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Poland Syndrome in Men in Los Angeles

Poland Syndrome in Men in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, there are very few things that are as important as looks. It’s a true fact about life in LA, even if you aren’t looking to become a Hollywood actor or a model. Though people tend to assume that this only applies to women, the truth is that men get judged on their appearance as well.

When it comes to men, people tend to judge both your face and your body—and when it comes to a man’s body, few things will become more noticeable than his chest. The ideal man’s chest is one that is lean, chiseled, and symmetrical.

With most men, taking regular visits to the gym and grooming oneself is enough. But, what happens when your are born with a syndrome that just doesn’t make it easy for you to look normal? If you are one of the men who was born with Poland Syndrome, even maintaining a normal appearance can be an impossible feat.

This syndrome is a rare birth defect that causes men to have an uneven appearance in the chest region. Though it’s not life-threatening, it is a syndrome that can seriously take away from a man’s ability to enjoy life, see success in dating, or even feel confident in his life.

Thankfully, men who are in the Los Angeles area that suffer from Poland Syndrome don’t have to worry about covering themselves up. Dr. Steinbrech has a way to help treat this rare and addressable issue.

What is Poland Syndrome?

Poland Syndrome is a rare birth defect that is marked by the absence of pectoral muscles on one side of the chest. Depending on how severe the syndrome is, it can be a partial or full absence of pectoral muscles. Sometimes, it’s just your pectoralis minor that’s missing, other times, it could be the entire pectoralis muscle.

That being said, an absence of pectoral muscles isn’t the only symptom that people may suffer from. In more severe cases, people diagnosed with Poland Syndrome may not have a nipple on the affected side. Others may also notice that their ribs may seem underdeveloped on one side of their body.

As one can imagine, being born with an absence of muscles on one side of your body can easily lead to a lopsided, bizarre appearance. This can make it difficult to feel confident, look your best, or even buy clothing!

Typically, Poland Syndrome affects the right side of the body. No one knows what causes this syndrome, but we do know how to treat it.

Poland Syndrome Treatment for Men in Los Angeles

Though this syndrome is very rare compared to something along the lines of gynecomastia, doctors have still managed to find a way to treat is. The treatment itself will not add muscle to your body, but it will give you the even, natural appearance that people with Poland Syndrome yearn for.

Getting treatment always starts with a cosmetic surgery consultation where Dr. Steinbrech will examine your chest. Depending on how advanced the syndrome is, your treatment may be something as simple as fat injections, or it could require more intensive surgery.

In most cases, fat transfers via Bodybanking, plus a little readjustment of your chest tissue will be ideal. For people who are very slender or have a more extreme version of Poland Syndrome may also need to get a muscle transfer from a different part of their body.

Assuming that all goes well with the consultation, you will schedule your procedure. Here’s where things tend to diverge. For the rest of the article, we are going to assume that you will get the most common treatment for Poland Syndrome: fat transfers via Bodybanking.

If you have a fat transfer surgery, a small incision will be made in the area where the fat will be removed from. Then, a small cannula will be inserted and the fat will be broken up and removed. Once the fat is taken out, it will be processed and cleaned. Then, a small incision will be made on the affected side of your body. The fat will then be inserted back in. Your incisions then get closed up.

People who have more extreme versions of Poland Syndrome may have different procedures involved. Dr. Steinbrech will explain more about these procedures during your consultation, if you need to have a different treatment. A typical fat transfer surgery will take about an hour to an hour and a half in the operating time.

What’s Recovery Like?

Once your procedure has been done, you will be given chest compression garments, pain medication, and bandages to help speed up your recovery. You will be asked to avoid exercise for a minimum of five days to a week. After that, you will be allowed to gradually re-introduce yourself to exercise.

If you have been given an alternative treatment for your Poland Syndrome, the recover period may be different. Dr. Steinbrech will explain your recovery during your consultation. In most cases, you will need to set aside at least a week of time so that your body can recuperate from invasive surgery.

Who Should Get Poland Syndrome Treatment?

Most men in the Los Angeles area who have Poland Syndrome should consider getting treatment. That being said, there are some situations where treatment is not advisable. Most men who are physically fit, have reasonable expectations, and are looking to correct the visual aspects of Poland Syndrome are typically the best ones for this procedure.

If you aren’t sure whether you are ready to get treatment for your Poland Syndrome, or if you want to finally see yourself with an even chest in the mirror, booking a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech is a great starting point. A consultation will allow you to learn about the treatments available for you, get the questions you have answered, and also take that first step towards a better you—and a much better tomorrow. Give our office a call today at 310-570-2402 or click here to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech today.