Tuberous Breast Correction Tuberous Breast Correction Tuberous breasts also known as tubular breasts or constricted breast deformity is a common congenital breast deformity that occurs in both men and women. While the exact cause is not known, plastic surgeons frequently commonly correct tuberous breasts through a combination of breast augmentation and breast lifts. Women with tubular breasts present to plastic surgeons demonstrating many of the same anatomic features: small and tight breasts, an abnormally narrow breast base, large areolas that are puffy and protrude, with tight breast skin below the nipple. This lower pole or base constriction results in poorly defined inframammary fold, sagging or ptosis, as well as a bulging or herniated areolar complex appearance. Significant improvements in both size and shape be accomplished through placement of either saline or silicone breast implants.
Treatment of tuberous breast with combined incisions
However, some women may notice that either one or both breasts are significantly asymmetrical and misshapen. Tuberous breasts, or constricted breasts, is a condition characterized by breasts that appear elongated in shape or have an abnormally large and protruding areola. Fortunately, Dr. Friedlander offers various surgical treatments to correct tuberous breasts to help women look and feel beautiful. Have a Question What are Tuberous Breasts?
In this condition, breast development is altered, with herniation of the parenchyma through the nipple-areolar complex, enlargement of this structure, and hypoplasia of the breast tissue, especially in the lower quadrants. The breast thus acquires a tubular shape rather than the natural conical look. Technical details must be individualized for each case depending on the severity and classification type of the tuberous breasts. Revision of periareolar surgery scar was not necessary in any case. In all cases, the final aesthetic result was satisfactory for the patient and the surgeon.
Several techniques have been proposed to correct this deformity, but the aesthetic results have generally been poor. Objective: The authors present their theory on the etiology of the deformity, which has been further substantiated by their histological series of patient findings over the course of 10 years. They also present their technique and experience in treating 22 patients 41 breasts over the past 10 years.