Possible to use a round implant in a tuberous breast? Will boobs look worse if they're not fixed with an operation? (photo)

Hello ,good afternoon, I have 35 years and have no children, I decided to have surgery and have visited three doctors, have told me I have mild tuberous breasts, two of the three doctors have told me to be put anatomical prothesis by the tuberosity and only one said I could also choose round implant, I rather like teardrop but my work is related to sports and I'm afraid that can rotate implants. do you think that a round implant could be good for my good and fix the tuberosity? many thankss

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Possible to use a round implant in a tuberous breast? Will boobs look worse if they're not fixed with an operation?


Thank you for your question. If you have small or asymmetrical  breasts then and you are not happy for this situation; then you can be a good candidate for breast augmentation operation. As it was also mentioned above,  small breast can be something that woman might want change. However choosing the right operation is the most important step in the planning of the operation. Therefore understanding the needs and the expectation of the patient is the most important thing and it needs a successful evaluation.

Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Round implants

Thank you for your question.  Round implants will do just fine with your anatomy in addition to correction of your medial IMF.  Good luck.

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Possible to use a round implant in a tuberous breast? Will boobs look worse if they're not fixed with an operation?Possible to u

Thank you for your question.  I do see medial inferior pole insufficiency but I do not see tuberous breast.  Personally I would choose a smooth round silicone gel implant.  I see no reason why he would need specifically to have to have a textured shaped implant.  A shaped implant would provide more inferior pole fullness but in my opinion a round implant should work as well.

Possible to use a round implant in a tuberous breast?

Thank you for the question. I think that you are starting at a good place and should have a very nice outcome with breast augmentation surgery, assuming you choose your plastic surgeon carefully and communicate your goals carefully as well. 

These days there are a variety of breast implants available; the variety of breast implant available raise a lot of questions from women considering breast augmentation surgery. Personally, I think that for most patients considering breast augmentation surgery, careful selection of plastic surgeon and careful communication of goals, far outweigh the specific type of breast implant utilized (when it comes to the success of the breast augmentation procedure).

Anatomical breast implants were designed to better simulate the natural breast shape; the problem with these implants is that if they shift or rotate, the entire breast will change shape as well. This change in breast shape may require further surgery to correct. Round implants, on the other the hand, can shift or rotate without changing the shape of the breasts. ***Overall, I find that beautiful outcomes can be achieved with the use of round saline or silicone gel breast implants for the vast majority of patients presenting with tuberous breasts.

Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:

1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. ***Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.

2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals. 

In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. For example, I have found that the use of words such as “very natural” or "C or D cup" etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.

Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. Again, the use of computer imaging has been very helpful during the communication process, in our practice.

3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery, after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers.

I hope this (and the attached link, dedicated to breast augmentation surgery for patients with tuberous breasts) helps. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with. 

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Round implants for mildly tuberous breasts

Hi. I can see no reason why a surgeon could not use round implants in your situation. Your breasts are only very mildly tuberous and I'm sure you will get a good result with rounds as opposed to anatomic / shaped implants. Good luck.

Paul Jason Skoll, MBChB, FRCS, FCS (SA) Plast
South Africa Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants the day after surgery

For additional volume I would use round implants to avoid any issues with rotation.  The nipple herniation can be addressed to improve you overall appearance and symmetry.

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