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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Pectoral Implant in Male Poland Syndrome

Background: Poland syndrome is a well known congenital chest deformity typically affecting only one side of the body. It is most commonly characterized by underdevelopment of the pectorals muscle with a higher and often smaller nipple-areolar complex. They are many other potential anatomic abnormalities such as anomalies of the rib cage and the ipsilateral upper Read More…

Technical Strategies – Funnel Insertion Technique for Pectoral Implants

  In some ways pectoral implants are the male equivalent of the female breast implant. While the enhanced anatomic structure is different (muscle vs breast mound), the surgical placement of the implant needed to do so is largely the same. Both pectoral and breast implants are placed in the submuscular plane underneath the pectoralis major Read More…

Custom Pectoral Implants in the Treatment of Poland Syndrome

Poland syndrome is a well known chest wall deformity that always has some degree of underdevelopment of the pectoralis muscle. With the muscle deformity displacement of the nipple superiorly usually occurs as well potential underlying ribcage abnormalities. Many variations in the expression of Poland syndrome occur with other potential deformities of the shoulder, arm and Read More…

OR Snapshots – Pectoral Implant Replacements

Pectoral implants are an effective technique in men for augmenting the shape and size of the pectoralis major muscle. Inserted into the subpectoral plane through a high axillary incision, the chest can be augmented with minimal to no visible scarring. With today’ wide range of implant styles and sizes, many men’s chest augmentation needs can Read More…

Avoiding Common Male Pectoral Implant Complications

The enhancement of the male chest has some obvious differences from that of the female chest. In women the goal is to make a larger mound that sits on top of the muscle. Conversely in men, the goal is to enhance the size and projection of the deeper pectoralis major muscle. As a result the Read More…

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