Corrective treatment options for tuberous breasts

Corrective treatment options for tuberous breasts

30th May 2017

The shape and size of the breasts play an important role in a woman’s self-esteem. Tuberous breasts are characterized by their small and pointy shape. They are common among girls throughout puberty, though some women do not grow out of them.

While tuberous breasts are smaller, the condition is not strictly limited to the size or failure in development. Characteristics include narrowing of the breasts, underdevelopment, lack of enough skin for breast expansion, poor positioning of the breast crease, herniated nipples, and breast irregularity.

It is important to note that the malformation of tuberous breasts is extensively mutable, meaning there often exists a substantial difference between the tuberous breasts. There is limited research on the exact underlying causes of this condition. Some medical experts and surgeons attribute the condition to genetic or embryologic factors.

When considering the available treatment options for tuberous breasts, it is crucial to first understand the physical makeup of the breasts. This involves ring compression and several connective tissues around the areola (nipple) and the development of a shrill connective tissue support. This makes the breasts develop and appear tuberous, in addition to making the areolar complex and nipple prominent.

The procedure used to correct tuberous breasts is highly specialized. Depending on the severity of the condition, the surgeon may recommend breast augmentation. However, since it is not a normal breast augmentation procedure, the techniques and approaches required to perform the surgery are different. The operation calls for sophisticated technical maneuvers so the patient can attain reliable, uniform results.

In many patients, the cause of the tuberous breasts remains unknown. This is why many corrective procedures fail to deliver impressive results. Addressing the lower pole paucity and margins is extremely crucial. If not treated properly, it may worsen the condition.

If the tuberous breast condition is mild or moderate, it can be treated with a combination of breast contouring, areola balancing, and breast augmentation procedures. Whether the patient will qualify for this option depends on the specific type of tuberous breast deformity and the underlining physical composition.

Since there exist different types of tuberous breasts, corrective techniques also vary significantly. Breast correction options will vary from one patient to another, and in most cases, the treatment will be custom-tailored to each patient’s case. Depending on the breast type, gravity and causes of the condition, aesthetic goals and desires, existing anatomy, and health condition, your plastic surgeon will come up with an individualized treatment option for you.


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