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Tuberous Breast Correction

Tuberous breasts (also known as tubular breasts or constricted breast deformity) is a common congenital breast deformity that occurs in both men and women.

While the exact cause is not known, plastic surgeons frequently commonly correct tuberous breasts through a combination of breast augmentation and breast lifts.

Women with tubular breasts present to plastic surgeons demonstrating many of the same anatomic features: small and tight breasts, an abnormally narrow breast base, large areolas that are puffy and protrude, with tight breast skin below the nipple. This lower pole or base constriction results in poorly defined inframammary fold, sagging or ptosis, as well as a bulging or herniated areolar complex appearance.

Significant improvements in both size and shape be accomplished through placement of either saline or silicone breast implants. After breast implant surgery, your breasts will appear more “shapely” and “full.” The result is an improvement in a woman’s sense of self-esteem and self-image.+

During your consultation with Dr. Hoefflin, he will assist you in choosing between the various types and shapes of both saline and silicone gel breast implants. Customized literature that discusses the breast enhancement procedure will be provided. Before and after photographs of similar Beverly Hills tuberous breast correction patients will be reviewed.

About the procedure

Dr. Hoefflin performs our Los Angeles tuberous breast treatments as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or deep intravenous sedation, as administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The procedure generally takes about 2 hours. All operations are performed in fully-credentialed and state-of-the-art surgical facilities.

Implant Location

Dr. Hoefflin utilizes the specialized “dual-plane” breast augmentation technique, in which a portion of the breast implant is placed above the pectoral muscle, and a portion beneath. The result is a more natural and youthful appearance. In addition, this procedure creates a more natural appearance of the inframammary fold.

What to expect after tuberous breast correction surgery

Our patients are surprisingly free of discomfort due to the long-acting local anesthetic injections and nerve blocks. Any discomfort will be easily controlled with oral pain medication. Small and meticulously placed self-absorbing sutures are usually dissolved within seven days.

Most patients tell us they feel better than expected following their tuberous breast correction surgery and return to work and social activities within one week. Light exercise can be resumed at two weeks. Final results will be achieved in 6 weeks to 3 months after surgery.

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Possible Complications

When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the risk of serious problems after a Los Angeles tuberous breast correction are rare. Most complications are minor, temporary, and can be easily resolved. Specific risks and the suitability of tubular breast procedure for a given individual can be determined in your consultation. Reduce the risk of complications and closely follow our surgeon’s instructions before and after surgery. Schedule a consultation today for arguably the best tuberous breast treatment Beverly Hills has to offer.

Tuberous Breast Correction Faq's

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Tuberous breasts, also known as tubular breasts or constricted breast deformity, is a common congenital breast deformity of varying severity. The condition occurs in both men and women and the exact cause is not known.

Women with tubular breasts present to plastic surgeons demonstrating many of the same anatomic features: small and tight breasts, an abnormally narrow breast base, large areolas that are puffy and protrude, with tight breast skin below the nipple. This lower pole or base constriction results in poorly defined inframammary fold, sagging or ptosis, as well as a bulging or herniated nipple-areolar complex.

Significant improvements in size, shape, and symmetry be accomplished through placement of either saline or silicone breast implants. Dr. Hoefflin utilizes the specialized dual-plane breast augmentation technique, in which a portion of the breast implant is placed above the pectoral muscle, and a portion beneath the muscle. After breast implant surgery, your breasts can be will appear more “shapely” and “full.” The result is an improvement in a woman’s sense of self-esteem and self-image.

Your initial consultation with Dr. Hoefflin is an opportunity for you to discuss your desired aesthetic goals. It is helpful to bring a list of questions and concerns that can be specifically addressed during the consult. Commonly discussion topics include saline versus silicone implants, implant placement, incisions, and recovery after your procedure. Feel free to bring photos of the look you envision for yourself.

The breasts are enlarged by placing soft breast implants though the lower edge of the areola (periareolar) or around the areolar (circumferential). Internal incisions create space for the breast implants to settle into a more natural position.

If you have been diagnosed with tuberous breasts, or believe that your breasts have an odd look or shape, we can help. The first consultation will allow us to evaluate your breasts and determine what procedure will be effective, and give your breasts a natural, attractive appearance. Your full medical history must be reviewed to ensure you are a candidate. We will listen closely to what you envision, and offer extensive photo examples of other patients so you can be completely confident in deciding about undergoing the procedure, and the expected results.

A medical professional who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery has undergone extensive post-high school training – typically up to 16 years. Beyond the long and arduous education, to gain certification, each doctor has served as a resident plastic surgeon. They have been heavily examined, including a two-day oral examination in which they are evaluated on knowledge, ethics, and the ethical approach they would take to a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery challenges.

Although some procedures are considered medically necessary, most cosmetic procedures are not covered by health insurance. To make it possible for you to get the procedure you want to enhance your physical appearance, we offer financing options to our patients.