Tuberous breasts are an oft-misunderstood anomaly that occurs when breast development is restricted by the surrounding tissues. Tuberous breasts have a small, narrow base, a lack of tissue and skin in the lower portion of the breasts, are sagging, have an unusually wide space between the breasts, a higher than normal fold beneath the breasts, and puffy or enlarged areolas. Another common characteristic of tuberous breasts is that they are asymmetrical.
If your breasts are tuberous, it may have a significant effect on your self-esteem. You may feel unattractive or self-conscious of your appearance and have trouble finding bras that fit you well.
Dr. George Sanders is very well-versed in techniques to correct tuberous breasts. He will work with you to find a solution to fix your breasts and help you feel beautiful and sexy.
What Can Be Done to Fix Tuberous Breasts?
The correction of tuberous breasts depends primarily on the severity of the condition. Minor cases of tuberous breasts can often be repaired in a single-stage surgery. The restricted tissue is released and breast implants are placed to restore a more attractive breast shape. If the breasts are asymmetrical, different sizes of implants can be used. The non-tuberous breast may also need to be reduced or lifted, depending on the particular case and desired outcomes.
Severe cases of tuberous breasts may require a two-stage surgery. First, the restricted tissue is released and a tissue expander placed to create room within the tissue to accommodate an implant. Later, the tissue expander is removed and replaced with an implant.
Finding the Best Surgeon to Correct Tuberous Breasts
Correcting tuberous breasts can have an enormous effect on your self-esteem, confidence and overall quality of life. The surgery is challenging and requires a high level of skill, knowledge and experience on the part of your surgeon.
If you are searching for a qualified surgeon to correct tuberous breasts, limit your search to board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Sanders that have a special interest in breast surgery. When consulting with a prospective surgeon, inquire about the number of patients with tuberous breasts that they have operated on and how often they perform the surgery. Look at before-and-after photographs of their previous patients with breasts similar to yours, and ask yourself if the results are satisfactory.
If you choose to work with Dr. Sanders, he will do everything possible to achieve your desired outcomes in terms of breast shape and size. During the pre-operative consultation, he will perform a thorough physical examination, discuss the problem at length and explain every detail of the surgery, including the specific size and type of breast implants he can use, and their pros and cons.
Dr. Sanders offers saline and silicone implants in various sizes. Teardrop implants are sometimes used because they have greater fullness in the lower portion of the breast, as opposed to round breast implants, which are circular and more symmetrical.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders, please contact our Encino office by calling (818) 981-3333 today.