Tuberous breast correction surgery is a comprehensive approach to correcting tuberous and tubular breasts.; Tuberous breast correction surgery is a very specialised area of cosmetic surgery. For this reason it is important that the surgeon you choose has extensive experience in dealing with these complex cases. The right surgeon will be able to help you achieve the best result for you.
Tuberous breasts are more than just small breasts, they are breasts which are small and under-developed in certain areas, and over-developed in others. They often have a herniated (protruding) appearance and can be sagging. This makes them difficult to fit into bras correctly, and many women with tuberous breasts find it impossible to wear strapless dresses or swimwear comfortably due to their breast shape..
Tuberous breast correction surgery is a reconstructive procedure that addresses tuberous, or tubular, breasts.
Tuberous breasts have a variety of characteristics that make them appear tubular, such as:
widely spaced nipples
constricted lower poles (bottom half of the breasts)
deficient breast tissue
abnormal nipple-areolar complex (NAC) position and size
You probably never heard of the term tuberous breasts but there is a good chance you know someone who has them.
Typically, this disorder causes the breasts to have a constricted base and in some cases, an unusually large areola. It is not uncommon for women to have one breast that is noticeably larger than the other. This can lead to self-consciousness as well as an imbalance in their posture.
As more women become aware of this issue, they are seeking out solutions. One of the options to help correct tuberous breasts is surgery.
Tuberous breasts have been described as a breast deformity of the female breast. The deformity is characterized by a constricted base, an overly narrow and widely spaced appearance, a high inframammary fold, and protuberant shape.
The surgical correction of tuberous breasts involves a complete release of the constricted lower pole tissue to achieve a wider, more rounded breast shape. Coincident with the release of the lower pole is augmentation where it is necessary to enhance the volume of the upper pole. In cases where there is very little pre-existing breast tissue, this procedure may be combined with a breast lift (mastopexy) for maximal improvement in breast shape and position.
Breasts usually develop during puberty. Sometimes, however, they do not. This condition is known as tuberous or tubular breasts, and it can affect both men and women.
Tuberous breasts are classified as a developmental deformity of the breast. They appear to be underdeveloped and their shape is abnormal. They are small and tube-shaped with large areolas that are puffy and raised higher than normal. The breasts often have a constricted base, which makes them look like they are squeezed together. The nipples may point downward because the base of the breast (the part closest to the chest wall) is narrower than normal, making the entire breast look like it sags.
Tuberous breasts can appear in one or both breasts, but this condition is most often found in women who have otherwise developed normally. In other words, women with tuberous breasts typically have normal hormone levels and body proportions; they just do not develop normally shaped breasts.
Can Tuberous Breasts be Corrected Without Implants?
Tuberous breasts, also known as tuberous or tubular breasts, are a congenital breast deformity where the breast and areola are underdeveloped. The condition can occur in one or both breasts, although it is most common in one.
Tuberous breasts can be corrected with a breast augmentation, but implants are not always required for correction.
Both of these techniques increase the volume of the breast without implants, but to a lesser extent than with implants.
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It is possible to correct tuberous breasts without implants. In some patients I can correct this problem with breast lifting and fat grafting. This will depend entirely on the size of the breasts, the degree of tuberosity and the desired outcome.
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Tuberous breasts can be corrected without the use of implants. The correction is done with the breast tissue alone, without the use of an implant.
The correction is done with a mastopexy (breast lift) and breast reduction, combined. These operations may also be combined with a breast augmentation, using only your own tissues (fat grafting), to create more fullness in the upper pole of the breast.
If you have significant overlying skin excess, then you may require a full breast lift (anchor scar). If your skin is in good condition and your areola size is normal, then a donut mastopexy (periareolar mastopexy) may be adequate to correct your tuberous breasts.
Tuberous breasts are characterized by a constricted breast base, lack of breast tissue in the upper pole, and herniation of the areola through the inframammary fold. Mild cases may not require implants and can be corrected with internal suturing techniques or glandular ptosis procedures.
However, in moderate to severe cases where significant breast volume is required for correction, I recommend utilizing a silicone implant to achieve the best aesthetic outcome.
Tuberous breast deformity is defined as a constricted or tight lower breast pole (the part of the breast inferior to the nipple) that results in a high inframammary fold and a wide space between the breasts. The typical tuberous breast has a “lollipop” shape with a narrow base and full upper pole. It is important to understand that having tuberous breasts does not mean that you have tubular breasts.
There are two main components to correct this deformity: release of the constricted tissue and augmentation of the breast. Releasing the constricted tissue can be performed through several methods, but I prefer vertical scar techniques to achieve this goal. This allows for maximal correction with minimal scarring. The trade-off is that there will be some fullness beneath the nipple/areola complex where the vertical scars are located. However, this fullness can be camouflaged by adding volume superiorly so that the overall result is fullness throughout the entire breast, rather than just at the bottom of the breast.
