Tuberous Breast Deformity

Tuberous Breast Deformity Overview

Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital deformity that affects both men and women alike. This can effect one or both breasts and generally begins to appear during puberty when the breasts begin to develop and take shape. Surgery is the only option for correction of this deformity. Generally, patients choose to use a breast implant (silicone or saline) in asymmetric fashion and undergo concurrent mastopexy (also known as breast lift) at the same time. The breast implant insertion will help add volume where the deficit is present and the mastopexy procedure helps to address any enlarged areola or sagging. Recently we have also been utilizing a patient’s own fat cells to offer added volume as an alternative to using a breast implant.

Key characteristics for patients with tuberous breast deformity:

  • Enlarged, puffy areola
  • Wide spacing between breasts
  • Minimal breast tissue
  • Sagging
  • Higher than normal breast fold
  • Narrow base at the chestwall
  • Can be present in both female and male patients

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Ideal candidates for tuberous breast deformity surgery:

  • Be physically healthy
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Individuals that understand that this will likely be a staged surgical approach to accomplish the ideal desired results

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

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FAQ – Tuberous Breast Deformity

Tuberous breast is a congenital abnormality of the breast glands where patients present with volume and shape asymmetry, constriction deformity with circular bands internally, resulting in herniation of the breast tissue through the nipple areolar complex and widening of the areolar surface. This can occur in both women and men.

No, you do not need to use an implant if you want surgery. The tuberous shape of your breasts can be altered by reshaping your breasts, either through release of the constricted tissue alone or by a simultaneous breast lift. Although, if breast size is a concern, size can only be enhanced using an anatomical implant, round implant, or occasionally through fat grafting. Often times in an asymmetric fashion to balance volume and shape discrepancy.

Most patients are candidates for immediate placement of breast implants at the time of correction of their tuberous breasts. In very selected cases, tissue expanders are required to expand the skin prior to placement of a permanent implant. This would be done through two separate surgeries but this is not the case for everyone, especially if implants are not part of your treatment plan.

Although tuberous breast deformity is considered a congenital deformity, it is rarely covered by insurance plans. Please call our office at 310-274-2763 to see how we can help you with the process and set you up with a consultation to meet with Dr. Chahin and evaluate your individual needs. You will be provided with your proposed individualized surgical plan following your consultation with Dr. Chahin and expected realistic improvement after the procedure.

This is an outpatient procedure done at a hospital or an accredited ambulatory surgical facility (ASC).