At Southwest Breast & Aesthetics, our plastic and reconstructive surgeons consult with female patients for correction of Poland Syndrome.
This condition is a rare congenital birth defect, where one side of the chest is missing the pectoral muscle, and breast tissue. At our practice in Phoenix, AZ, we can discuss all of your options in reconstructive surgery whether you just want a pectoral implant, or a full reconstruction of one or both breasts for symmetry. Come to your consultation prepared to discuss your health history, current health, your aesthetic goals for surgery, and any questions you may have in regards to the risks and benefits of each procedure. Our plastic surgeons will do their best to create the most natural chest and/or breast shape that is realistic for your body type. Call today and schedule your consultation appointment.
Our Phoenix plastic surgeons recommend that young girls with Poland Syndrome need to wait until after breast development to get the best outcomes from reconstructive surgery, and wear a prosthetic breast until then. Once the breasts are fully developed, women with Poland Syndrome can consult with a plastic surgeon to correct their uneven chest and breasts through various breast reconstruction techniques, such as an implant with a latissimus dorsi flap or autologous reconstruction free tissue transfer. For a more natural result, we recommend the DIEP, PAP, or LTP flap reconstruction.
Depending on the type of procedures you have for correction of Poland Syndrome Pheonix patient's recovery can last between 1 – 6 weeks or more. Your plastic surgeon and nursing staff will discuss potential risks or complications of your breast surgery before the operation. It is extremely important to learn proper wound care, as infection can be a problem if aftercare and follow-up treatments are not followed. This could cause abnormal scarring in the incision area.
Your reconstructive surgeon can personalize your treatment and surgical procedures to your own needs and aesthetic goals. In this section, we can discuss two of the commonly used surgeries performed in Poland Syndrome correction. Each patient will discuss the right surgery and procedures best suited for their body with one of our doctors.
Using the patient’s own belly fat and skin, called a DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flap reconstruction, the surgeon can recreate a breast. If the patient does not have enough abdominal tissue to use, the surgeon may suggest a different procedure, or take the tissue from another part of the body.
Nipples can be recreated from the surrounding tissue with areola tattooing, or the entire nipple areolar complex can be tattooed with an advanced 3-D technique available at our plastic surgery office.
Using a synthetic implant (saline or silicone) is a common choice in rebuilding the pectoral muscle wall, and for recreating a breast for women if there is enough skin to hold the desired implant.
If you would like to know more about Poland Syndrome and its treatment, please call our plastic surgery office today. We will schedule your appointment for a complete evaluation and personal consultation with one of our doctors at your earliest convenience.
Your plastic surgeon will want to make several follow-up appointments after your surgery.
Once you are discharged from the hospital or accredited surgery center, you will need to attend a 1-week post-surgery appointment at the plastic surgery office. If you experience any complications, please do not hesitate to call our office and make an appointment to see the plastic surgeon.
|Recovery Time||1 – 6 Weeks|
|Average Procedure Time||2 – 4 Hours|
|Post-op Follow-up||1 Week|
|Procedure Recovery Location||In-Patient|
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