Achieving augmentation can be done with either breast implants or fat grafting. Depending on how much volume you need and how much your own fat you have available for grafting, it may be necessary to use
Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital condition that affects the development of the breasts and can make them look small, asymmetrical and deformed. The first sign of tuberous breasts is an underdeveloped nipple-areolar complex (NAC). This can be caused by a number of factors that make it difficult to predict which women might develop tuberous breasts.
The most common symptoms of tuberous breasts include:
Asymmetry: One breast may be larger than the other.
Widened inframammary fold: The fold underneath the breast may be wider than normal.
Enlarged areolas: The areolas may be wider than normal, especially if the areola was stretched during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Sagging: The breasts sag to varying degrees.
Restricted base width: The base width at the bottom of the breast is narrower than normal.
Insufficient glandular tissue (IGT): If you have IGT, you will have less breast tissue than normal and your breasts will have a “tubular” appearance.
Can You Correct Tuberous Breasts?
Yes, this breast condition can be corrected and the breasts made more normal in appearance. The tuberous breast is a congenital deformity that is characterized by several features including constricted or tubular breast base, wide distance between nipples (nipple-to-nipple distance), small breasts, high and tight inframammary creases (fold beneath the breast) and elongated or drooping nipples. Tuberous breast deformity correction involves releasing the constriction band that is causing the tubular appearance of the breasts, making them rounder and creating a normal-appearing fold beneath the breasts. To create a more rounded and youthful look to the breast, implants are placed.
Tuberous breasts are a congenital breast distortion. The lower pole of the breast is constricted, while the upper pole looks normal or even enlarged. This characteristic distortion results in a tuber-like shape.
Tuberous breasts are often asymmetrical and may be associated with an underdeveloped fold underneath the breast (as well as a small nipple).
The best treatment for tuberous breasts is a complex surgical procedure that involves 3 components: 1) correction of the constriction band, 2) lifting of the nipple/areola, and 3) enlargement and lifting of the breast tissue.
It is very important that patients choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience and training in tuberous breast surgery. It takes years to master this difficult operation.
Tuberous breasts are a condition in which the breasts do not develop normally. They can be both hypoplastic (small) and asymmetric (different size). The cause is unknown, but it is genetic. It can be corrected by surgery as long as both breasts are underdeveloped. Patients who have tuberous breasts can have any number of cosmetic problems. The most common include:
- Unequal breast size
- Small breast size
- Tubular shape of the breast
- Nipple that points downward or to the side rather than coming out of the center of the breast mound
- Tightly constricted base of the breast, which may give the appearance of an abnormally long distance from the nipple to the inframammary fold (IMF), or crease beneath the breast
- Wide spacing between the breasts
Most women with tuberous breasts do not seek treatment until they are older because many feel self conscious about their uniqueness. Even those who want treatment at a younger age may be discouraged by their health insurance providers, who may not consider it a reconstructive procedure and therefore may not cover it.
The tuberous breast deformity is a significant medical condition that affects a woman’s breasts. The breast may take on a conical shape and become abnormal in appearance. This can be quite difficult for some women to accept. Breast augmentation surgery is usually able to correct this problem with excellent results.
The typical patient with tuberous breasts is female, but there are cases of men being born with this condition as well. There are various degrees of the condition, ranging from mild to severe. As a general rule, the more pronounced the deformity is, the more difficult it will be to correct.
Tuberous breasts vary in their severity and need to be evaluated in person by a board-certified plastic surgeon. In mild cases of tuberous breasts, you may not need to do anything. In severe cases, you may need both breast implants and a mastopexy (breast lift) to correct the issue.
It is imperative that you find a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in this procedure. He or she will be able to help you decide what is best for you after your consultation. Please remember that the tuberous breast is not a contraindication to breast augmentation, but it can sometimes make surgery more difficult than usual.
Tuberous breasts are a congenital breast problem, which means that you’re born with it. It is not a result of any particular activity or inactivity and cannot be prevented.
The condition occurs when the breast tissue does not fully develop during puberty. The most common symptoms are:
Breasts are smaller than normal
Wide space between the breasts
Highly arched lower breast crease
Nipple and areola appear pushed inward,a condition known as herniation
Areola is unusually large and may resemble a dented saucer rather than a circle
The tuberous breast deformity (TBD) is a congenital deformity that occurs in about 5% of women in the western world. The most common problem associated with TBD is hypomastia, or extremely small breasts.
The cause of TBD is unknown. It may have a genetic component, but there is no evidence supporting this hypothesis. It may be that the breast parenchyma (milk-producing glands) failed to develop normally in utero. This is evidenced on histologic examination by the absence of lobules and lactiferous ducts in the breast tissue.
Another theory is that there are constrictions in certain areas of the breast tissue which cause it to fail to develop normally. These constrictions are visible on examination or imaging studies and are called constricted bases; they look like bands of tissue around the breast which prevent it from developing normally.
There are several components that make up a tuberous breast:
Hypomastia: underdevelopment of the breast tissue, resulting in a small or flat chest.
Constricted base: narrow lower pole of the breast, caused by a band of tight breast tissue encircling the lower portion of the breast, which prevents normal development.