• Pectus Excavatum Surgery (Sunken Chest) in Spain

PECTUS EXCAVATUM (SUNKEN CHEST) SURGERY IN SPAIN

Pectus Excavatum syndrome (also called Sunken Chest or Funnel chest) is a congenital deformity of the rib cage which causes a sunken chest in the area of the sternum.

Many patients travel to Spain to undergo a Pectus Excavatum surgery with 3D implants from Anatomik Modeling.

With this advanced new technique it is possible to create a custom-made implant based on the chest deformity. The implant can be reshaped and adjusted in situ during the surgery so that the contours are noticed as little as possible.

Pectus excavatum (sunken chest) surgery requires a surgeon with wide experience and who is at the forefront of the most advanced techniques.

PECTUS EXCAVATUM SURGERY IN SPAIN. WHY CHOOSE DOCTOR JESÚS BENITO FOR YOUR SUNKEN CHEST SURGERY?

Antiaging Group Barcelona is the only centre of reference in Spain for Anatomik Modeling.

Pectus excavatum (sunken chest) surgery using custom-made implants is a personalised, safe and easy surgery which avoids open chest surgery and its possible complications.

With more than 20 years of experience, Antiaging Group Barcelona is the leading clinic in Spain in pectus excavatum surgery.

40% of the patients who come to the Antiaging Group Barcelona are men.

Doctor Jesús Benito Ruiz is a recognised authority in Spain in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

FAQs about Pectus Excavatum surgery using custom-made ‘AnatomikModeling’ implants:

Pectus excavatum (also called sunken chest) is a congenital deformity of the rib cage which causes a sunken chest in the area of the sternum. The sternum is sunken and the chest has a concave appearance. It is more common in men and affects 1 in every 700 people. It is one of the most common malformations of the chest, it is without a specific cause and it has a strong heredity component. Sometimes it is associated with other deformities such as scoliosis or Poland syndrome.

These malformations of the chest not only cause aesthetic and psychological problems but can also have consequences on the correct functioning of the pulmonary system.

Until a few years ago, for the treatment of pectus excavatum, the NUSS procedure (a bar is placed inside the chest to lift up the thorax) or the Ravitch procedure (to surgically raise the sternum removing the costochondral joints) was usually used. The problem is that these interventions could cause significant complications such as cardiac perforation, pleural effusion, and erosion of the pulmonary vessels, infections or displacement of the bar.

Currently, the plastic surgeons at Antiaging Group Barcelona (Spain) offer a safe and definitive method for patients with pectus excavatum. The company AnatomikModeling creates a custom-made implant based on the thorax deformity using a CT (CAT) scan. The implant covers and adapts to the entire defect and is implanted using the technique of professor Chavoin (world renowned pioneer in Anatomik Modelling implants).

The advantages of this surgical technique for patients with pectus excavatum (sunken chest) are the following:

  1. Customized and personalized surgery according to the existing deformity.
  2. Soft but solid silicone material, which a feel like that of the sternum (chest bone) and definitive.
  3. The edges of the implant adapt to the defect and are also covered by the musculature.

The operation for pectus excavatum using AnatomikModeling implants lasts about 45 minutes. Physical exercise is to be avoided for 8-12 weeks according to the size of the implant.

The technique can be carried out alone or combined with other treatments (breast implants, fat transfer, pectoral implants) according to the needs of the patient.

The great advantage of the correction of this type of deformities of the thorax by means of surgery using silicone implants is that it is a safe and easy intervention which avoids open chest surgery and its possible complications.

The team of plastic surgeons at Antiaging Group Barcelona (Spain) is the only Spanish centre of reference for AnatomikModeling. Doctor Jesús Benito’s team has received theoretical and practical training on the computerized construction of 3D implants and the distinct intervention techniques.

Yes, it is possible. Until now, the options that were offered to patients with pectus excavatum were the use of standard breast or pectoral implants, fatty tissue grafts or custom-made silicone implants formed using external moulds.

Fortunately, new technology allows us to improve the results of patients with these types of malformations. For patients who have already had an operation for pectus excavatum or Poland syndrome, one of the great advantages of the AnatomikModelling implant is that the prototype is made using the CT (CAT) scan images which by using computer engineering reconstructs the defect in 3D, which is still there despite having an implanted prosthesis. Until now, the reconstruction of the defect could not in many cases be complete, but with these moulds developed using computer-aided design the defect is filled in a way that is almost perfect.

Each case is unique and special and needs a prior evaluation to decide if the re-operation is really worthwhile and which scar to do it through and where exactly to place the implant. For all of this, we recommend a consultation with pectus excavatum specialist team at the Antiaging Group Barcelona (Spain) clinic to be able to offer the best option.

Pectus excavatum becomes more evident in adolescence due to the significant growth in bone and cartilaginous tissue. It is at this stage of adolescence that it is recommended to carry out this intervention of funnel chest (sunken chest or pectus excavatum) to mould the structures before growth has finished, as when it is stable, reconstruction is more difficult.

How much does pectus excavatum surgery cost?

This is one of the first questions that our patients ask. Pectus excavatum (sunken chest) 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. The patient can consult with the surgeon regarding all their doubts and worries. Based on the characteristics of each patient, we will offer the best solution for each case.

Book an appointment with Pectus excavatum specialist team to analyse your case and offer you the best solution.

The first visit is free and without obligation.

You can contact us on WhatsApp or Viber at +34 657 460 421.

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Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito

Antiaging Group Barcelona

Ronda del General Mitre, 84, 08021 (Barcelona, Spain)

Nearest Metro Stations: Les Tres Torres / La Bonanova

Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito
Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito

Antiaging Group Barcelona

Ronda del General Mitre, 84, 08021 (Barcelona, Spain)

Nearest Metro Stations: Les Tres Torres / La Bonanova

Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito
Cosmetic and plastic surgery in Spain | AGB | Dr Jesús Benito