Breast Surgery and Tuberous Breasts
Have you ever felt like your breasts looked a little different or underdeveloped? Have you been waiting years for your breasts to ‘fill out’ with no luck and wondered why? If so, you may have a common congenital abnormality called Tuberous Breasts.
What are Tuberous Breasts?
Tuberous Breast deformity is a common breast development condition that can occur in women or men during the onset of puberty in which the breasts fail to develop properly. The condition is generally undiagnosed prior to clients seeking advice.
What do Tuberous Breasts look like?
Underdeveloped Tuberous Breasts or ‘Tubular Breasts’ affects the appearance of the breast and nipple area and can resemble a very small amount of breast tissue below a large, projected and puffy nipple. This can be mild or severe and can occur in one or both breasts as shown below.
Breast Augmentation Surgery for Tuberous Breasts
If you believe you may have Tuberous Breasts, good news – you can still likely proceed with breast surgery and this condition can also be corrected or minimised for you by an experienced Specialist Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon.
Breast Augmentation surgery for Tuberous Breasts involves having breast implants placed to fill out the underdeveloped lower part of the breast using a teardrop shaped implant. This shaped implant is ideal for tuberous breasts as the implant is heavier in the bottom and will create greater projection from the breast fold.
Correcting Tuberous Breasts with Teardrop Implants
There are considerable differences between a standard Breast Augmentation and Tuberous Breast Augmentation correction. This procedure is not as simple as inserting an implant, your Plastic Surgeon will often need to make internal scoring to release constricting tissue and expand the base width of the breast. If an implant is inserted in the common (non tuberous) method for Breast Augmentation, you can be left with a Tuberous Breast simply mounted on top of an implant.
How do I know if I have Tuberous Breasts?
Many women are unaware they have Tuberous Breasts. Some women may have noticed that their breast shape is irregular, but are unaware of the underlying condition and how or why this has occurred.
Common signs you may have Tuberous Breasts:
- Areola is large and puffy
- Flat appearance to top half of breast (upper breast pole)
- Breast tissue appears to project into the nipple
- You have small, unevenly developed breasts
- You have drooped triangular-shaped breasts
- Your nipples are pointing downwards or inwards
Benefits and risks of Breast Surgery for Tuberous Breasts
Tuberous Breast correction is a more complicated breast procedure than a standard breast augmentation. There is no guarantee that your Tuberous Breasts can be completely corrected, however they will be improved. In order to ensure the best results, it is vital that your Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon has extensive experience in Tuberous Breast correction to ensure you receive the most satisfying result.
If your breasts are considerably asymmetrical, symmetry is never guaranteed. However, the symmetry can be minimised and your breasts will appear fuller, wider and more in proportion to your body.
To find out if you have Tuberous Breasts, complete our Online Assessment Form and one of our dedicated Client Managers will get in touch with you to discuss your surgery options.