If you are bothered by the asymmetry of your breasts, you are not alone. Does one breast (or both) appear different from others you may have seen in photos or in person? Does the base of the breast seem too narrow; the areola too large? You may be suffering from tuberous breast deformity.
Dr. Richard Tepper can help you achieve a more natural look. Surgery can reshape the breasts, allowing for improved clothing compatibility, while also possibly raising your self-esteem and self-confidence.
REASONS for Tuberous Breast Corrective Surgery
Tuberous breasts, also called tubular breasts, are caused by an abnormal development of breast tissue, leading to asymmetrical growth the characteristic shape. The base of the breast, where they attach to the chest wall, is narrowed or constricted. The areola looks stretched or “bulging”, caused by breast tissue herniating (being forced) through that area. The breast may appear far apart and be of different sizes. Many women are very self conscious of this appearance.
You may be an ideal candidate for tuberous breast corrective surgery if:
- One or both breasts suffer from this deformity.
- One or both breasts have an excessively thin base
- The inframammary fold (breast crease) is too high or tight
While there is no medical issue at stake with tuberous breasts, the severity of their cosmetic irregularity can have a significant effect on your sense of personal self-identify.
ABOUT Tuberous Breast
Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital abnormality in which one or both breasts fail to develop fully and normally during puberty. This deformity occurs in roughly 1 to 5% of women, and can be corrected with breast surgery.
Breast augmentation and tissue expansion are two options for correcting tubular breasts. Surgery releases the constricted tissue and allows placement of the implant. In many cases, the base of the breast is widened and the areola size is reduced. The inframammary fold may be lowered as well. The surgery may take 2-3 hours and may not be covered by insurance. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
RECOVERY from Tuberous Breast Reconstructive Surgery
The recovery from this surgery shares many similarities with the recovery of those undergoing breast augmentation and mastopexy.
RESULTS of Tuberous Breast Corrective Surgery
If you have felt malformed for much of your life, there is no question that feeling “normal” after tuberous breast corrective surgery is an incredibly empowering and restorative experience. Dr. Tepper will work closely with you to create a shape that you are proud of, helping to give you a new sense of physical and emotional balance.
Before & After Photos
View Before and After photos of some of our satisfied patients who have chosen to work with Dr. Tepper.