Tuberous Breast Correction
What are tuberous breasts?
Tuberous breasts are development deformities that make the breasts look like an elongated tube. As opposed to the normal mound shape (broad at the base and tapering towards the tip), tuberous breasts are constricted at the base, and long and narrow towards the tip. They often droop as there is no supporting tissue. This abnormal shape is not continuous with the areola and nipple, giving it a swollen and puffy appearance, or a double-bubble effect, where the areola appears like an additional bump on the breast mound.
What is tuberous breast correction?
Tuberous breast correction is a cosmetic procedure to correct a tuberous breast.
How is tuberous breast correction performed?
Tuberous breast correction includes breast lift surgery, tissue expansion and breast implants. Breast lift surgery removes and tightens breast skin to reshape the breasts. Tissue expansion method involves inserting a balloon under your skin and inflating it to stretch the overlying skin. Breast implants are artificial shells made of rubber and filled with sterile saline or silicone gel, which are surgically implanted below the breast tissue to augment the shape and size of the breasts.
What are the risks of tuberous breast correction?
As with any surgery, tuberous breast correction may involve certain risks and complications which include loss of sensation or function in the breast tissues, scarring and unaesthetic appearance of the breasts.
What is the outcome of tuberous breast correction?
Tuberous breast correction creates aesthetically normal breasts.