Tuberous Breasts: Causes and Treatment Options

Tuberous breasts are irregularly shaped and often have a lack of volume. Some women may have larger areolas and, due to the tubular shape, nipples that point downward. While tuberous breasts are not harmful, they do make it more difficult for you to breastfeed. They may even have an emotional impact on your self-image and body confidence.

If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your breasts, then breast augmentation may be the right choice.

Causes of Tuberous Breasts

Researchers are not sure what causes tuberous breasts. However, they know the connective tissue doesn’t form as it should during puberty. The breasts also grow slower, so they don’t have time to develop fully. They have not determined whether this is something that is caused during fetal development or if it starts in puberty.

Tuberous Breasts Treatment

Your doctor will give you a physical exam to determine whether you have tubulous breasts. In most cases, those who don’t plan on breast augmentation never receive a diagnosis. Tuberous breasts do not require treatment. However, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, a breast augmentation could enhance volume and improve symmetry.

Your doctor can redistribute tissue, move fat from another part of your body to your breasts, add implants, or do a combination of these. During your consultation, your surgeon will recommend the best treatment for you.

Potential Side Effects of Tuberous Breast Augmentation

There are always risks associated with surgery, and breast augmentation is no different.

After treatment, you may experience:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness and inflammation

Over-the-counter pain relievers and a compression garment can help reduce discomfort during recovery.

Rest assured that Dr. Gaines has extensive experience performing breast augmentation and reconstructive procedures. He will help you determine the best type of breast implants for your goals, if you decide to have them, as well as the risk factors and potential benefits of any augmentation procedure.

Where to Find Tuberous Breast Treatment in Gainesville, FL

Dr. Gaines is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation. His female reconstructive surgery and anatomy expertise allow him to provide the highest quality care. Gaines Plastic Surgery serves Gainesville and the surrounding areas in Florida. To learn more about treating breast asymmetry from tuberous breasts, please schedule a consultation or call our office at 352-333-9600.

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