The patient should be given some recommendations even if not a candidate for a surgical procedure
The surgeon must bear in mind a series of warnings aimed at the patient
Post-operation care and supervision are important. Metallic setting devices are not designed to support the levels of activity or pressure of a normal healthy chest wall. The implant may loosen or move if it is has to support weight or pressure, undergo intensive activities or if serious injury is suffered.
The surgeon must advise the patient of the need to limit their activities correspondingly. The limitation on physical activity may vary depending on the patient, who must be warned that not complying with post-operation instructions may lead to the aforementioned complications. The patient should be informed and advised that the deformity may still be present either fully or to some degree – even after the surgery. Furthermore, prior to surgery, the patient should be warned of the general risks of the operation and the possible adverse effects, as detailed below.