Body Shape, Rib Cage, and Spine Curve Anatomy can Influence Breast Augmentation Results
Anatomy can Influence Breast Augmentation Results
The unique body shape and anatomy of a woman will have a bearing on how the final outcome appears in case of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. Breasts are positioned on the top of the chest wall muscles, while area below the chest wall muscles includes the ribs. The ribs are connected to the body at the spine.
This entire interconnected anatomy defines the positioning and shape of a woman’s breasts. At the time of pre-operative breast augmentation consultation, the plastic surgeon should discuss these aspects with the patient and create a customized surgical plan that incorporates the individual anatomy of the patient. Dr. Brian J. Parker is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation surgery to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.
Ribs and Spine
The ribs or spine in case of most women will have a unique curvature that will define how the breasts appear on the chest wall. Spine and rib curvature is one of the less examined aspects in breast augmentation plastic surgery, but an experienced breast surgeon will know the significance of this aspect. Once the breast implants are placed, this curvature will have a magnified impact on the position and shape of the breasts.
The foundation on which the breast sits is constituted of the breast bone, spine and ribs. If there is asymmetry in these elements or curvatures are different, the breasts may point in divergent directions. Unless this condition is incorporated into the breast surgery plan, the breast mound can be considerably affected once the implant is placed in the breast.
The rib and spine curvatures may also cause drooping of one shoulder when the woman stands erect. The cosmetic surgeon can use breast augmentation before and after photos to explain these aspects to the patient. Dr. Parker receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for breast augmentation.
Impact on Posture
When the spine and the overall shape of the body have a slight curvature, it will affect the woman’s natural posture. One hip or shoulder will typically be higher than the other in such a case, making the anomaly noticeable.
When one shoulder or collarbone is higher than the other, it will result in breasts of different heights or asymmetrical breasts. These issues will be taken into consideration while creating a customized breast augmentation surgical plan.
Breast Bone and Rib Imperfections
The sternum, commonly called the breast bone, and the ribs will generally come together to create a barrel that may be slightly flat on the front side. Different shapes may be formed by the ribs. For instance, one side of the ribs may project out away from the breast bone. In some cases, the breast bone may not be flat and may project away from the ribs.
The breasts will usually sit on the ribs adjacent to the breast bone. If this foundation has variations, it will influence the appearance of breasts on the chest wall. Once the breast implants are inserted, these imperfections can magnify. Therefore, the breast surgeon must address these concerns before going ahead with the breast augmentation surgery.