As a breast surgery specialist I come across many different types of breast conditions. One of these conditions is tuberous breast deformity. It occurs during breast development and can affect either one or both breasts.
Typically the characteristics of tuberous breast deformity are:
1) Constricted or narrow breast base
2) Puffy enlarged areola
3) High breast fold
4) Ptotic, or droopy, nipples
Women can exhibit some or all of these characteristics. Here are two examples of tuberous breast deformity. Notice that eventhough these patients both have tuberous breasts, they show different characteristics.
The treatment for tuberous breast deformity center around widening the breast base, releasing the constricting bands and in some cases making the areolas smaller and less puffy. If a woman has a true tuberous breast deformity, a traditional breast augmentation will not correct the issues. In fact, the tuberosity may look worse if an implant is placed without addressing the other components of the tuberous breast.
To learn more about breast implants and breast surgery and to view before and after pictures of tuberous breasts visit my website at drdadvandplasticsurgery.com.