Hi, I have tubular breast, not too too severe case, but probably due to a bad skin quality, my gland is pushing towards the areola making it puffy, and also I don't have a full lower pole of my breast. I'm looking for a surgeon, in NYC, who HAVE EXPERIENCE in correcting this anomaly. Thank you very much
NYC Surgeon w/ Experience in Tubular Breast Correction
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Doctor referral for tubular breasts
Thank you for your question.
Tubular breasts are actually more common than women think. They present different degrees of severity. Consequently, the surgical options vary depending on whether you want the breasts larger or the same size. Most women opt for larger breasts as well as correction of the deformity. Given your description, you probably do not require 2 operations. As a pediatric and adult plastic surgeon, I frequently examine such patients. All the best, TZ
Breast augmentation for tuberous breasts
Whoever you go to I would ask to see examples of patients they have done. I would also look at photos of their standard breast augmentations as well as most doctors probably won't have a lot of before and after photos for tuberous breasts.
Tubular breast deformity?
The correction of this problem is highly individual as there are several factors that might affect the scar pattern or whether implants are required. Photos would be helpful, but a physiccal exam would really be best to make a plan for you.
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Correction of tubular breasts.
We see about ten patients a year with this relatively rare condition (it does sound like you have it), and so have substantial experience and would be delighted to see you, but there are excellent surgeons in Montreal!
The keys to success are to correct the areolar size and bulging, and to release the constricted lower part of the breasts. Implants are not essential to correct tubular breasts, but they are usually used, because tubular breasts tend to be small. Everything is done through a circular scar around the nipple.
Fat injections can help in selected cases.
Correction of Tubular Breasts
Most board certified plastic surgeons are comfortable with the treatment of tuberous breast deformities. To find a surgeon in your area, I would recommend you visit the website for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. I've listed their website below. Best of luck.
Web reference: http://www.plasticsurgery.org
Breast Implants - Correction of Tuberous Breasts
Hi kyana in Montreal, QC,
There are actually many surgeons in many different locations who should be able to help you address this issue. You can start by speaking with your doctors and asking for recommendations. If that doesn't work take a look at surgery dot org and plasticsurgery.org. You should be able to get a list of doctors that you can contact and speak to in person.
If you do an online consult, be sure to include a series of photos - I usually request five - after ascertaining that the doctor can do an online consult. I usually request a photo from the front, each side, and each 45 degree (called a three quarter view). You can leave your face off and you can also rest assured that the photos will remain confidential (that is, most surgeons will tell you that from the outset).
There are many different ways of correcting this. These include implants alone, skin reduction and/or lift, or a combination. The best procedure is usually determined by your anatomy, and is then subject to what you're willing to undergo. A consultation with a board-certified surgeon is, therefore, recommended.
I hope that this helps, and good luck,
Web reference: http://www.bodysculpture.com
Most plastic surgeons are able to correct a tuberous breast with a breast lift and implants. Sometimes is takes more than one procedure to get the results you are looking for. Good luck!
Web reference: http://www.instituteplasticsurgery.com
Treatment of tubular breast
Tubular breast is usually fairly easy to correct. There are many plastic surgeons who are experienced in this type of surgery. Look for a plastic surgeon board who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and preferably someone who specializes in breast. Many of us in NYC perform this type of surgery on a regular basis; there are also surgeons in Canada who specialize in breast. Hope this helps and good luck.
Tracy M. Pfeifer, MD, MS
Natural Fat grafting for Tubular or constricted breast
Tubular Breast Deformity
This condition is fairly common, and I deal with this type of deformity frequently. There are differeing degrees of severity of tubular deformities, each requiring differing surgeries. This ranges from the use of implants, to surgical disruption of the fibrous bands that are causing the abnormal shape of the breast, and are forcing the breast tissue to herniate through the nipple-areolar area. The recovery period and risk of recurrence (which is low) varies according to the severity of your condition.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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