Tuberous breast deformity, which is also be known as tubular breasts or constricted breasts, is a
result of an abnormality or congenital deformity which occurs in women. When a female is going through puberty, it can occasionally
happen that the breasts fail to develop normally and fully. The exact cause of this condition is not exactly known. It is thought that only one to
five per cent of patients that are seeking breast augmentation have this condition.
Tuberous breasts are not a condition of simply having small or underdeveloped breasts, it is an actual deformity that occurs during the process of
breast bud maturation. This deformity then results in a herniation of the nipple-areola complex due to a fibrous band of breast tissue. The effect this
deformity can have on the appearance of the breast varies from individual to individual and can range from mild to severe. Some typical characteristics
of a tuberous breast deformity include:
- * Enlarged and puffy areola
- * Unusually wide amount of space between the breasts
- * Limited amounts of breast tissue, especially in the lower poles
- * Sagging of the breast (ptosis), in its entirety or a specific portion
- * Breast fold that is higher than normal
- * Narrow breast base
This condition can bring about numerous nagging issues for a woman, a major one being that it can drastically affect the ability of a woman to
breastfeed. There are some cases where the breasts and milk glands have not developed enough to even produce milk. Fortunately, there are not any other
fertility or pregnancy issues that are affected by this condition.
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Tuberous Breast Correction
The appearance of tuberous breasts can be addressed with certain cosmetic procedures. There can be a variety of techniques that are used in addressing
this issue including: tissue expansion, breast augmentation, breast lifting and breast parenchymal re-shaping.
Tuberous breast correction can be more complicated than just a regular breast augmentation and it frequently requires a combination of techniques.
There are some rare cases where the physician must perform tissue expansion of the breast skin envelope prior to the augmentation.
If you have think you have this condition you should contact Dr. Brenner’s office for an in-depth, in-person consultation.
Additional breast conditions treatment options
When breast implants or other foreign objects are placed into the body, the body encapsulates it in a fibrous tissue lining.
Dr. Brenner’s skill in performing cosmetic breast procedures stems from his extensive training in breast reconstruction.