Pectus Excavatum Non-Surgical Options
A less invasive option is physical therapy and exercises to strengthen the chest muscles. This helps to improve posture, increasing chest expansion, and enhancing exercise capacity.
In the case of mild pectus excavatum in young patients, parents can treat it at home with a vacuum bell device. This non-surgical approach uses a rubber device in the shape of a bell connected to a pump.
The bell device is placed on the chest two hours a day. The pump sucks the air out of the device, creating negative pressure (a vacuum) that pulls the chest forward. Overtime (1-2 years), the chest wall should stay forward on its own.
These non-invasive options rely on the chest wall elasticity, gradually stiffening with age. They have been developed to alleviate the condition progressively, especially in young cases.
HOW IS PECTUS EXCAVATUM CORRECTED IN WOMEN?
In women, pectus excavatum is five times less common than in men.
Pectus excavatum in women affects breast development and produces very significant breast asymmetry. The corrective surgery manages to increase both self-esteem and body image.
For females, the potential resulting breast asymmetry can be partially or completely corrected by this procedure.
In 2015, the company’ Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’ carried out a study on 47 women who had undergone funnel chest correction in the same hospital from January 2010 to September 2013.
This surgery was performed in patients with pectus deformity and an average age of 35 years. The results suggest that neither previous nor simultaneous breast augmentation increased the risk of complications.
The authors recommended that cosmetic breast surgery be performed simultaneously as the correction of the pectus excavatum.
HOW MUCH PECTUS EXCAVATUM SURGERY COSTS?
Pectus excavatum surgery cost depends on the physical features of the patient and of the technique used in the surgery.
Without meeting the patient we don’t offer approximate prices as each patient is a different case. But we know that the economic factor is important when it comes to making a decision. Therefore, we offer the possibility for the patient to come to our facilities for a first, free, no-obligation visit.
You can consult with the surgeon regarding all your doubts and worries.
Based on your characteristics, we will offer the best solution for your Pectus excavatum surgery.
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