Tuberous Breasts: A Problem for 1 in 20 Women

Tuberous Breasts: A Problem for 1 in 20 Women

“Tuberous Breast Anomaly is more common than patients realise,” Dr Benjamin Norris tells patients at Form and Face. “At least five percent of women who come to see me for breast enhancement have tuberous breasts, and that condition can have significant implications for the way breast augmentation should be addressed.”

Tuberous breasts do not present a threat to a woman’s health, but the condition can markedly affect her self-esteem. If you are dissatisfied with the shape, size, and symmetry of your breasts and are considering surgery, this article will give you the foundational information you need to take the next step: a consultation with an accredited plastic surgeon.

Take the Test for Tuberous Breasts

Tuberous Breast Anomaly (TBA) is a congenital condition that causes one or both breasts to develop abnormally during puberty. It derives its name from the tube-like appearance that affected breasts take on. The cause of tuberous breasts is still uncertain, though some studies indicate that a genetic link to collagen deposition may be a key factor.

Unlike the effects of simple ageing and gravity, which can deflate breasts and make them sag, TBA causes different irregularities. The following are the most common symptoms associated with tuberous breasts:

  • Conical shape with enlarged areola
  • Flat appearance to the top half of the breast
  • Unusually narrow breast base
  • Abnormally large space between the breasts
  • Tight breast skin under nipple
  • Poorly defined or non-existent inframammary fold
  • Breast tissue that seems to project into areola and nipple
  • Asymmetrical breasts (because only one was affected by TBA)

“Dr Norris, Which Breast Augmentation is Best?”

This is a question that patients with TBA frequently ask at the start of their initial consultation at Form and Face. Dr Norris can’t answeruntil he’s performed a comprehensive physical examination and spoken at length with the patient about her body, her breasts, her lifestyle, and her enhancement goals.

Based on these factors, Dr Norris will develop a treatment plan that will deliver optimal results, using:

  • Breast Implant Surgery – Correct placement of silicone or saline implants provides the fullness tuberous breasts are lacking. Implants are also useful for correcting symmetry when only one breast has been affected.
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – A breast lift is an effective way to correct sagging breast tissue and also normalise the appearance of an enlarged and protruding areola.

Tuberous Breast Correction & Augmentation

Breast enhancement surgery to correct tuberous breast deformities is performed on an outpatient basis. Our patients are usually able to return home the same day. Most will spend the first two days resting and managing discomfort with oral pain medication. Patients are usually able to return to work and regular activities within 1 week after surgery.

The technical and aesthetic approach to any kind of breast enhancement procedure must be meticulously personalised and customised for every nuance of inherent shape, size and for every aspect of individual desire.Fortunately, Dr Norris is distinguished in his field and can offer his patients:

  • Extensive experience in tuberous breast correction
  • Superior certification and accreditation
  • A profound empathy for the physical/emotional impact of TBA
  • A passion for attaining natural-looking results that can be truly transformative
  • Creating a patient experience that is extraordinarily warm, familiar, and comfortable

Treatment for Tuberous Breasts at Form and Face

Are you uncertain whether you have tuberous breasts or whether the changes in your bustline are due to ageing? Would you like to know more about what Dr Norris can do to correct the shape, size, and symmetry of your breasts? If so, please contact Form and Faceon 02 9387 3800 to schedule an exploratory consultation.

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