The Tuberous Breast deformity, also known as “snoopy breasts” or “tubular breasts,” is a congenital abnormality that affects breast development during puberty. It results in three different types of constricted breast tissue, causing a conical appearance that can be a source of self-consciousness for those affected.
Tuberous breasts are not simply small or underdeveloped breasts, but rather a specific condition characterized by parenchymal maldistribution. The deformity can occur in one or both breasts and breast asymmetry is often present. Tuberous breasts are typically widely separated and may have “pouty nipples” where the breast tissue herniates into the areola.
Identifying and diagnosing tuberous breast deformity correctly is important, as standard breast augmentation techniques may not effectively correct the deformity. It requires specialized approaches to achieve normalization of the breasts’ appearance.
Tuberous Breasts are breasts that have developed abnormally during puberty, resulting in three different types of constricted breast tissues. A common deformity, known as parenchymal maldistribution is a congenital abnormality that impedes full, normal breast development. Tuberous Breasts are typically widely separated, often presenting with what can be described as “pouty nipples,” where the breast tissue herniates into the areola. Correctly identifying and diagnosing this condition is crucial, as standard breast augmentation techniques rarely allow normalization of the deformity. This condition can occur in one or both breasts and may cause asymmetry. In addition to the physical appearance, tuberous breasts can also cause functional issues such as difficulties with breastfeeding. Tuberous Breasts can be corrected through Dr. Schlesinger’s plastic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation or reconstruction, which aim to restore a more natural and symmetrical appearance.
For patients with a mild case of tuberous breast deformity, Dr. Schlesinger may be able to achieve great results by releasing the constricted tissue and placing breast implants alone. In most cases, some asymmetry is present, so Dr. Schlesinger will carefully choose the right implant style and size to ensure a more even result.
In some mild cases, breast lifting techniques can be used to re-anchor the breast to a more natural position and improve breast shape. However, Dr. Schlesinger has found that most patients with tuberous breast deformity do not have enough natural breast tissue for this to create an optimal result.
In cases of more severe tuberous breast deformity, it is highly likely that a reduction and/or repositioning of the nipple-areolar complex will be needed to provide a natural, beautiful outcome. While some women find that the largeness of the areola is less problematic once breast size has increased, those with extremely herniated areolas benefit from areola reduction.
There are several benefits for our patients in Hawaii who are looking to correct Tuberous Breasts through plastic surgery, including:
Tuberous Breast Correction from Dr. Schlesinger can help to improve the appearance of the breasts, boost self-confidence, and improve breast functionality, leading to an improved quality of life for our patients!
You may be a perfect candidate for Tuberous Breast Correction in Hawaii if you have the following visual symptoms:
If you’re considering Tuberous Breast Correction in Hawaii, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schlesinger at our office. During this initial meeting, our experienced team will discuss the surgery with you, answer any questions you may have, and will carefully examine your breasts, and determine the best course of action to correct your tuberous breast deformity and create a symmetrical, shapely breast mound.
Dr. Schlesinger takes the time during the consultation to walk you through every step of the process, ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. To achieve the best possible results, it’s essential to be open and honest with your surgical goals and medical history. Dr. Schlesinger will carefully listen to your concerns, fully understand your history, and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your aesthetic desires. By providing us with a clear understanding of your goals, we can ensure that you achieve the best possible outcomes from your Tuberous Breast Correction.
When you arrive at the Breast Implant Center of Hawaii, our team will be dedicated to your comfort and well-being. Depending on the severity of the deformity, Dr. Schlesinger may use a variety of advanced surgical techniques to reshape and fill out your breasts while creating a more natural-looking breast mound. This could include tissue expansion, fibrous tissue release, or excision of excess areolar skin, in addition to breast implant placement.
Tubular breasts can vary in severity from minor constriction to severe constriction with extremely herniated areolas and lack of breast tissue. The right treatment for you will depend on your unique needs and anatomy. For patients with a mild case of tuberous breast deformity, Dr. Schlesinger may be able to achieve great results by releasing the constricted tissue and placing breast implants alone. In cases of moderate to severe tuberous breast deformity, however, a reduction or repositioning of the nipple-areolar complex may be necessary to achieve a natural, beautiful outcome.
During any of the surgery techniques, you will be prepped, which will include taking vital signs and administering anesthesia. Dr. Schlesinger will make incisions to reshape the breast tissue and release any constrictions that are causing the tubular appearance of the breasts.
The surgery usually takes a few hours, and you will be monitored in a recovery area for a period of time afterward.
*It’s important to note that most patients with Tuberous Breast Deformity do not have enough natural breast tissue for breast lifting techniques to create an optimal result. In some cases, areola reduction may also be necessary to improve the appearance of extremely herniated areolas. Dr. Schlesinger will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
After your surgery, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but pain medication can be provided by our staff to manage these symptoms. It’s important to arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery, as you will not be able to drive yourself.
Our patients recovering from Tuberous Breast Correction need to wear a surgical bra or compression garment to help support the breasts during the healing process. It’s critical to take it easy for a few days after the surgery and avoid any strenuous activities for several weeks. During this recovery period, you will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Schlesinge to monitor your healing and ensure that everything is as expected. In most cases, patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a few weeks, but the full recovery process can take several months.
What is the cost?
The cost of Tuberous Breast Correction in Hawaii is determined by several factors and can vary from patient to patient. To get a clear understanding of the costs involved, the initial step is to schedule a consultation at the Breast Implant Center of Hawaii. During this consultation, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs and answer any questions you may have.
Dr. Schlesinger is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of plastic surgery experience in Hawaii. He has performed more than 20,000 plastic surgery procedures. His results speak for themselves as one of the best in Hawaii and the country.
When it comes to Tuberous Breast Correction, many patients think they simply have small breasts and many other surgeons will move forward with a standard breast augmentation. However, diagnosing the condition and adapting treatment accordingly is paramount to achieving an optimal result of Tuberous Breast Correction, which is exactly what Dr. Schlesinger does.
He is passionate about aesthetic plastic surgery because it empowers people to reach their full potential. For many, feeling confident in their appearance has a positive impact on their overall outlook and quality of life. On the other hand, concerns about physical imperfections can be emotionally draining and negatively impact daily life. By helping patients achieve their desired breast aesthetic goals, Dr. Schlesinger enables them to redirect their energy toward enjoying relationships with friends and family, pursuing career goals, and engaging in hobbies and activities that bring them joy. Dr. Schlesinger’s expertise and compassion make him an exceptional choice for those seeking to improve their appearance through Tuberous Breast Correction, and he looks forward to helping you transform your life.
It’s time to take the step you need to improve your life; if you’re interested in getting Tuberous Breast Correction in Hawaii, please contact us today at [mm config=’locations.primary.phone’]!
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