What are Tuberous Breasts?
Tuberous breasts are caused when breast tissue does not proliferate properly during puberty. While this condition is not threatening to your health, it may cause emotional distress or self-consciousness to those who suffer from it. Common symptoms of this condition include:
- Breasts are lacking in breast tissue in both vertical and horizontal directions.
- Breasts tend to have a gap more than 1.5 inches between them.
- The skin surrounding the nipple may look constricted.
- The dark area of the areola may be enlarged.
- The breasts may appear to be oval, pointed, or square-shaped.
While is it not know what exactly causes tuberous breasts, it may result from something that happens in utero. This condition usually becomes noticeable during puberty.
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Who is a Good Candidate for Tuberous Breast Surgery?
Individuals who have tuberous breasts who would like their breasts to have a more natural shape may be able to benefit from tuberous breast surgery. Cosmetic surgery is not performed on women under the age of 18, and breast implants are not approved for women under the age of 18. However, surgery to correct tuberous breasts is considered to be a reconstructive surgery can be done on women as young as 16 years old if their breasts are finished growing. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through a consultation at our Tucson office.
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Tuberous Breast Surgery Process
Tuberous breast surgery is usually achieved through two steps, though some patients may only need one. Depending on the severity of the tuberous breasts, the procedure may differ from patient to patient. First, a procedure will be done to release any constricted breast tissue. A small incision will be created in the breast to insert either a tissue expander or a breast implant. Then, a follow up surgery will be needed to complete the transformation. The tissue expander will be removed and a breast implant will take its place. The nipples may also be modified.
Tuberous Breast Surgery Recovery
Following tuberous breast surgery, you may be asked to wear a special surgical bra to support your new breasts. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort may occur for a period of time. As with any type of breast surgery, everyday activities will be limited for some time to ensure a complication-free recovery period. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with instructions about how to care for your incisions and properly take any pain medication that is prescribed to you. If you have any concerns or questions post-procedure, do not hesitate to contact our office.
If you have tuberous breasts and would like to improve the shape of your breasts for a boost in confidence, our plastic surgeons at Tucson Plastic Surgery can help! Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation appointment to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is tuberous breast deformity?
Tuberous breasts are misshapen breasts that are caused by a congenital abnormality that restricts the normal development of the breasts during puberty.
How can I tell if I have tuberous breast deformity?
Individuals with tubular breasts often a narrow breast width, an elevated inframammary fold, enlarged areolas and a variable amount of breast tissue. Often breasts may be asymmetrical.
What type of anesthesia is used for tuberous breast surgery?
General anesthesia is most often used during tuberous breast surgery.
Can tuberous breast surgery and breast augmentation procedures be performed on the same surgery?
Yes, these two procedures can be combined to achieve improved breast balance and symmetry.
Can tuberous breast surgery with implants provide symmetrical results?
Yes, if you are experiencing asymmetrical breasts, breast implants can help to achieve a more balanced appearance.
Can tuberous breasts be corrected without the use of implants?
Tubular breasts can be corrected through breast augmentation with or without implants.
Will I have visible scars from Tuberous Breast Surgery?
As with any form of breast surgery, scarring is to be expected following tuberous breast surgery. However, over time these scars will fade and become less noticeable.
What is the recovery process?
Recovery following tuberous breast surgery is a smooth process. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for at least 6-8 weeks after surgery. Swelling and discomfort may occur, which can be controlled with pain medication. If breast implants were placed, they will take time to settle during the first 3-6 months. Be sure to follow your surgeons specific aftercare instructions.