Breasts are an essential part of a woman’s body. Their maternal function allows women to feed their children, but they are also a symbol of femininity. Breasts can, therefore, influence a woman’s self-image and play a vital role in her well-being.
Unfortunately, some women are affected by a congenital malformation known as “tuberous” breasts, a deformity which implies that the breasts will never fully develop. Surgeons offer breast surgery to correct this malformation so, if you are concerned, do not hesitate to contact a specialist about your treatment options.
Description and Causes
For most women, adolescence is a time synonymous with breast growth. However, tuberous breasts do not progress beyond this stage – the breasts stay small in size, are collapsed, have swollen areoles and have very little breast tissue. A combination of factors causes the tuberous aspect of the breasts:
- Internal scar tissue that contracts and deforms the tissues around the base of the breast, resulting in a tubular shape and hinders the development of breast tissue.
- The fine connective tissue around the areola.
Tuberous breasts are often confused with breasts that are merely small, but this malformation can affect the woman’s ability to breastfeed because insufficient glandular tissues do not produce milk. You can learn more from Dr. Zacharia by scheduling a consult.
Correcting tuberous breasts requires a personalized approach to ensure optimal results. If the malformation is not diagnosed and breast augmentation is performed without taking everything into account, the deficiencies and restrictions of the area’s skin may accentuate the inflated appearance of the areola and accentuate the tubular shape of the breasts. Moderate and severe cases of tuberous breasts require remodeling of the breasts, balancing the areolas, restoring symmetry and increasing volume.
Each case is unique; the intervention must adapt to the shape of the breasts, but also the overall shape and the wishes of the patient. In spite of everything, there are crucial elements to consider: the constriction of the glandular tissues and the base of the breasts is released, and a new inframammary fold is drawn. Excellent results have the potential to change patients’ lives through a significant boost in confidence and self-esteem.