How Plastic Surgery Can Bring Balance To Your Body & Mind
We at Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions are here to provide options for all of our patients to feel like the very best versions of themselves. It is a special privilege to have access to the reasons behind why our patients choose to undergo surgery, how it can help them, both aesthetically and psychologically.
Sometimes, plastic surgery offers our patients the gift of resolution. It’s useful in providing a sense of normalcy to patients’ lives, either by restoring it or introducing it for the very first time.
The breast augmentation procedure is incredibly effective in making the chest appear more symmetrical, increasing confidence and positive self-image for patients born with Poland Syndrome – a disorder that affects muscle development on one side of the body. That is why we would like to shed some light on the positive effects this procedure can bring to the lives of those affected by this condition.
What is Poland Syndrome?
Poland Syndrome is the underdevelopment or absence of the pectoral muscle, breast tissue, and/or the nipple on one side of the body. The result is an asymmetrical look where a fully developed breast exists on one side of the body with an underdeveloped, or otherwise missing, breast on the other. This imbalance creates a cosmetic concern for many patients, causing them to seek permanent solutions.
How Can a Breast Augmentation Help?
Breast augmentation for a patient with Poland Syndrome is safe and effective, though the procedure differs somewhat from a regular breast augmentation. In a typical augmentation, the silicone breast implant is placed behind the patient’s pectoral muscle. The underdevelopment of the pectoral muscle due to Poland Syndrome presents a unique challenge for plastic surgeons, but when skillfully done, the final result is indistinguishable from that of a typical augmentation.
The introduction of an implant where there was previously little to no tissue will sometimes mean that the skin must be expanded to accommodate for the increase in volume. If this is the case, there is the possibility of using a tissue expander to stretch the skin so that it may allow room for the breast implant.
Creating Your Perfect Match
The main concern for many looking into this correction is that their breasts will not match. Oftentimes, surgeons use implants of different sizes on each side of the chest in order to make the two breasts symmetrical. This approach requires careful examination by your surgeon, who should take special care in understanding your vision for your breasts and providing your desired result.
In the absence of the nipple, several options exist for ways to create one, such as nipple reconstruction, therapeutic tattooing, or adhesive prosthetics.
We Are Your Breast Augmentation Experts
Just as Poland Syndrome differs from person to person, so do our desires for our own bodies. That’s why we believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach for patients with Poland Syndrome; we are here to help you find whatever solution is best for you.
Whether you are ready to pursue a procedure or are just investigating the paths available to you, a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Donaldson, who has practical and extensive experience in dealing with Poland Syndrome, will be able to help you explore your options in a safe, pressure-free environment.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Donaldson has treated many patients with Poland Syndrome who trust his expertise and artistry for their breast augmentation. He understands the unique concerns surrounding this condition and has the privilege to bring resolution to patients’ lives.
Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today
Though this condition affects only a small percentage of the population, it is important to our practice that those living with Poland Syndrome are aware that there are options available to them to help them regain confidence and love of their bodies. If you have Poland Syndrome and are interested in breast augmentation, please give us a call and set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Donaldson or Dr. Sieffert.
While Poland Syndrome may be out of our control, your comfort is not. You deserve balance. You deserve resolution. Most of all, you deserve the opportunity to feel like the very best version of you!
About The Author
Dr. Michelle Sieffert is one of Ohio’s foremost breast augmentation surgery experts. She has helped countless women across the country feel more confident in their own skin through this life-changing procedure. She is constantly researching new applications for cosmetic surgical intervention and adopting the latest techniques to provide an even safer experience for her patients.
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