Correcting tuberous breasts with expanders. How long until I get implants?
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Thank you for your question. When necessary, tissue expanders can be placed for a few months to achieve desired expansion. Alternately, constricted breast tissue can often be expanded with radial scoring, areola reduction/lift and placement of silicone gel implants in the sub mammary position to fill out the newly created shape. I recommend that you meet with more than one board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options before choosing your plan.
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Tissue expanders and breast surgery
No tissue expanders needed
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Tuberous breasts and tissue expanders
Thank you for your question. It is difficult to comment without pictures, however, it is very uncommon for tissue expanders to be used prior to breast implants in a cosmetic setting. Especially with the size you're mentioning, implants can be placed with the release of the breast tissue in the same setting without the need for expanders. In general however, expanders will need to be in for a few months prior to them being exchanged. They are also other options of expandable implants that can be used.