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Tuberous Breast Correction San Diego

La Jolla Tuberous Breast Correction

For many women, the breasts are an important focal point of their feminine physique. Unfortunately, once they hit puberty, not all women experience the usual full, round development of their breasts. As this begins to become more obvious in the way the breasts have grown or are growing, the situation may indicate tuberous breasts. Dr. Sadrian, a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides tuberous breast correction in San Diego at his private practice.

What are Tuberous Breasts?

Tuberous breasts are pointy, lack volume or have disproportionate nipples. The breasts are under-developed and tube-shaped instead of the usual full teardrop shape. But be aware that if your breasts are small or a bit pointy, this isn’t necessarily a sign of tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts are a genetic condition. The breasts have a smaller base that can cause each breast to look long or unusually shaped, and prominent, enlarged areolas.

This genetic condition can cause a wide and sometimes severe variety of effects on breast shape and symmetry. As the breasts are maturing during puberty, a fibrous band of breast tissue grows at the base. It is this band of tissue that results in the misshapen, tube-like breasts. The visual effect can be a significant cosmetic concern for women. Other issues may also arise, such as clothes not fitting well, confidence issues or the inability to breastfeed. If the fibrous tissue of tuberous breasts causes a lack of milk gland development, women may not be able to produce enough milk for breastfeeding.

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Candidates for Tuberous Breast Correction

Good candidates for Dr. Sadrian's tuberous breast correction in San Diego meet the following criteria:

  • Are nonsmokers in good health
  • Desire more naturally-shaped breasts
  • Have realistic expectations for results
  • Have breasts that have stopped growing (may be as young as 16)

Candidates may have one or all of these characteristics:

  • Enlarged or puffy areolas
  • Limited amounts of breast tissue, especially at the base of the breasts
  • An unusually wide amount of space between the breasts
  • Misshapen, pointy, or asymmetrical appearance
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Tuberous Breast Correction Procedure

Your first step will be a consultation with Dr. Sadrian. He will examine your breasts, looking at symmetry, breast volume, nipple and areolar position. Dr. Sadrian will hear your concerns and discuss your condition and options. This thorough consultation will include your family and medical history and any questions or topics that are important to you. From there, Dr. Sadrian will create a personalized treatment plan for you to achieve balanced, attractive breasts. This plan will include decisions about whether to get a simultaneous breast lift and/or augmentation during the procedure.

The surgery itself is done under general anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours. The tight tissue at the base of your breasts that is restricting or contorting growth will be surgically released. This alone will help reshape your breasts. If you choose to do a breast lift as a part of the procedure, Dr. Sadrian will reshape your breasts further with a breast lift. If a breast enhancement was also planned, based on your decisions prior to the surgery about this option, Dr. Sadrian will use a silicone or saline implant, or perform a fat transfer.

Tissue Expansion

There is a type of tuberous breasts that includes particularly tight skin. If this is the case, but a breast implant is desired, Dr. Sadrian will recommend tissue expansion. This procedure is done ahead of time to stretch out the breast skin so that an implant can be placed into the breasts. The tissue expander is an inflatable implant. This is inserted beneath the skin and breast tissue. Over a period of about three months, salt water is gradually injected into the inflatable implant. From this point, your breast skin will need another three months to reform itself to accommodate the new breast size. After this time has passed, another procedure is done to remove the expander and replace it with a permanent silicone or saline implant.

Recovery After Tuberous Breasts surgery

During the first week following your tuberous breast correction at our San Diego practice, you will wear a surgical bra. You will have drain tubes for 4-5 days. Your breasts may be swollen or feel firm for about two weeks. You will have follow-up visits for Dr. Sadrian to examine your breast health and ensure you are doing well during your recovery period. Patients may drive, go to work or resume their usual activities after 4-5 days--just be sure you aren’t doing anything physically demanding or rigorous. After about a week, you can engage in light exercise. Wait for three weeks until you do any vigorous exercise or activities. After about three months, you will be able to see the final shape and size of your new breasts.

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Why Choose Dr. Sadrian for Tuberous Breast Correction Surgery?

Tuberous breast correction is an important procedure for women, often with life-changing results. You will want a top surgeon with understanding and experience. Dr. Sadrian is an acclaimed surgeon who is certified in two different medical specialties – which is quite rare. His experience, artistry, and commitment to his patients is one of the most important aspects of his practice. He never rushes a procedure, and always works to produce the most positive result possible, using advanced surgical techniques performed with meticulous care and attention to detail so you get the best possible results for your tuberous breast correction. If you are interested in tuberous breast correction San Diego area residents are encouraged to call for a consultation to begin your journey, to resolve your tuberous breasts and gain the full, round breasts you desire.

The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.


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