Enhance the shape and position of your breasts
Tuberous breasts, or breast hypoplasia, are the results of a congenital deformity, preventing the breasts from developing normally. When the breasts are tuberous, they appear oval or pointed instead of round and often lack symmetry. The exact cause of tuberous breasts is unknown, however, it can be linked to a genetic disorder in collagen. While tuberous breasts are not a health risk, many women find their appearance bothersome and seek surgical intervention to enhance their appearance and confidence.
Tuberous breasts can be treated with a surgical procedure to release the constricted breast tissue and enhance their appearance with the use of implants. Because tuberous breasts will differ depending on the patient, their correction will differ as well. Dr. Berman will determine the techniques and implants that are best for them based on their unique anatomy and concerns.
Candidates for surgical corrections of tuberous breasts are those who are bothered by the appearance of their breasts due to the condition. Those with abnormally shaped breasts or severe asymmetry can benefit from tuberous breast surgery to restore their appearance. Patients must be in good physical health in order to undergo the surgical procedure involved and be prepared for some time off to recover.
Tuberous breast surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is similar to the traditional breast augmentation procedure. An incision will then be made within the breast crease for an implant to be inserted. Implants are available in different sizes, shapes, and material. Dr. Berman will help you choose the implants that will address your condition. Once the implants are placed, the incision will be closed and bandaged. A breast lift may also be involved during your procedure to lift the breasts to a perkier position as well as reposition the nipples.
After tuberous breast treatment, patients can expect some recovery time to rest and ensure proper healing. this often involves at least a week off work. Patients will likely be instructed to wear a compression garment as often as possible to minimize swelling and ensure the implants settle properly. Discomfort can be managed with a prescription pain medication from Dr. Berman and the use of an ice pack. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks until Dr. Berman gives patients the okay.
Swelling can linger for many months after the procedure, however, as it resolves, patients can enjoy the appearance of their newly shaped breasts. After tuberous breast treatment, the breasts will appear rounder and more symmetrical. Breast implants can last for many years, but patients should be aware of signs of complications and have follow up appointments to check the structure of their implants.
To learn more about tuberous breast treatment or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Berman in Boca Raton, FL, contact our office.
Do tuberous breasts grow during pregnancy?
Tuberous breasts and hypoplasia can cause difficulty breastfeeding as the structures that produce breastmilk can be either missing or severely underdeveloped. It’s possible that, in some cases, the breasts will not grow during pregnancy or after. However, the ability to breastfeed does not necessarily mean that a patient does not have hypoplasia or tuberous breasts.
What causes breast hypoplasia?
Hypoplasia, also known as tuberous or tubular breasts, is caused by an under-development of breast tissue. The exact cause is unknown, but generally, tuberous breasts form when the lower half of the breast does not develop fully and the overlying skin is tight, resulting in the widely spaced, long, or drooping appearance.
How do I know if I have hypoplastic breasts?
Hypoplastic, or tuberous, breasts can be diagnosed by a plastic surgeon or primary care doctor and are usually identified by their characteristic appearance. Signs of hypoplastic breasts also include a lack of development by age thirteen and difficulty or inability to breastfeed.