Tuberous Breasts

Tuberous breasts refer to a congenital condition of primarilythe female breast.

Although it can occur in men –but very rarely. It occurs in about 5% of women who seek consultation for breast augmentation or breast enhancement surgery. The emotional effects can be severe and therefore the surgical correction will usually produce a very happy –self confident woman. The condition-although congenital in nature-that is present at birth-it does not manifest itself until the breasts begin to grow at puberty. The characteristics are often very clear –but can exist with only borderline elements-each of which can exist to varying degrees. The perfect breast does not exist but there are common elements shared consistently by all attractive  breasts. The tuberous breasts will deviate from these identifiable components consistently. Whereas the best looking breasts will have a broader base and then taper very gradually to the apex which will be at the nipple. The tuberous breast is narrow at its base and will Not taper as it approaches the nipple but remain elongated looking and appear very constricted throughout its entire length.There is usually a noticeable herniation-or a pushing through of the breast tissue into the areola giving the areola a distinctive puffy look.The condition is bilateral and has no known cause.The breasts are usually small and underdeveloped and thought to be due to a localized collagen defect. In addition to the narrow base and possibly smallsize,the fold may be noticeably high and the space between the breasts abnormally wide. The treatment is usually breast enlargement and reducing the puffiness of the areola at the same time. It is very fulfilling for a woman to have attractive breasts that she can be proud of and the distress of tuberosity can be eliminated very safely and effectively by specialized Plastic Surgery techniques and the use of quality,breastimplants readily available today. It is also very fulfilling as a Plastic Surgeon to have been able to help many women conquer what could be a devastating condition if left untreated.

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  1. Do you recommend any doctors near Sarasota, FL? I was born with tuberous breasts. When I was 18 my mom took me to a plastic surgeon and he put small saline implants in front of the muscle. They were uneven and my areolas got huge. I was in pain and was constricted to a level 3. After 19 years I had those removed, they were deflated somewhat too. A year and a half ago I had DD silicone put behind muscle. Problem is areolas are large and not in same spot and still very uneven because one did not drop! Please help I have had this problem from puberty til 39. I spent $16,000 and I am still gross.

  2. Hello.
    I’ve been to several doctors with this condition due to severe pain in my right breast which is tuberous.
    I have been advised that there is no known associated pain with this condition and my research also resulted the same. However, I have had numerous tests, scans, x-rays etc and there has been no other problem found.
    I am 31 years of age and I have been suffering since the age of 15 with this pain and it has progressively worsened. I am convinced that the pain is caused by, or connected with, the tuberous condition.
    Any advice or opinion you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

  3. I will be flying down from ny on the 10th of May, the implants I have now Look horrible and left me with an awful scar I don’t think the surgeon took into consideration that I had tubular breasts when he put the implant in.

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