All women experience some type of asymmetry. While light, subtle differences between breasts are normal, Dr. Hovsepian is able to demonstrate how these subtleties may impact surgical planning to achieve your desired goals.
Chest and Breast Deformities in Poland’s Syndrome
Poland’s syndrome is characterized by variable underdevelopment of the breast, nipple, chest muscles, and ribs on the side of the body affected by this condition. Both men and women can be affected. In milder cases, the involved breast is generally smaller than the uninvolved breast and it may not be shaped normally. In more severe cases, the breast, nipple/areola and even the pectoralis muscle (large muscle of the chest), may be completely absent. In the most severe cases, the skeletal structure of the chest (ribs and breast bone) may also be affected.
Reconstructive surgery is commonly sought by both men and women affected with Poland’s Syndrome. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian performs innovative techniques to correct the associated chest and breast abnormalities.
Historically implants and muscle flaps are utilized in the treatment of people with Poland’s Syndrome. These reconstructive procedures may be an attractive option for patients affected by Poland’s Syndrome.