Size/Tuberous Breast, constricted breasts. (photos)
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Tuberous Breasts/Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
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!
Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Tuberous or constricted breasts
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Unfortunately, your consultation didn't leave you with the information necessary for you to understand breast augmentation in general, or your particular situation. You're worried that you might need a revision surgery, but you disagree with your doctor's recommendation and want a much bigger implant to achieve a bra cup size that you think you want.
You need to stop and think for a minute. You need to understand that breast augmentation is not limitless, and that the most common reason for complications that lead to reoperation is inappropriately large implants. This is true even more for women with constricted breasts like you.
You should have a few more consults with ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons and abandon your preconceived notions about what you think you want or what you think you can get.
Best of luck!
Augmentation with tuberous constricted breasts.
Serial expansion with two surgeries best option
Tuberous Braest Constriction
Tuberous breasts do not need correction, but if you want to change their appearance and increase their size this can be done through skilled breast augmentation surgery. I recommend that you seek a board certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in this area.
My patients find it helpful to try on the implant sizers with a form fitting t-shirt in the office in order to get an idea of the look they are comfortable with.
All the best
Tuberous breast implant size
Tuberous breast surgery 'snoopy breast correction' is very difficult. It involves simultaneous nipple-areolar reduction, correction of asymmetry, and placement of an implant. Therefore the chance of needing a touch-up is very high.
There are ways to minimize the chance of revision: conservative sizes, selecting the appropriate implant projection, and some scoring of the internal tissues. Too much of any of those causes trouble, sometimes uncorrectable trouble if nipple vascularity is compromised by excessive scoring, for example.
Correction of tuberous breasts are definitely the 'graduate course', as they say, so experience is a must.