Tuberous breasts are a deformity in which the horizontal and/or vertical development of the breast is limited by a constricting ring at the base of the breast. The breasts are longer than normal, but have a very narrow base.
The causes of tuberous breasts
There is no known cause for this deformity. The constricting band or ring at the base of the breast prevents its development and the breast reacts by herniating and expelling outwards. This creates a long tube-shaped breast with a narrow base, with the areola pushed to the outside.
The aims of the treatment are to reduce the size of the areola and the glandular division, redistributing it and creating a flap that widens the base of the breast to redefine the lower pole and move the inframammary fold downwards. Several techniques are available for correction, and so the type of incision will depend on the type of breast to be treated and the technique to be performed.
Finally, a breast implant it is usually necessary to provide volume.
After the operation
- If there are no complications, you’ll be able to resume normal activities within 48 hours.
- The stitches are removed 7-14 days after surgery.
- You shouldn’t lift objects above your head for 2-3 weeks post-intervention; during this time, you should avoid physical exercise.
- Depending on your occupation, you may be able to return to work a few days after the operation.
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