Do I have tuberous breasts? (Photo)
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Thank you for your clinical post and photographs. From the photographs you appear to have a mild to moderate tuberous breast phenotype or constriction to the bottom pole.
You’d be a good candidate for a breast augmentation with release of the constricting bands and expansion of the inferior poles of the breast. A very high percentage of patients can breastfeed after breast augmentation but some can’t and just as some women without breast augmentation can’t feed successfully.
In general, the steps involve a thorough consultation with an experienced breast augmentation surgeon. I would seek out a consultation with a physician that has experience with or has a 3D photo imaging station such as the Vectra 3D. I’ve been using this device for 7 years and its advanced photo imaging station allows patients with my guidance to try on different size and shapes of implants and get a very accurate sense of what the ultimate post-operative result will be.
You need to prepare for the surgery and the post-op recovery of one week or less and allow a good 8-12 weeks for the implants to settle into the pocket and soften.
There are also opportunities for fat grafting in the tuberous breast phenotype as sometimes the inadequate amount inferior pole breast gland leads to a double bubble appearance on the lower pole, but in general this can be avoided by selecting the proper implant base, width characteristics.
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R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Minimal tuberous breast
Dr Rodger Shortt
Oakville plastic surgeon
Director of cosmetic surgery training
and Assistant clinical professor
Thank you for your question and photos. You appear to have some slight constriction of the lower poles. This can typically be addressed along with a straightforward breast augmentation using breast implants. I recommend that you book a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon who specialises in this procedure.
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Thank you for your questions and photos!
Your breast shape is slightly narrowed at the areola with some gland protruding more on the right side.
You would need a breast implant or fat grafting to shape the breast. There would need to be some release of the bands to achieve a good result. Breast feeding - it is not know who can or can not after surgery of the breast- whether it is augmentation, reduction or mastopexy.
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
Do I have tuberous breasts?
Small breast, breast augmentation candidate. some advices:
In my practice for cases like yours i recommend breast augmentation with implants. I prefer to use the Cohesive Gel - Silicone Breast Implants with textured cover ("gummy bear implants") They are quite safe and aesthetically best as they give a firmer consistency, better projection and natural appearance.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
A sub-pectoral implant (under the muscle), with a mild release of the breast tissue to lay a little flatter over the implant would be best for you, IMO. I don't think you would require a lift, and I would be hesitant to perform a lift on you being so young and with your desires to crest-feed in the future.
BA alone can interrupt your ability to breast feed, albeit very rarely, but dissection into the breast tissue to 'release ' it might increase your risk slightly. Weigh those risks carefully, and seek the advice of a BCPS in your area.
I try to tailor each breast augmentation operation to my patient's desires and body type. There are pros and cons regarding saline and silicone implants, and patient anatomy and preference play a role in selection. The same is true regarding implant projection. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and go to your consult with all your questions written down so you don't forget to ask something. Good Luck!