The Sunset Difference: Tuberous Breast Repair

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Plastic surgeons explain to their patients that tubular malformation of the breast comes in many forms. The condition known as tuberous breasts or tubular breasts describes when the breast is constricted at the base and many times has herniated tissue pushing against the areola, causing it to bulge and enlarge. The breasts themselves typically appear small and may be spaced widely apart. Patients sometimes call them “snoopy breasts” or “triangle breasts.” Fortunately, for those who want it, tuberous breast repair is possible at Los Angeles’ Sunset Cosmetic Surgery.

For best results, patients should seek out a doctor with knowledge of the condition and experience in correcting it. Proper tuberous breast repair is not merely using implants to make small breasts larger. The procedure involves specific techniques designed to address the condition, which is congenital—meaning it started at birth. Tubular breasts range in severity, so every case is unique.

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Despite individual variations, all tubular malformations that would prompt tuberous breast repair tend to share certain common features, including:

  • Small and tight breasts that looks abnormal.
  • Abnormally narrow breast tissue base.
  • Large areolas that are puffy and protrude.
  • Breasts are narrower from top to bottom, with tight skin below the nipple.

Women seeking tuberous breast repair typically choose plastic surgery to bring the size and shape of their breasts into balance. Creating balance and symmetry can enhance the appearance of the breasts tremendously.

In correcting this problem, the plastic surgeon performing tuberous breast repair can usually confine the incision to around the nipple, keeping any resulting marks inconspicuous. Internal incisions are often used to release the tight breast tissue and create a space for an implant, which rounds out the lower breast (inframammary) crease, and helps to correct the puffy, enlarged areolae. Drains are not usually necessary, and this procedure can be combined with other procedures in most cases.

The cosmetic surgeon will explain any necessary post-procedure recovery instructions and detail aftercare to encourage proper healing and ideal results.

More Options for Breast Surgery

Since implants are a part of tuberous breast repair, women seeking an aesthetic change to their profile may also consider breast augmentation, which can involve saline or silicone implants, or even fat grafting to add volume.

Men who have puffy or protruding areola may be suffering from gynecomastia, a condition that causes glandular tissue to grow due to a hormone imbalance. Surgery can excise this unwanted tissue, and may be paired with liposuction to remove any excess fat contributing to the look. Note that men can also develop tubular breasts that can be corrected with tuberous breast repair.

Whatever the aesthetic concern, Dr. Steve Svehlak and Dr. Dan Yamini can assess the problem during a personal consultation and suggest course of action based on knowledge of the current condition and a patient’s desired end result. As cosmetic surgeons, the doctors have significant experience with breast surgeries and will tailor the procedure to the individual to maximize results, whether the solution is tuberous breast repair, a lift, or some combination of treatments.

Call Sunset Cosmetic Surgery at 310-858-9100 to learn more about tuberous breast repair in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area, or today.

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.