Do Tubular Breasts Heal Differently After Breast Augmentation?
- Asked by KateMa in michigan
- 3 years ago
I opted for breast augmentation to correct or at least improve my tubular breasts (with very high breast folds). It's been 2 months and I am not seeing the smooth shape I expected at this stage. I still see a line (where the implant is sitting, I guess) and it totally LOOKS like a boob job.
I wanted to know if I am being realistic with my healing time. Will this crease improve over time? Is there something I can be doing to help the healing along? Will I ever look smooth? Thanks!
Breast implants not enough to correct tubular breasts.
1) The thing to understand is that women with tubular breasts really need breast reconstruction, with reshaping and spreading out of the breast tissue itself, by internal incisions. This is the key step to get normal shape, not breast implants. It does not look like you had this done.
2) I am afraid this will not improve on its own. Of course wait another four months at least, but eventually you will need a revision. It may never be perfect, but I think it can be better.
Tubular breast deformity
Tubular breasts are tough to correct, and the first thing I always tell patients is that their breasts may not ever look completely normal. That being said, it looks like there is still some banding of your breast tissue that could be released. I have seen this happen after tubular breast correction, and it's frustrating for both surgeon and patient. The line you see is the band; the implants are sitting in the correct space. I suggest giving it at least six months prior to any revision surgery, and speaking with your surgeon about this. This is a tough problem, but it looks like you've come a significant part of the way towards correction. Good luck and best wishes, /nsn.
Snoopy Dog Breasts
It is obvious from your post op photo that you were born with a tubular breast deformity. This will not correct on its own and you will need a secondary procedure to improve your shape. Your original surgery should have included some reshaping (mastopexy) in addition the the augmentation. You can still obtain a nice result but there will be additional scars around the areola and the cost/inconvience of a secondary procedure. If your original surgeon willnot/cannot perform the next procedure, maybe there can be some financial reimbursement to help cover the cost of the secondary procedure.
David R Finkle, MD
Web reference: http://www.bodybyfinkle.com
Recent Breast Augmentation Reviews
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Tuberous/tubular breasts and post operative shape and healing
It may take at least 6 months for the crease in tubular or tuberous breast to resolve or improve after breast augmentation. I would suggest waiting at least this amount of time before suggesting a revisionary surgery. If after that period of time the shape has not improved, you could consider a surgery that would involve scoring or releasing the base of the breast to allow it to unfurl, along with a donut shaped skin resection (mastopexy) around the areola (pigmented area around the nipple).
Tubular breast correction
Tubular breast can be pretty difficult to correct. It looks as though there is some banding that has not been completely released. I would wait at least 6 months before you consider any revisionary surgery. This will also give your breast a little more time to heal and settle. Understand though that your breast may never be completely corrected, but improvement is a definite possibility. Definitely go talk to your plastic surgeon about this.
Web reference: http://www.prplastic.com
Healing After #BreastAugmentation for Tubular Breasts
To correct a tuberous breast deformity, the internal bands of tissues need to be released formally. If this did not happen, you can end up with a persistent band along the lower aspect of the breast. Time may help to soften this appearance, but there is no way to predict how much.
Continue to follow up with your surgeon to ensure that you progress as planned.
Best of luck,
Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
Web reference: http://www.marinaesthetics.com/breast-augmentation/
Tubular breasts and double bubble deformity photos/pics
AT this point in time, I would allow at least 6 months to elapse prior to considering any revisions. Subseqeunt to this, believe you could undergo dual plane approach with radial relaxing incsions.
You may need to have corrective surgery
You have sever tubular breast and the treatment for this condition is complex.Your current implants are submuscular .The breast tissue is constricted and implant pocket did not release this band. You need to discuss your concern with your surgeon and if he caan not help you,get another opnion. I been using fat grafting for the patients with tubular breast and I have find it to give better result than implants.
Banding after Breast Augmentation with Tuberous Breasts
It appears your breast constriction were not completely released resulting in the residual banding. A complete release of the constriction by using an around the bottom of the areola (IE periareolar) incision with the placement of radial cuts through the breast tissue along the bottom third to half of the breast is frequently necessary. Part of the problem here may have been be due to limited access allowed by the surgical approach through the fold of the breast. Once the breasts are soft and free of surgically related inflammation, you could have this result revised.
Tubular Breast Healing
One (of several problems) with tubular breasts is tightness and lack of your tissue on the lower part of the breast. It can take 6-12 months to loosen so I would continue your capsular stretching exercises. Sometimes by re-operating we can spread the tissue under your nipple out but it is too early to think about this
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