Is it possible to have only one tuberous breast? (Photo)
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Single tuberous breast
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Thank you for your question and photo. Yes, asymmetries are common, not just regarding size but shape as well.
I recommend that you book a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon who can examine you and make recommendations to even things out for you.
All the best
Tuberous Breasts: information
Thank you for your questions and photos.
I understand your feelings.
I don't believe you have a right tuberouus breast but rather than a moderate breast asymmetry.
Tuberous breast is a clinical diagnosis that can present in a wide spectrum from minimal to significant.
The typical characteristics include:
1)enlarged and puffy nipple areola complex (NAC)
2)unusually wide spacing between the breasts
3)minimal breast tissue
5)higher than normal breast fold
6)a constricted narrow breast base on the chest wall
7)asymmetry of the breasts
There is a spectrum of presentation and the appearance of the breasts can include just a few to all of the above characteristics.
I believe you would have a very good result with differential sized implants and correction of your asymmetric inframammary folds.
I recommend that you make several consultative appointments with Plastic Surgeons who are experienced and Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition ideally they are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
I wish you my best and success,
R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS
Diplomate and Certified by the Am. Bd. of Plastic Surgery
4646 Brockton Ave
Riverside, Ca 92506
Is it possible to have only one tuberous breast?
Yes, it is possible to have only one tuberous breast. While you don't fit the classical definition of a tuberous breast, you can see that one breast is round and well developed, while the other seems smaller, tighter, and has a band-like shadow on the lower inner aspect of the mound.
There is no need to correct this unless you are having breast augmentation or breast implant surgery. It is a difficult problem to correct. Luckily, you have a minor finding compared to most that I have to repair. Because you have differences in inframammary fold height confirming mild-moderate lower pole constriction of your right breast, your surgeon will have to address this with fold reshaping and even a periareolar mastopexy to tighten loose tissue and reduce the size of your areola. This may require a left sided areola reduction as well. The reason I say this is that your areola make up a significant percentage of your visible breast skin. Breast implants will stretch them out and create some amount of visual disproportion.
I recommend that you have a frank discussion with your plastic surgeon about these issues prior to surgery.
Tuberous breasts one side?
1) Puffy or herniated areola.
2) Widely spaced breasts.
3) High breast fold.
4) Constricted lower pole or deficient tissue in lower part of the breast.
5) Minimal breast tissue.
6) Narrow base or small "footprint" of the breast.
I cannot see strong signs of a tuberous breast in your photos! Either way, breast implants and breast surgery can help to improve your situation. For more information on breast implants, see the link below:
Best wishes awlays, Dr. ALDO