Tuberous Breast Deformity Correction

While tubular breasts may be deficient in size, they are not simply “small breasts” that have not completely developed. The characteristics of the Tuberous Breast Deformity include breast constriction, breast hypoplasia (small breast size or underdevelopment), breast skin deficiency, malposition of the inframammary fold (the crease beneath the breast), areolar herniation (puffiness or bulging of the nipple-areolar area), and breast asymmetry. Women may have one, several, or all of these anatomic hallmarks. Tuberous breast deformities are widely variable, and often demonstrate considerable discrepancies between both breasts in the same individual resulting in frequent asymmetry.

When the Tubular Breast Deformity is of a moderate or severe grade, women may be very focused on their breast shape, size, and symmetry issues. In certain instances where the manifestations of the deformity are milder, an individual may seek correction of breast hypoplasia (small breast size) only, and may not be aware of areolar prominence, breast constriction, inframammary fold malposition, and other mild shape aberrations.

In all cases, the specific physical manifestations of breast base constriction, fold position, breast skin envelope, breast volume, areolar herniation, and ptosis must be carefully qualified and quantified, and then married with your unique desires to determine the best tuberous breast treatment techniques. The technical approach must be meticulously personalised and customised for every nuance of inherent shape and size and for every aspect of individual desire.

After surgery, patients will see their results appear gradually as healing occurs and as swelling and bruising subside. It could take several months for the complete surgery results to be realised. Common side effects of the procedure include mild bruising, swelling and some soreness in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages can be used to help reduce these symptoms while healing takes place. Dr med. Strouthou will also prescribe pain medication and provide you with particular instruction on how to care for your incisions and minimise any potential complications after the procedure.

As a general note, patients usually return to work and other activities within a few days. Strenuous activities such as exercise should be avoided for a few weeks to give the breasts ample time to heal. Dr. med. Strouthou will be seeing you in her office once a week for a few weeks to monitor your recovery process and address any potential issues as they may arise.