Treatment for tubular breasts & puffy nipples? (Photo)
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Tubular breast reconstructive surgery
Yes it appears you do have tuberous breasts. Tuberous breast correction is a very meticulous and specialized procedure and should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in this area. I prefer using a breast implant in conjunction with a periareolar incision for reconstructive tubular breast surgery as it provides the highest degree of control and accuracy when placing the implant. This surgical technique results in a natural, symmetrical, and full breast appearance. In order to restore a more ideal and rounded breast shape, you may also recommend a breast lift along with the augmentation. Each patient with tuberous breasts is unique, and so is their surgery. I would need to consult with you in person to determine the best tuberous breast correction surgery approach.
Surgical Options for Tubular Breasts
Tuberous Breasts/Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
- Inframammary fold (breast crease) too high
- Inframammary fold misshapen
- Breasts too narrow (disproportionately narrow base width)
- Insufficient breast skin
- Constricted or tubular shape, resulting from tight bands of tissue within breasts
- Protruding or bulging appearance of areolae (pigmented area around nipples)
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Treatment for tubular breasts & puffy nipples?
Generally, correction of tuberous breast anomalies involves breast augmentation with areola reduction / mastopexy procedure. The distance from the inframammary fold is increased (to create a more rounded out appearance). Proper implant positioning improves the distance (cleavage) between the breasts. The areola reduction helps to treat the pointed and "puffy" appearance of the areola.
In the most severe cases of tuberous breast, a more complete breast lift may also be necessary. In many cases however, a lift is not necessary. The patient should be aware that the final result will take months to see and that they will need to be patient and that revisionary surgery is more likely than in patients who do not present with tuberous (constricted) breasts.
In your case, if the appearance/shape/size of the breasts are a concern, you may be an excellent candidate for corrective surgery. When you are ready, please make sure you consult with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons who have significant (demonstrable) experience with this type of surgery. There are a lot of factors to consider when making recommendations; for example your life circumstances ( planned pregnancies, psychosocial situation…) and tolerance for scars are factors that should be taken into consideration by you and your plastic surgeon.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to corrective surgery for patients with tuberous/constricted breasts) helps. Best wishes.
Consult with a plastic surgeon in person
Tubular breast options
Treatment of tubular breasts . . . are implants required?
Although there are breast re-shaping techniques designed to correct a tubular breast, in my experience, patients similar to you benefit most from a procedure that includes:- release and lowering of the infra-mammary fold- placement of a breast implant- areolar reduction with or without a liftDuring a consultation, a plastic surgeon will be able to present the available treatment options along with the relative advantages and disadvantages so that you are better able to make an informed choice. Good luck.