Tuberous Breast Correction Sydney
What are tuberous breasts?
If you have tuberous breasts, you may have thought about getting a breast augmentation, and Dr Moradi is the perfect specialist plastic surgeon for you.
The condition is also known as breast hypoplasia, and is caused when the breast tissue does not proliferate properly during puberty. There is a lack of glandular tissue in the breasts.
However puberty is not always the cause of tuberous breasts, as they can also be caused by skin deficiency and malposition that impact the appearance of the breasts.
Tuberous breasts do not present any health concerns for women, however it can impact the ability to breastfeed.
Alternative Terms for Tubular breasts
- Breasts that appear cone-shaped or conical
- Constricted breast base
- Narrow breasts - they almost seem tapered vs rounded
- 'Snoopy look' deformity - sagging down and slightly under rather than forward-facing
If you have gone through puberty and your breasts still appear out of proportion or 'constricted' and puffy looking, then corrective surgery for tuberous breasts may be worth exploring.
One of the classic findings in tuberous breast deformity is the herniation of the areolar complex, a high inframammary crease, deficient breast tissue in the lower pole and asymmetry.
Pair tuberous breast correction surgery with a breast augmentation implant
Dr Moradi can help you decide and achieve the look, size and shape of your breasts you want.
What do tuberous breasts look like?
The condition is diagnosed in women, based on the appearance of their breasts. In general, the breasts will be lacking tissue in all directions.
- Breasts lack symmetry
- Variation in size between breasts
- Can appear pointed, oval or squared
- Areola may be enlarged
- Area around the nipple may be collapsed or constricted
- Constricted breast base
- More than 1.5 inches between breasts
- Little upper pole fullness
- Ptotic (sagging) breasts may be tuberous, due to the under-developed appearance, however not always the case
- Breasts look somewhat pointed in shape with puffy nipples.
What the correction procedure looks like
You will begin with an initial consultation with specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Moradi, where he will learn to understand your ideal breasts. Dr Moradi will diagnosis your condition, and find appropriate surgical procedure for you that can enhance the appearance of the breasts by improving the shape, size and symmetry.
Every patient is different, and your treatment will depend on the severity level of your tuberous breasts.
The surgery for tuberous breasts can be changed to allow for it to be coupled with a breast augmentation (see video below) if this is your preference. Both the correction and augmentation might even be done during the one operation, however it may take two operations if it's a complex matter.
The common procedure for correcting tuberous breasts is to release the constriction of the lower breast pole.
You may also have a tissue expander inserted temporarily to increase the size and shape of the breasts. Once this is completed, a permanent implant can replace the expander.
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How long is the recovery?
Generally, patients will spend at least one night in hospital or be picked up and driven home by a friend or family member.
You must take one week off work and not not engage in any strenuous activity, including exercise while your breasts are healing over the following six weeks.
Choose Dr Moradi
Women looking for breast surgery in Sydney, should book an appointment with Dr Moradi. Dr Moradi is an exceptionally skilled specialist plastic surgeon and can give you the appearance you desire.
Please click here or call Dr Moradi's team on (02) 80 698 974 to book in for a consultation.
In Australia, yes you can. There is a Medicare item number that covers the surgery. This dramatically reduces the fees for surgery as the hospital, implant and theatre costs are covered. Your fee will only be for the surgeon, assistant and anaesthetist. Be wary of surgeons charging you for implants and hospital fees and then pocketing your savings, for example, your insurer pays for those costs but the surgeon still charges you for them essentially double-dipping.
The medicare number for tuberous breast deformity is 45060. If it's confirmed as tuberous breast deformity, this number can be used.
Developmental breast abnormality, single-stage correction of, if:
The correction involves either:
- Bilateral mastopexy for symmetrical tubular breasts; or
- Surgery on both breasts with a combination of insertion of one or more implants (which must have at least a 10% volume difference), mastopexy or reduction mammaplasty, if there is a difference in breast volume, as demonstrated by an appropriate volumetric measurement technique, of at least 20% in normally shaped breasts, or 10% in tubular breasts or in breasts with abnormally high inframammary folds.
And photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes.