Correction of Pectus Excavatum with breast Hypoplasia using simultaneous Pectus bar procedure and augmentation Mammoplasty

Hyung Joo Park, Ja Hea Gu, Joon Chul Jang, Eun-Sang Dhong, Eul Sik Yoon

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Most women with asymmetric pectus excavatum suffer from hypoplastic breasts. Hence, aesthetic correction of pectus excavatum has to address thoracic wall deformity, breast hypoplasia, and asymmetry.In retrospective series, 21 patients with a diagnosis of pectus excavatum with hypoplastic breasts were corrected using the pectus bar procedure and subpectoral augmentation mammoplasty. Results were assessed by analyzing prospectively collected data and calculating pectus indices from computed tomographic scans. At 12 months postoperatively, cosmetic evaluations were performed by the patients and by an independent, board-certified plastic surgeon using score from 0 (very poor) to 4 (very good).Cosmetic results evaluated by plastic surgeon were good (3.33 ± 0.03) and patient satisfaction was high (3.52 ± 0.03). Furthermore, indices of pectus excavatum were corrected to near normal.The authors consider that the pectus bar procedure with subpectoral augmentation mammoplasty is useful for the aesthetic correction of pectus excavatum with hypoplastic breasts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1



  • augmentation mammoplasty
  • chest wall deformity
  • pectus bar
  • pectus excavatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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