invisible. The closing is made in 3 planes with absorbable intradermal stich. The duration of hospitalization is 3 days maximum.

The procedure offers excellent surgical outcomes with little pain which can be treated with simple analgesics. No post-operative care is required as stitches are resorbable. Follow‑up consultation sessions are always scheduled after the operation to ensure patients are recovering well and evaluate results.

An innovative company with international presence, AnatomikModeling, is the result of 10 years of research and development, in close collaboration with the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery of Rangueil Toulouse University Hospital and the Department of Thoracic Surgery of Larrey Toulouse University Hospital.

Poland Syndrome

The Poland Syndrome is a disorder which is characterised by the complete or partial absence of chest muscles, known as the pectoralis muscle resulting in abnormalities that can affect the chest, shoulder, arm, and hand. The extent and severity of the abnormalities vary among affected individuals. The defect often takes the form of a depression under the clavicula and in women by a breast asymmetry and nipple abnormalities. In most cases, the abnormalities in the chest area do not cause health problems or affect movement.

 

Dr. Panayi, in an exclusive collaboration with AnatomikModeling, is able to provide an innovative, progressive and minimally invasive treatment to his patients. AnatomikModeling designs and develops custom-made implants that fit perfectly each patient’s anatomy for an optimally aesthetically pleasing result. The 3D custom-made silicone implants are computer-designed from a medical scan of each patient’s body. The implants are made in medical polymerised silicone and not as a silicone gel as it is the case for breast implants. There is therefore no risk of implant rupture or appearance of retractile fibrous shells, the implants are placed for life.

During the operation Dr. Panayi, uses the implant to fill and replace the pectoralis major muscle, thus enabling the thorax to be symmetrical and, in women, the breast as well. It is set up through an axillary approach, so that the scar is almost invisible. The surgery takes place under general anaesthesia and lasts in less than 1 hour and presents minimal risks. The duration of hospitalisation is 3 days. The procedure offers excellent surgical outcomes with little pain which can be treated with simple analgesics. No post-operative care is required as stitches are resorbable. Follow‑up consultation sessions are always scheduled after the operation to ensure patients are recovering well and evaluate results.

An innovative company with international presence, AnatomikModeling, is the result of 10 years of research and development, in close collaboration with the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery of Rangueil Toulouse University Hospital and the Department of Thoracic Surgery of Larrey Toulouse University Hospital.

Breast Asymmetry & Thorax Deformity

Breast Asymmetry

The treatment of breast asymmetry caused by thoracic deformity such as Pectus Excavatum or Poland Syndrome should be targeted around the correction of chest malformation rather than the insertion of breast implants. Breast asymmetry correction can be achieved with the placement of a custom-made thoracic implant restoring balance. If required, breast implants can be placed after six months. Breast asymmetry correction needs to be carried out by an experienced surgeon able to successfully combine a combination of techniques that best suit each patient. Any breast implants that may have been inserted prior to the procedure may have to be removed.

Dr. Panayi, in an exclusive collaboration with AnatomikModeling, is able to provide an innovative, progressive and minimally invasive treatment to his patients. AnatomikModeling designs and develops custom-made implants that fit perfectly each patient’s anatomy for an optimally aesthetically pleasing result. The 3D custom-made silicone implants are computer-designed from a medical scan of each patient’s body. The implants are made in medical polymerised silicone and not as a silicone gel as it is the case for breast implants. There is therefore no risk of implant rupture or appearance of retractile fibrous shells, the implants are placed for life.

The procedure offers excellent surgical outcomes with little pain which can be treated with simple analgesics. No post-operative care is required as stitches are resorbable. Follow‑up consultation sessions are always scheduled after the operation to ensure patients are recovering well and evaluate results.

An innovative company with international presence, AnatomikModeling, is the result of 10 years of research and development, in close collaboration with the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery of Rangueil Toulouse University Hospital and the Department of Thoracic Surgery of Larrey Toulouse University Hospital.