How Do I Find a Surgeon That Specializes in Tubular Breast Argumentation and Benelli Lift? (photo)

How would I go about finding a surgeon that specializes or has experience in correcting tubular breasts with an augmentation and lift, particularly the Binelli lift. I have seen so many before and afters, but rarely do I see tubular breast before and afters. I have delt with my breast shape for my whole life, and am looking forward to new breasts :) Any advise. Thank you!~

Doctor Answers 11

Tuberous breast?

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Thank you for your question!  Given your photos, it does not appear that you have a true tuberous breast/constricted breast deformity.  The standard procedure for this procedure would be placement of an implant (or tissue expander, depending on the lower pole of your breast) as well as a circumareolar breast lift.  These modalities would correct the issues with tuberous breast: constricted breast at the inferior pole, via breast prosthetic; scoring of the tissue to release the bands; lowering the inframammary fold; correcting the herniation of breast tissue into the areolae; and decreasing the overall size of the areolae.  These are the hallmarks of tuberous breasts.  

Your issue is more with breast asymmetry - You would likely get great results with an implant and breast lift to correct the asymmetry.

Consult with a plastic surgeon well-versed in breast surgery and discuss your goals and expectations.  S/he will then be able to examine and discuss the various options and assist you in deciding which decision os the right one for you, given your desires.  I would expect a very pleasing result for you!  Hope that this helps!  Best wishes for a wonderful result!

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Breast Lift/Implants

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Based on your pictures I do not think you have a tubular breast deformity.  You have breast asymmetry that can be addressed by an augmentation and lift.


Dr. ES

Tubular breast correction with benelli mastopexy and augmentation mastopexy

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tubular breast correction with benelli mastopexy and augmentation mastopexy

  • i dont believe this is really your situation but
  • you will benefit from a lift and implant
  • periareola or benelli type lift with the correct gel implant will give a great improvement
  • call for an appt 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Tubular breast surgeon?

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I evaluated your post earlier and it seems you are receiving inappropriate guidance.  You do not have tuberous breasts, and in my opinion do not need either of the procedures you are referring to now. I suggest a second opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic breast surgery.

Andrew Stewart, MD
Charleston Plastic Surgeon

Tuberous breasts?

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First, based upon your photos, it does not look like you have a tuberous breast. I perform many circumareola lifts often with implants.  The Benelli's when done without an implant often look flat centrally.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Experienced Plastic Surgeons

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I would interview a few PS and look at before and after photos.  Tubular breast deformity is a relatively uncommon  abnormality fixed by two very common procedures which is an augmentation and concentric mastopexy. If you like the surgeon and like his results from concentric lifts in non-tubualr breasts then I would go with that PS.   A PS who speicalizes in only tubular breast deformities would be one that is not very busy.

Robert Kearney, MD, FACS
La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Finding an experienced plastic surgeon

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I agree with my colleagues that you probably don't have tuberous breasts and that any plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery should have the training necessary for your breast surgery. However, every surgeon is different and you should seek a consultation with one or more plastic surgeons in your area to decide which one is best for you. Good luck to you.

Margaret Skiles, MD (retired)
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon

Tubular Bresat Augmentation in California

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Tubular breast augmentation is one of the most challenging types of breast augmenation in Southern California. It requires using breast implants to enlarge the breasts with different volumes in order to achieve breast symmetry, as well as lifting the breasts with a peri-areolar or Benilli breast lift. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in breast surgery including correction of tubular breast deformity I feel very comfortable with Benilli peri-areolar breast lift.

Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

How Do I Find a Surgeon

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Tuberous breasts are fairly common and most plastic surgeons are experienced at correction of them. Your photos, however, have little evidence of a tuberous deformity. They look more like they have a little asymmetry and ptosis. Again, these are common problems that most plastic surgeons doing breast surgery see all the time. Consult with 2-3 doctors and ask to see pre and post op photos to get an idea of their talents.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Tubular breasts--maybe not

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There are a number of features that define a tubular breast:
•Wide and puffy areolae
•widely spaced breasts
•high breast fold
•constricted lower pole (deficient tissue in lower half of the breast
•minimal breast tissue
•high breast fold
•narrow base of the breast

The only one of these features that I can see in these photos is widely spaced breasts. The right side has a bit more ptosis (sag) than the left. 

I think that a breast augmentation and lift would do you well. Without a live exam, it is hard to say what lift will be best, but on the right side some skin will probably need to be removed for best symmetry, so it may be that that side will need more incision.  

 When you ready for an in person consultation, RealSelf has listings of surgeons in your area. You should consider cross referencing the listings from the The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (plasticsurgery dot org). A listing in the ASPS website assures you that your surgeon is not only board certified,  but also is a member in good standing of the major plastic surgery organization in the U. S.

Thank your for your question, best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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