Chest Deformities

Chest Deformities. There are many deformities and anomalies of the breast and chest. Poland syndrome is a complex malformation as a result of a lack of development in the main chest muscle (pectorals major). The causes are unclear. In general, there is a unilateral partial or total absence of the pectorals major muscle and the mammary gland. The nipple is usually present and developed. The classical Poland syndrome is often accompanied by an anomaly of the hand and a possible kidney defect on the affected side. This is not essential for the diagnosis. In contrast, it refers to the Amazon syndrome, the exclusive lack of the mammary gland, despite the presence of the pectoralis muscle. The name goes back to Greek mythology, it is said, that they cut the breast of the women so she could better handle a bow and arrow. Both forms of error can be corrected by the implantation of a silicone implant.

This is possible even in the tubular breast deformity. Using special surgical techniques, the existing tubular breast tissue is dissected, spread and lined with a silicone implant to reconstruct the breast shape. It is possible that supernumerary nipples can develop. In this deformity, referred to in medicine as polythelia, remnants of the so-called mammery glands that have not degenerated during embryonic development. They have no clinical significance, but they can, if they are felt to be aesthetically displeasing, be easily removed. A correction of inverted nipples is also possible with a relatively small operation.

Additional breast tissue (referred to as Mamma or accessorial polymasty) may be present at other points, often near the armpit. This can cause discomfort during your period. In this case, surgical removal is recommended. This reliably eliminates any discomfort.

A typical deformity of the chest is pectus excavatum. In the case of respiratory or heart malfunctions, a custom built silicone implant can be moulded to correct the aesthetic problem.

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