Tuberous Breast Asymmetry
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.
What can Tuberous Breast Asymmetry Correction Surgery do for you?
Some of the benefits of tuberous breast correction include:
- Creating a round, firm, and youthful breast shape
- Repositioning a low nipple to the centre of your breasts
- Creating symmetry in the shape and volume of your breasts
- Improving volume and cleavage
- Correcting a puffy areolar
- Looking better in clothing
- Bras and swimwear that fit properly
- Improving your self esteem and confidence
- Breasts that suit your body proportions and curves
What Tuberous Breast Anomaly Is
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.
Is Tuberous Breast Correction Right for You?
Wondering if you are a good candidate for breast asymmetry surgery? When you come to discuss asymmetric and tuberous breast correction in our Sydney clinic with Dr Turner, he will examine your breasts, discuss your condition, and go over all of the essential information that you need to know about breast asymmetry surgery.
Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital condition that usually starts to show during breast development at puberty. While many women are well aware of their condition, mild cases might be less obvious. Here are a few of the symptoms associated with tuberous breast asymmetry:
- Large, puffy areola
- Areolar that point downwards
- Wide gap between the breasts
- Underdeveloped breast tissue, especially at the bottom of the breast
- Long “tubular” shaped breasts
- High or tight breast fold
- Breast asymmetry
If you have any of these conditions, you may have tuberous breast asymmetry. Of course, the best way to know for sure is to have your breasts examined by a professional. While many women are self-conscious about asymmetrical breasts, a plastic surgery consultation is a simple and comfortable environment that will start you on a transformative path.
To be a candidate for breast asymmetry surgery, you need to be in good general health and within a healthy weight range. When you come to discuss asymmetric and tuberous breast correction in our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will review your medical records to ensure that you are physically fit enough for breast asymmetry surgery.
What to Expect from Tuberous Breast Correction
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.
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.
Your Consultation with Dr Turner
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.
FAQs: Tuberous Breast Asymmetry Correction in Sydney
Do I need a referral to get breast asymmetry surgery?
It is recommended that you have a doctor’s referral. This is only because a referral enables you to certain rebates available from Medicare and private health insurance. This can reduce the fees associated with the surgery including hospital and anaesthetic costs. You should know, however, that there will still be out of pocket expenses for both publically and privately insured individuals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast asymmetry correction?
There is a small chance that breastfeeding may not be possible after asymmetric and tuberous breast correction. The level of risk depends on the surgical technique used for the procedure and the initial size of your breasts. Dr Turner will discuss the risks involved in your particular type of breast asymmetry correction so you are fully informed on your options.
Recovery After Tuberous Breast Asymmetry Correction?
You can except to be tired and have increased sensitivity for the first couple of days following the surgery. For the first month after surgery, you’ll need to wear a surgical bra that will help reduce swelling and provide extra support. After this time, you can wear a sports bra and at three to four months you can resume wearing normal garments.
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.
What are the risks of breast asymmetry correction?
Like any operation, tuberous breast correction involves some risks and potential complications. While these side effects are uncommon, it’s important to fully understand all of the possibly side effects that can come from breast asymmetry surgery.
- Loss of nipple sensation
- Wound breakdown and delayed healing
- Bleeding or haematoma
- Poor scarring including keloid scars
- Inability to breastfeed
- Breast implant malposition or rotation
- Implant palpability or rippling
- Breast implant animation deformities
- Breast implant rupture
- Capsular contraction
- Breast asymmetry
- Interference with breast imaging
- Fat necrosis or lumpiness
- Need for revision surgery to correct or improve outcome
Is there an ideal age for asymmetric or tuberous breast surgery?
Generally speaking, you will want to wait until your breast are fully developed before surgically correcting breast asymmetry. Once your breasts have been a stable size and shape for at least one year, breast asymmetry surgery is a good option.
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.
Where is the surgery performed and will I need to stay in hospital?
Breast asymmetry correction is performed under a general anaesthetic in a private hospital in Sydney with a qualified anaesthetist. Most patients are able to go home the same day of surgery. Dr Turner will monitor your healing and, in most cases, he will send you home to rest shortly after you’ve woken up from the procedure. From there, you will want to plan for ten to fourteen days of rest following your breast asymmetry correction.
Where will there be scars after tuberous breast asymmetry correction?
Breast scars are dependant on your particular type of asymmetric and tuberous breast correction. Tuberous breast deformity usually requires a periareolar (circle around the areola) scar to allow the size of the areola to be reduced. Most tuberous breast correction also requires a breast implant, which is placed via an incision in the new breast fold location. If you have a breast lift or a breast reduction, there will be a vertical scar on the lower aspect of the breast extending into the breast fold.
Are there any Medicare rebates?
Tuberous breast asymmetry correction in Sydney may fall under the Medicare item number 45559. The best way to go about getting rebate is to get pre approval from Medicare. After your consultation with Dr Turner, expect breast asymmetry preapproval to come within 6 – 12 weeks.
Do tuberous breasts or the corrective surgery interfere with breastfeeding?
Breast implant surgery for tuberous breast correction usually does not affect your ability to breastfeed. Breast reduction surgery, however can interfere with breastfeeding in some women. When you come for a tuberous breast asymmetry correction surgery consultation in our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will go over every possible risk involved in your type of breast asymmetry surgery.
Will my breasts be perfectly matched after surgery?
While our goal is to create symmetrical and natural looking breasts, it is not possible to match both of your breasts exactly during the operation. Although you’ll see beautiful symmetry when you are wearing a bra or clothes, there will still be some variation to your breasts. Of course, this is only natural. All women, including those without tubular breasts or constricted breasts, have minor variations between their breasts.