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Tuberous Breasts

Tuberous Breast Surgery

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.

How are Tuberous Breasts Treated?

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.

Who is a Candidate for Tuberous Breast Treatment?

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.

How is Tuberous Breast Treatment Performed?

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 materials. 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.

Recovery and Results

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 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 followup 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.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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