What Are Tuberous Breasts?

What Are Tuberous Breasts?

It’s not uncommon to associate breast enhancement techniques with cosmetic purposes. Many women take issue with the size, shape and fullness of their breasts and desire augmentation to improve their balance and overall proportion to the rest of the body.

However, cosmetic rejuvenation is not the only reason why women might consider breast augmentation with Dr Morris Ritz. Congenital deformity resulting in tuberous breasts is often remedied with implants as well.

What Are Tuberous Breasts?

Tuberous breasts significantly impact the shape of the bust by appearing underdeveloped and projecting outward from the chest wall. Although they lack fullness, tuberous breasts are more than small. Rather, they have not developed enough to fall normally.

Tuberous breasts hardly cause physical discomfort but there is psychological strain associated with the condition. Women with tuberous breasts often feel self-conscious about their sexuality and femininity due to their perceived deficiency.

Characteristics of Tuberous Breasts

The appearance of tuberous breasts may vary from person to person and can either seem constricted from the chest, take on an unusual position from the chest wall, appear underdeveloped, lack enough skin along the breast, exhibit bulging nipples or look asymmetrical.

Although these characteristics vary and may be apparent in some breasts more than others, each is a sign that a patient is exhibiting tuberous breasts. They may affect a woman’s ability to produce milk and breastfeed due to their lack of development.

Treating Tuberous Breasts

The most common way to treat tuberous breasts is through breast augmentation, which uses an implant to add fullness and balance to the bust; however, treatment must still consider the anatomy of the breast and place implants accordingly.

Because breast tissue is typically lacking in tuberous breasts, it’s essential to use a sizer during surgery to determine the best implant size. A surgeon must also consider all aspects of the tuberous breast deformity and place implants according to the restrictions that are present.

Without working with the tubular breast shape, implants could eventually fall out of proportion and look unnatural. Dr Ritz holds consultations with his patients to examine the breast tissue in its current state and design a treatment plan that adds natural fullness to the breasts.

Of course, every patient is different whether they exhibit a breast deformity or not and it’s important for Dr Ritz to choose a surgical technique that best suits the patient. During tuberous breast correction, Dr Ritz will insert an inflatable sizer to determine the most aesthetically pleasing and healthiest implant size, which ultimately allows him to customise the surgery for the individual patient.

Afterwards, the wound is sutured and allowed to heal. As a result of the correction, the breasts will appear more symmetrical and fall naturally from the chest wall, improving the appearance and proportions of the breasts and body as well as increasing a patient’s self-confidence. For more information about tuberous breasts and the treatment options available, contact Dr Morris Ritz on (03) 8692 5566 for a consultation.

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