Breast

Tuberous Breast Correction

Introduction

If you have tuberous breasts, you can get treatment and the breasts you want.

Women concerned about tuberous breasts — or who have any concern about the shape and appearance of their breasts — should call Sydney breast surgery specialist Dr Ellis Choy on 02 8962 9388 immediately. Even those who require the most complex reconstructive or revision procedures will find few, if any, more qualified and compassionate specialist plastic surgeons in the greater Sydney area, and for this reason, they should not delay in securing a consultation.

I have had tuberous breasts my whole life. I don’t even know if this problem can be fixed. And if I have surgery, will it look right afterward?

Many women are not happy with the shape of their breasts. As a woman’s breasts develop, they may take a form that is unsatisfactory, potentially leading to a loss of self-confidence or lack of intimacy. Tuberous breasts, also known as tubular breasts, or hypoplastic breasts, where insufficient glandular tissue exists, may be tubular, constricted, or herniated to varying degrees. All these conditions are relatively common and can be fixed with appropriate surgical procedures. Breast aesthetics play a significant role in self-perception, so symmetry and balance are the goals when undertaking tuberous breast correction.

Tuberous breasts are often noticed with the onset of puberty. The condition is not simply one of undeveloped small breasts, as there may be other underlying factors such as skin deficiency, malposition or herniation that exacerbate the appearance of the breasts. Women may exhibit one or more of these conditions, sometimes resulting in noticeable variations between the size and shape of both breasts. A tuberous breast correction will improve breast shape, symmetry and size.

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The Relationship Between Breast Augmentation and a Tuberous Breast Surgery

I don’t want to have two surgeries, but if I need two to get the look I want, can I combine them to save time and money?

Breast augmentation and tuberous breast correction are actually different procedures, although both may be performed simultaneously in a single breast surgery. If tuberous breast deformity goes undiagnosed or unrecognised, a breast augmentation alone won’t adequately address the problem, leading to unsatisfactory results. The technical skill of a highly qualified and experienced specialist plastic surgeon like Dr Ellis Choy, is required to address the situation appropriately and provide desirable aesthetic outcomes.

A precise balance between reshaping, areolar balancing, plus augmentation is appropriate for moderate to severe tuberous breast deformity. In other words, every tuberous breast scenario is different and needs to be addressed accordingly. These are just some of the reasons why a qualified tuberous breast correction specialist such as Dr Ellis Choy is the right surgeon for the job.

These factors make the consultation process crucial to a successful outcome for women who have tuberous breast concerns or other complex needs. Impeccable qualifications can outline a course of treatment, but a satisfying result requires a real understanding of the patient’s anatomy, experiences and goals, more than simply knowledge of the latest surgical techniques. Dr Choy understands that treating patients effectively always involves much more than just clinical concerns. For this reason, he views the patient dialogue as a component of treatment as relevant to an optimal outcome as operative care. Understanding your concerns and helping you meet your goals are his top priorities.

Tuberous breast correction procedure

A precise balance between reshaping, areolar balancing, plus augmentation is appropriate for moderate to severe tuberous breast deformity. In other words, every tuberous breast scenario is different, and needs to be addressed accordingly. These are just some of the reasons why a qualified tuberous breast correction specialist such as Dr Ellis Choy is the right person for the job.

My breasts are my breasts; they’re not like anyone else’s; how can I be sure I’ll still look like me after my surgery?

The surgical plan is based on individual anatomy plus personal preference for the desired breast shape. The consultation can include experimenting with inserts placed in a special bra to gain insight into desired outcomes. The surgery itself is generally performed as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately two to three hours.

A common tuberous breast correction procedure is to release constriction of the lower breast pole. This surgery assists by rounding the breast from the inside. If the tuberous breast correction is coupled with breast augmentation (implants), there are several factors to consider.

Additionally, breast implants can be placed above (subglandular) or below (submuscular) the chest muscle. There are several advantages of a submuscular augmentation. These include a softening of the breast’s upper pole, increased implant coverage, long-term stability and a decreased rate of contracture. Dr Choy is eminently qualified to discuss all the variables and options so you feel confident and educated about the procedure.

In most cases, the correction and augmentation can be carried out in a single operation. In situations where there are complex underlying issues with skin or breast tissue, several stages may be recommended. In these situations, a tissue expander (adjustable saline implant) may be temporarily fitted to expand the breast skin and tissue. Once the expander has achieved the desired breast size and shape, a permanent implant is fitted.

Recovery and After-care

Will a tuberous breast surgery have as long a recovery as a breast augmentation procedure? If I have both procedures, will my recovery be even longer?

As an outpatient, you will be able to return home on the day of the operation. Your plan should include the assistance of a friend or family member to drive you home. You will initially wear a surgical bra to aid recovery, and also have drain tubes fitted to release any unwanted fluids during the first week.

It’s not uncommon for patients to resume work or regular activities after this time, although any strenuous activity, including exercise, should be delayed a little longer. During the first two weeks, your breasts may be swollen or firm, although recovery is ongoing and the size and shape of your new breasts will become fully apparent within a couple of months. Any concerns during recovery can be addressed with Dr Choy, who will be with you every step of the way from consultation to operation and after-care.

The tuberous breast correction surgery cost will be determined by personal requirements and can be discussed with Dr Choy during your in-depth consultation. Prospective patients can also see the potential of their operation by viewing examples of Dr Choy’s work. Here are some tuberous breast correction before and after photos that exemplify the dramatic change possible in your appearance.

Who’s the best plastic surgeon in Sydney for my tuberous breast correction procedure?

Dr Ellis Choy brings impeccable credentials, natural talent and refined taste to the practice of cosmetic medicine which benefits his patients in the Sydney area and interstate patients who seek him out. While these much sought after characteristics already set him apart from his colleagues, patients select Dr Choy and return to the surgeon’s practices for his approachability, perceptiveness, empathy and sensitivity which lead to exceptional patient rapport and superlative outcomes.

Dr Choy trained at the University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has received accreditation from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as the Australasian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These credentials attest to Dr Choy’s innate desire to perfect his craft and achieve results which frequently exceed his clients’ expectations.

In his training and practice, Dr Choy exhibited and refined his talents as a surgeon in various specialities including skin oncology, general surgery, breast augmentation, and revision surgeries and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body, showing great distinction in each arena. The breadth of Dr Choy’s surgical knowledge has lead to his wide respect among his peers and make him a finalist amongst discerning patients, especially those seeking complex breast surgeries.

Clients in the Sydney area and environs concerned about the appearance of their breasts — or who are considering tubular breast treatment — should immediately schedule an appointment with Dr Choy as soon as one becomes available. They may call the doctor’s practice on 02 8962 9388 or even book a consultation online, if they, prefer but should not delay, as appointments are limited. Nor should anyone delay the life-changing benefits that expert surgery performed by Dr Choy can provide.

Why Patients in the Sydney Area and Beyond Trust Dr Choy