Concaved chest - pectus excavatum, can I have chest implants/plastic surgery?

Consider all options. Yes, a concave chest may be treated with implants. It is important to consider the underlying cause and ensure that the treatment treats the cause as well as the cosmetic appearance.
Yes. Depending on the magnitude of the pectus excavatum, there are a variety of surgical procedures and/or implants that can be used to correct this. I would suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Good luck!
Pectus Excavatum. Assuming the pectus excavatum does not cause functional ( cardiopulmonary) restrictions, there are a few options to improve the aesthetic appearance of the chest wall. Custom made silicone implants are an option for both sexes and the use of breast implants may be helpful for women.
Yes, but. Best correction would be to raise the sternum, either by disarticulating the costal cartilages (nuss procedure) or by removing the costal cartilages (ravitch procedure). Chest implants only correct the cosmetic appearance of the chest, but not the problem with the sunken sternum.

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Can a concaved chest (pectus excavatum) be fixed with chest implants/plastic surgery instead of a hospital operation?

It's still surgery. The answer is yes, it can be fixed with implants (not the best solution) and/or plastic surgery. Either procedure is surgery. In the past a procedure called the nuss procedure was used to correct the shape of the rib cage using an implanted metal plate and i assume you are referring to this procedure. Recently fat injections have been used to correct minor deformities. Read more...
Yes. fat grafting . Fat grafting tecniques allow for fat and bulk to soften the appearance of the depression associated with pectus excavatum. This technique is much less involved than some of the more traditional manners of correcting this problem. It can be performed as an outpatient with minimal recovery, scarring, or down time. Read more...
Yes . Assuming the pectus excavatum does not require reconstruction for physiological purposes ( limitation of cardiopulmonary function for example), the “defect” can be camouflaged with custom-made silicone implants. Read more...

I have got funnel chest (pectus excavatum); how bad it has to be to have surgery?

For cusmatic. Statistics are inconclusive for physiological improvement of surgical repair in pectus excavatum. So remains mainly as cusmatic purpose. Shahzeidi, md. Read more...
Depends. At your age, it's unusual to have it corrected. Most are repaired around age 5. Most are done for cosmetic reasons. However, significant pectus defects can limit exercise due to compression of the right ventricle and limits on the heart's ability to increase output during exertion. A test called vo2 max can sort that out. Read more...

What are the risks involved with pectus excavatum (sunken chest) surgery?

Usual. As with any surgery, the risks involved include bleeding, infection, non- healing, heart attack, stroke, and death. While the risk of each of these are low, it is not zero. Complications will happen to someone, no matter how low the risk. Read more...

What are some ways to live more comfortably after a nuss surgery for pectus excavatum?

Avoid contact sports. Avoid any compressive force to thorax. Standing up straight is the most comfortable position. Sleep on a recliner. Swiming, elliptical stairclimber are good excercises. Extra strenght tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed, if no contraindications is a good remedy. Read more...

Is there a way to do a pectus excavatum repair without surgery?

Yes. Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be repaired without surgery. Most of these cases respond to external compression braces. They need to worn religiously and not "part time" to be most effective. Read more...
Pectus repair. Pectus excavatum repair can be achieved without surgery in patients with a mild pectus deformity. It requires the use of an external vacuum device. Here is a link with additional information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21240610. Read more...