Tuberous breasts are a congenital breast issue that can have a variety of impacts on the breast shape development. Tuberous breast can have a significant effect on one’s confidence and self-esteem. There are a variety of popular names for this condition, including tubular breasts, constricted breast and herniated areolas.
There are a number of breast development deformities associated with tuberous breasts, and this becomes obvious to most women around the early phases of puberty. A common characteristic of tuberous breasts is asymmetry, including unevenness in the breast shape, the areolar size, breast volume, as well as breast droop.
At Breast & Body Clinic we see many patient’s with breasts that didn’t develop properly, including breasts that have developed unevenly and with puffy nipples, a common characteristic of tuberous breast.
A correction surgery for tuberous breasts is a highly personalised one. Different cases of this congenital deformity can be very specific, and Dr Yunaev provides a tailored plan for each patient to achieve their desired improvements. The correction process for a patient with tuberous breast is a careful assessment by Dr Yunaev to analyse the breast development and understand the reasons for the atypical breast development.
Different techniques can be used for the correction on tuberous breast, and most procedures will involve a glandular remodeling. Techniques may include a breast lift to address a nipple that is not at satisfactory level. If the areola size is too large, this can also be address as part of the surgery. If the patient’s breast hasn’t fully developed, a breast augmentation with use of a breast implant can be suitable. Additionally, it is common that tuberous breast are also asymmetrical, so different techniques may be used on each breast to achieve a symmetrical and harmonious result.
Before you decide on a tuberous breast correction surgery, there are some important issues to keep in mind:
- If breast implants are needed, patients need to be aware that they are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants
- Smokers are at increased risk of complications from any surgery. If you are serious about undergoing cosmetic surgery, you should try to quit smoking
- Surgeons generally recommend waiting until breast development, child birth and breastfeeding have stopped before undertaking tuberous breast correction surgery
- If a breast reduction technique will be used to correct tuberous breast, this can interfere with some diagnostic procedures
- Ability to breastfeed following tuberous breast correction surgery may be affected. Talk to your surgeon if you are planning to breastfeed a baby in the future
- Changes in the breasts during pregnancy, or significant weight loss or gain can alter the outcomes of previous tuberous breast correction surgery
- Breast and nipple piercings can cause an infection
A tuberous breast correction surgery may be a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- You have been diagnosed with tuberous breast
Remember that the shape and size of your breasts before surgery will influence the surgical procedure and the outcome.
DR MICHAEL YUNAEV
“Dr Michael Yunaev is an Oncoplastic Breast, General and Cosmetic Surgeon and is the Principal Doctor at Breast & Body Clinic. Dr Yunaev is a highly trained Surgeon with extensive experience and passion for treatment of all aspects of Breast Cancer Surgery, Benign and Congenital Breast Disease and Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery, as well as General Surgery.”
DR YUNAEV SPECIALISES IN THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES: