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Tuberous Breast

Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2012 by Dr. Babak Dadvand

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.

tuberous breast photo 1

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.

tuberous breast photo 2

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.

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