Thanks to modern surgical techniques, surgeons can correct tuberous breast deformities to create a more ideal breast shape. Brisbane plastic surgeon, Dr Andrew Broadhurst, employs trusted, modern techniques to help you achieve the breasts you desire. Book a consultation to find out how this surgery can give you a more appealing and feminine breast shape, proportionate to your body.
What is Tuberous Breast Disorder?
Tuberous breast disorder, also known as “breast hypoplasia,” is usually first noticed during puberty. Some people describe the look of the breast as long or narrow. The nipple can appear larger or more prominent due to this irregular shape. The issue is purely aesthetic, which means it does not come along with any health issues or risks. Many women do not notice that their breasts have an odd shape and thus do not seek any treatment. For others, the condition can cause self-image issues and prevent them from wearing the bras or clothes they would like. In such cases, women can seek a solution through tuberous breast surgery.
There are four types of tuberous breast deformities. Type one describes the mildest form and type four describes the most severe. Due to the fact that this disorder is aesthetic, the problem (and ideal solution) is often in the eye of the beholder. As a result, every corrective surgery is tailored to suit the patient’s needs and goals.
Tuberous Breast with Dr Broadhurst
“I pride myself on the individual care and support I provide each of my patients. From your first consultation, I will work one-on-one with you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique body, fit your lifestyle and achieve the enhanced look you’ve been dreaming of.”
Your Initial Consultation
Every treatment is tailored to the patient. For this reason, you will need to have an initial appointment to establish your concerns about your breasts and how to correct them. This will be a virtual meeting, either on the phone or via FaceTime.
Dr Broadhurst will ask questions about your health and medical history in order to make sure you are suitable for surgery. It is important to raise any past surgeries you have had or any current medications. During this meeting, you will undergo a physical assessment to establish the issue with your breast shape and which methods will be used to correct it. Dr Broadhurst will advise the best path of treatment for your body whilst tailoring his approach to your preferences and ideal outcomes. We can answer any questions you may have in order to ensure you have a good idea of what to expect from your tuberous breast surgery.
Your Second Consultation
A few weeks before your surgery, you will have a second meeting with us. This will be in-person at one of our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, or Ballina locations. This second meeting will ensure you are fully informed and prepared, as well as give you the chance to ask any further questions. This consultation is at no cost to you.
We will discuss the surgery in-depth to confirm the details and give you a thorough idea of what to expect. Dr Broadhurst welcomes any questions you may have about tuberous breast surgery. With many years of experience, he will provide you with quality advice and care throughout the whole process. After this, you should have a good understanding of the before, during, and after surgery, including the healing process.
What to expect during your procedure?
The surgery is performed in a hospital facility under general anaesthesia. Surgeons use a number of methods during corrective surgery, depending on the needs of the patient. The most common approaches for tuberous breast surgery include:
- Breast augmentation
- Lift with augmentation
- Augmentation with fat transfer
- Breast reduction or lift
A discussion with your surgeon will help establish the best approach for your breasts. Placing breast implants is the typical approach to tuberous breast deformities. This is because implants create a fuller and more rounded shape that can correct the narrow and pointed shape of tuberous breasts. Implants come in many shapes and sizes. You can choose smooth or textured implants with a round or teardrop shape. Textured implants have a rough, pebbled feel, which helps them attach to the surrounding breast tissue. Whilst round implants can help create the desired shape and fullness, teardrop implants help create a more natural appearance. The teardrop shape is often suggested for patients who are more petite or who have wideset breasts.
For women who want to maintain the same size, a breast lift can reshape the breast for a more rounded look. It can correct the “drooping” appearance of the breast and create a more lifted and appealing shape. In cases where the tuberous breast appearance is mild, you may only need a breast lift to create the desired look. However, in more severe cases, a simple lift or implant is not enough to correct the tubular breast. The surgeon will have to surgically reshape the breast to produce a pleasing result. Sometimes, the areola (pigmented area around the nipple) is quite large and can be reduced in conjunction with other procedures.
Additionally, surgeons often carry out different surgeries on each breast, as tuberous breasts are sometimes different on each side. Your surgeon may use several methods to make sure the breast tissue is used effectively and that the breasts are in proportion to the rest of the body. The whole procedure can take about three hours to complete, but this can vary depending on which surgery you choose and the severity of your condition.