Breast Augmentation for Tubular Breasts
By Peter Fisher, MD on August 15, 2018
Tubular breasts refer to a breast deformity that causes the breasts to be misshaped, causing women to feel self-consciousness about their appearance. Breast augmentation can be performed to improve the size and shape of the breasts.
At San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Peter Fisher offers breast augmentation for tubular breasts. Read on to learn more about this procedure, and then contact our San Antonio, TX practice to schedule a consultation with us.
Causes of Tubular Breasts
Tubular breasts refer to a congenital deformity of the breasts with no known cause. It is believed that some abnormality occurs when the breast area is developing in utero. When puberty hits, the breasts don’t develop normally and fully.
Tubular Breast Correction
Tubular breasts may appear oval, pointed, or square in their size and shape, rather than having a natural rounded appearance. In addition, the breasts are often spaced more than 1.5 inches apart. The areolas may be large in size. In addition, the breasts may be different sizes.
Correcting this breast condition is challenging, as it may require reconstructive and lift techniques, along with placement of a breast implant.
First, the tissue at the lower pole of the breast may need to be released to create a wider base. If the condition is severe, a tissue expander may be placed to gradually stretch out the tissue.
Next, a breast implant will be placed to round out the shape of the breasts and create the illusion of more breast tissue. At this time, Dr. Fisher can also perform a breast lift to create a perkier appearance. This will allow the implants to sit in a more flattering position.
During the breast lift, Dr. Fisher will remove excess tissue and lift up the breast and areola. The skin surrounding the breast is tightened and reshaped. In addition, the size of the areola can be reduced to produce a more attractive appearance.
Finally, Dr. Fisher may need to lower the inframammary fold. Also known as the inframammary crease, this is the line under the breast where the breast and chest meet. This creates a more natural teardrop shape.
Planning Your Surgery
Tubular breast correction begins with a comprehensive consultation to accurately assess and diagnose your condition. Detailed measurements and photos will be taken, and an extensive review of your medical history will be discussed.
We may also require diagnostic testing to obtain a better picture of your overall health before your surgery date. A personalized treatment plan will be designed based on the extent of modification needed and your expected outcomes.
This surgery is usually an outpatient procedure and may last around three hours. If several levels of correction are required, this may be done over a period of time. Recovery time is expected to include at least a week’s time to heal at home, along with several additional weeks of continued healing.
If you want to undergo treatment to improve the appearance of tuberous breasts, schedule an appointment with our office for an in-depth assessment. You can contact us online or by calling 210-616-0798.
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