What is the best incision method to correct tuberous breast deformities? (photos)
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Best incision for tubular breasts?
What is the best incision method to correct tuberous breast deformities?
Constricted or tubular breasts tend to be too narrow with a breast crease that is too high. Tight ring-like bands of tissue around the areolae and nipples may create the appearance of protruding or puffy areolae. A higher than normal breast crease may make your nipples appear to be too low or down pointing. Constricted breast features can be very mild or severe. In fact, mild variations are relatively common. To summarize, the features can include:
- 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)
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
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Breast development and breast implants
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you.
Tuberous breasts or constricted breasts have a great deal tightness in the lower half of the breast. So much so that the breasts will not develop in the lower half. When the breast does start to develop, it will actually grow and extend into the nipple area and make the areolas dilate and protrude. The best result would involve a treatment to release the tight bands of tissue in the lower half of your breasts, and place breast implants. There may be some degree of lifting. This would be dependent on the size implants and your natural tissue tightness. The breast crease is the inframammary fold.
The article below will show you pictures of developmentally different breasts.
These can be corrected using either incision.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Breast Augmentation
Tuberous breast correction, some advices:
After having analyzed all the information and photos provided to us, i can identify that you have a underveloped and mild tubular Breast.
I recommend you perform a Tubular Breasts Correction with Breast Augmentation using silicon implants, at the same surgical time.
There is a surgical technique for Tuberous Breasts correction, by which it is arranged the tuberous areolar ring from inside, without requiring areolar reduction. In this technique we also need silicon implants, to get a better Breast volume and projection.
Therefore it is very important that the plastic surgeon who will perform the surgery, has the skills and vast experience in this type of procedure.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Incision for tuberous breasts
Tuberous breast deformity
Tuberous breasts are indeed difficult cosmetic surgeries. There are several ways to perform the augmentation as you see in the varied answers from my colleagues. I use the periareolar(through the armpit) approach and many times place the implant on top of the muscle. The need for a second surgery is common, so be prepared for this even if not discussed in you consultation.
Best of luck.
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