Asymmetric Tuberous BreastsSurgical correction for: Tuberous Breast Deformity, Tubular Breasts, and Asymmetrical Breasts
Tuberous or tubular breasts are a common complication that can hinder the full development of breasts during puberty. One or both breasts may be affected with varying severity and asymmetry. The effects on breast shape, size and symmetry can be a source of stress and insecurity for many women. Dr. Anna Wooten provides an excellent array of options for women seeking corrective cosmetic surgery for tuberous or asymmetrical breasts.
Dr. Wooten has helped women from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township and beyond look and feel their best with cosmetic surgery. Contact us online today or call 724-759-7777 to schedule your breast consultation.
This 30 year old patient was a particularly challenging case for Dr. Wooten because not only did she have the condition of tubular breasts, but she had also had a pectus excavatum repair, which left her with underdeveloped breasts, and significant scarring on her chest wall.
In surgery, Dr. Wooten placed 425 cc anatomical implants, to allow for that natural ‘teardrop’ shape. On the right, her beautiful result is shown at one year after surgery.
This patient was in her mid-twenties when she had her surgery.
She had 350 cc smooth round implants placed bilaterally. Her result shows a great improvement, and she is very satisfied with the appearance of her breasts, shown on the right at nine months after her procedure.
This patient came to Dr. Wooten hoping to enhance and correct her tuberous breasts.
During surgery, Dr. Wooten placed silicone implants – 469 cc’s on the right, and 401 cc’s on the left to correct her asymmetry. Dr. Wooten also performed additional fat grafting with fat collected form the patient’s abdomen – 120 cc’s on the right, and 60 cc’s on the left.
On the right, her result is shown six months after surgery.
After breast feeding four children, this Pittsburgh woman had lost almost all of the natural volume in her breasts. After deciding to have a breast augmentation, she came to Beleza Plastic Surgery to meet with Dr. Wooten and discuss her options.
On the right, she is shown one year after her surgery.
This patient came to Dr. Wooten to correct her asymmetric breasts. Prior to surgery, the difference between her two breasts was almost a full cup size. She was not interested in implants, which would not have given her the result she wanted. Now, at 7 months post-op, this patient has completely symmetrical (by volume) breasts. She does retain some difference in shape/slope of her breasts, however, when she wears a bra, the are the exact same size, and fill out her cups evenly. She is ecstatic with her results.
Candidates for Tuberous Breast Correction
Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital condition that usually starts to show during breast development. The visual effects on the breast can include:
- Large, puffy areola
- Wide gap between the breasts
- Underdeveloped breast tissue
- “Tubular” sagging
- High breast fold
The condition may affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed because the breast’s milk glands may not have developed enough to produce milk.
Is Tuberous Breast Correction the same as Breast Augmentation?
Treatment of tuberous breasts may include a breast augmentation (the insertion of breast implants); however there are considerable differences in how this corrective procedure is approached, planned, and carried out. Tuberous breast deformity correction requires a series of nuanced surgical adjustments to deliver the most fitting aesthetic transformation.
Often problems occur when tuberous breast deformity, especially in it’s more subtle forms, is simply not diagnosed. When a surgeon doesn’t recognize the condition, he or she may only review with the patient common breast augmentation techniques. This approach will inevitably fail to address certain restrictions of the patient’s lower breast and may worsen areolar herniation. In order to achieve the optimal breast shape, moderate and severe instances of tubular breasts must be treated with a meticulous plan for breast reshaping and areolar placement based on the tubular breast type and the patient’s ideal post surgery silhouette.
Dr. Wooten has seen many degrees of severity and asymmetry in women looking to correct tuberous breasts. No two breast corrections should be planned in same manner. Each surgery varies significantly based on the individual’s breast shape, overall figure and vision for post surgery results. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with an expert level of experience in cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Wooten has a long-standing knowledge of and reputation for safely delivering beautiful results with tuberous breast correction.