Breast lift only for possible tuberous breasts? (photos)

I've always thought I had big areolas, but after some googling over the past year I think I may have mild tuberous breasts. I do not want implants, and am wondering if a breast lift w/ areola reduction would improve the shape of them. I don't care if they're still small. I know in some breast lifts they take out fat tissue but is that necessary? I don't have a lot to spare! Again, really don't want implants.

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Breast lift only for possible tuberous breasts?

Thank you for sharing your photos.

Yes, you have tuberous breast for what i can see in your photos. We would have to reduce the size of the areola and place an implant that could be round or anatomical on retro muscle or sub glandular position but all this is determined on the medical evaluation with a plastic surgeon so we could make a good operating plan and have great esthetic results.

I hope my answer will help you to your question.

Before undergoing any surgical procedure, please seek a board certified plastic surgeon


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Lift for Tuberous Breasts

Thank you for your question about Breast Lift.

Yes, a breast lift will correct areola position and size, but it will take breast implants or breast fat transfer to increase your breast base width.

To be sure, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift only for possible tuberous breasts?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well..
The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast…

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Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Tuberous breast

Thanks for your photos and question. Your photos do show some evidence of tuberous breast.  An areolar reduction alone can improve the appearance, although a small implant would improve your appearance as well. The implant would allow more stretching of the tissue below the nipple to round out that part of the breast. That being said, I believe you can achieve your desired improvement with areolar reduction alone.  Best Regards.

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