How much would it cost to fix my breasts? What is wrong with them?

After doing months of research i believe that i have tuberous breasts. I plan to donate an egg in order to pay for this surgery because it has been a major psychological problem. I currently reside in a Caribbean country but plan to have this surgery done in the U.S.A

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How much would it cost to fix my breasts? What is wrong with them?

Hi. You've made an excellent diagnosis. You , indeed , have tuberous breasts. There are varying degrees of tuberous breasts and yours are on the more extreme side. IMHO you will need to have a full breast lift with insertion of breasts implants. You will need to have staged procedures as it is my professional opinion that your breast cannot be corrected fully in just one procedure. Your are looking at approximately $7500 inclusive of surgeons fee,facility and anesthesia. This would be for the first stage. The costs for the second stage will depend on how much work can be accomplished in the first. Good luck Dr PG

How much would it cost to fix my breasts? What is wrong with them?

In order to make your breasts look their best - you will need in my opinion-- a mastopexy with implants. Your areolar size will be reduced to conform to your height and weight-- your nipples will be ideally repositioned and and excess skin removed. This process will give you your best shape and position. At the same time you can have silicone gel implants placed under the muscle. This will give you your best volume. See the surgery video here:

How much would it cost to fix my breasts? What is wrong with them?

Thank you for the question and pictures.
I think your breast photos do demonstrate some of the characteristics seen with tubular (constricted) breasts. For example, the distance from the areola to inframammary folds seems to be tight and relatively short. Your inframammary folds seem to be widely spaced from the midline of your chest. The areola do demonstrate some features associated with tubular breast such as an increased width and “puffiness”.  Breast ptosis is also present. It is most likely that you will benefit from a combination of breast augmentation/lifting surgery. You may find the attached link, dedicated to surgical correction of tuberous breasts/constricted breasts, helpful to you as you learn more.

When it comes to costs of surgery, there may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, type of breast implants (if utilized)… are some of the potential variables involved. You will find some average costs of surgery on this website and on individual plastic surgeons' websites as well.
In regards to outcome of the planned procedure, more important than costs of the procedures will be careful selection of your plastic surgeon. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to SEE lots of examples of their work AND preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done.
Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Again, I would also suggest that you do not base your selection of plastic surgeon primarily on costs of surgery; keep in mind that revisionary surgery may be more costly in many ways. I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.

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