While most women have some asymmetry between their breasts, some women have a pronounced difference in the volume or shape of their breasts. Known as tubular breasts or constricted breasts, this is a common condition that can profoundly impact a woman’s life.
If you are like most women with tubular breasts or constricted breasts, this is probably something that you noticed early in puberty when you first started to developed breasts and it’s likely been a source of insecurity ever since.
Fortunately, tuberous breast asymmetry isn’t something that you have to just live with all of your life. In our Sydney clinic, you can get tuberous breast asymmetry correction surgery that can transform your life.
Here is everything that you need to know about getting asymmetric and tuberous breast correction in Sydney with our expert plastic surgeon, Dr Turner.
Also called tubular breasts or constricted breasts, tuberous breast asymmetry is a medical term used to describe a range of issues that occur during a women’s development. While there’s no single standard look associated with tuberous breast asymmetry, there are a few tell-tale signs of the condition. Tubular breasts are typically small and asymmetric. The skin between the nipple and crease is usually short or tight. Often, tuberous breast asymmetry means long and narrow breasts with a nipple or areola that looks pointed, puffy and seems to point downward or sit near the breast crease. You may also have nipples that are irregularly shaped or one breast that starts at a different place on the chest. Tuberous breast asymmetry often means a lopsided appearance or one breast that is less formed that another.
If you have tuberous breast asymmetry, it’s probably something that you first noticed as a teenager. It’s not unusual for women to start developing breasts then watch as one breast develops into a C-cup while the other stays as an A-cup. The difference is obvious and many women with tuberous breast asymmetry feel self-conscious about their breasts from a young age. It’s difficult to find comfortable bras and even the fit of clothing is affected.
Because breast size, shape, and symmetry is often central to a woman’s femininity and self-confidence, breast asymmetry surgery can be a truly life changing event. At our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner has an excellent array of options for women seeking corrective cosmetic surgery for tuberous or asymmetrical breasts. He will talk about your unique needs and make a plan of treatment that will give you the breast you’ve always dreamt of having.
As a specialist in tuberous breast surgery, Dr Turner’s goal is to help patients understand their options so that every woman can look and feel her very best. There are a several different types of treatments available. The right option for you will depend on the specifics and severity of your condition. After examining your breasts, Dr Turner will advise you on the best options for your body type.
Some women get breast implants to increase the size of one or both breasts. Other women get a breast lift to adjust nipple placement and the shape of the breast. One of the newer treatments used in tuberous breast asymmetry correction in Sydney is fat transfer. During this procedure, fat is taken from other parts of your body to increase the size of your breasts and reduce internal contracture. One of the great perks of this procedure is that it leaves no scars on your breasts. When you come to discuss asymmetric and tuberous breast correction in our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will review each option with you and make a plan of treatment that best suits your needs and desires.
WHAT CAN TUBEROUS BREAST ASYMMETRY CORRECTION SURGERY DO FOR YOU?
Some of the benefits of tuberous breast correction include:
BREAST AUGMENTATION IN TUBEROUS BREASTS SURGERY
In cases where one breast is smaller than the other, a breast implant can be used to increase volume and improve overall breast symmetry. However as both breast tend to be small or you’d like to have larger, more proportional breasts on both sides, you can a breast implant on both sides. We have the option of using two different sizes of implants to create larger and more symmetrical breasts. Alternatively, and more favourably we use the same size breast implants then to preform a breast lift or reduction to create an even volume and shape. Every body is different so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The best type of tuberous breast asymmetry correction will be established at your consultation in our Sydney clinic.
BREAST LIFT IN TUBEROUS BREASTS SURGERY
If one of your breast is just slightly larger, breast asymmetry surgery is often about reshaping the breast. In many cases, the nipple is lower on one side. A breast lift can create an even and symmetrical look on tubular breasts correcting areolar puffiness and breast tissue herniation. For a more complete makeover, breast lifts are often used in conjunction with breast implants and fat grafting to improve both the breast volume and shape.
FAT GRAFTING IN TUBEROUS BREASTS SURGERY
Fat grafting is a modern surgical technique of taking fat from another part of the body and moving it to an area where you want to either increase volume or reshape. This procedure is done all over the body and is ideal for tubular breasts or constricted breasts. Using your body’s own fat and injecting in a very strategic manner, fat grafting creates a very natural looking results in tuberous breasts.
Fat grafting can be used for a small increase in the volume of your breasts, combined with an areolar reduction or breast lift to correct areola and breast shape abnormalities. More frequently in tuberous breast correction, fat grafting is done in combination with a breast implant, a ‘composite breast augmentation’ to restore a natural breast shape. With so many potential treatment plans available, it is easy to find the perfect solution for your unique needs.
If you’re in Sydney and considering tuberous breast asymmetry correction, your first step is to come in and chat with Dr Turner. This one-on-one consultation will give you the opportunity to talk about the operation, your expectations, and your concerns.
When you come our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will examine your breasts, discuss your condition, and go over all of the essential information that you need to know about breast asymmetry correction. During your consultation, Dr Turner will talk about the various treatment options available to create symmetrical, natural breasts.
At Dr Turner’s Sydney clinic, we offer the Vectra 3D computer imaging technology. This is a great opportunity to see how your breasts will look after tuberous breast asymmetry correction. This will ensure that you have a crystal clear vision of how your body will look after breast asymmetry surgery.
It is important to remember that your breasts will not be identical in all aspects after the operation. No woman has breast that are 100% the same. Natural breasts are not meant to be mirror images of each other. Like both of your eyebrows or hands are slightly different from each other, your breasts will still have minor differences.
Naturally, the consultation is a big step for many women and it comes with some nerves. To make patients feel at ease, we like to lay out every step of the consultation process so that they are comfortable and confidence when booking the appointment. Of course, coming in for a tuberous breast asymmetry correction consultation is not a commitment. Chatting with Dr Turner is an opportunity to learn about your condition and understand your options. From there, you can choose the right path for yourself.
In general, for the first two weeks, you’ll want to rest and avoid anything strenuous. After this time, you can generally go back to work and start doing some light activity again. After six weeks, you will be ready for vigorous exercise again.
While no two women have exactly the same recovery experiments, the majority are back to work within ten to fourteen days of their surgery. Within a couple of weeks, most women are able to get 100% back to their full routine.
Tubular breasts or constricted breasts typically become apparent during puberty and it’s something that a lot of girls are self-conscious of at a very early age. Of course, this leads to impatience. Many women are anxious to have breast asymmetry surgery as early as possible. While it is important to wait to see how your fully developed breasts look, it can be worthwhile to chat with a plastic surgeon. Dr Turner can look at still-developing breasts to discuss the possible causes and treatment of the breast asymmetry.