Tuberous Breast Correction
If you have tuberous breasts and would like to learn about your options, you are not alone. Many women face the same issue and don’t know where they should turn to solve it. Tuberous breasts, also known as tubular or constricted breasts, impact many women across the United States and can affect their self-esteem in several ways.
The good news, though, is that the knowledgeable experts at DeLuca Plastic Surgery have the education and experience to turn this problem into a thing of the past. Delivering outstanding results to those who trust us is what we do best.
What are tubular breasts?
A tubular breast is a breast that did not complete the development stage due to a congenital abnormality. The condition can impact one or both breasts and affect their shape and size.
The typical appearance of a tuberous breast is a narrow, cone-shaped breast with a high breast fold and disproportionately large, puffy areola – however, variations, which only include some or, one of these findings are common. The severity of the condition defines the type and ranges from mild to severe. On the mild end of the spectrum, you will see a subtle constriction on the lower part of the breast. Severe cases involve complete restriction of the breast and an underdeveloped gland.
Dr. William DeLuca and the surgical team at DeLuca Plastic Surgery have developed an expertise in evaluating, treating, and managing the post-operative course of these difficult surgical problems.
Preparing for Tuberous Breast Treatment
You will meet with Dr. Tauber or Dr. DeLuca before your surgery to prepare for the steps you will soon take. To make sure no hidden issues are present, Dr. DeLuca will ask you questions about your medical history before making a final decision. Based on measurements of your breast and your post-operative goals, Dr. DeLuca or Dr. Tauber will create a surgical plan. 3-D computer visualizations are sometimes used to help you see your breasts in their new size and shape.
Tubular Corrective Surgery
In simple terms, corrective surgery for tubular breasts involves the release of the constricted tissue and the insertion of an implant. Depending on your needs, goals and situation, your surgeon will make additional incisions to ensure no constricted tissue remains.
The surgery begins with an incision around the areola followed by development of a pocket (space) for the implant. During this dissection, the tight breast tissue is released. The implant is, then, inserted using a minimal-touch technique and adjusted to fit properly. The final step involves lifting and reducing the size of the large areola using these same incisions. The skin is closed with absorbable sutures and the breasts supported in a post-operative bra.
For the best results, you should take it easy after your procedure and avoid strenuous activities. Your surgeon will set up a series of follow-up appointments to make sure you are healing as planned and that no complications have appeared. Your surgeon is available 24/7 to answer any questions or address any concerns during the post-operative healing period.
Many patients come to us from out of town for a range of reasons, but many of them do so because they know about our reputation for providing outstanding results and unmatched care. Whether you are from Albany, NY or Albany, CA else, call or click today for more information on tuberous breast surgery and to set up your free phone or in-person consultation.
Before and After Photos
You will see various photos of tuberous breast procedures. Feel free to browse through the images so that you may have a photographic idea of what to expect from your tuberous breast surgery.