Tuberous Breast Deformity Correction in Athens, Greece
Both men and women can be born with a tuberous breast deformity that changes how the breast tissue forms. The birth defect is not usually noticeable until puberty in females, when the breasts begin to become larger. Tubular breast deformity impacts the size, shape and symmetry of the breasts, which can impact the appearance and breast function. If you have this breast defect, Dr. John Anastasatos offers tuberous breast deformity correction in Athens, Greece.
Symptoms of Tubular Breast Deformity
A defect in the structure of the breast can cause tuberous breast deformity. The mammary fold under the breast is positioned too high, creating breasts that are often elongated or tubular versus round. Each case of tubular breast deformity is unique, but some of the signs and symptoms of this breast defect include:
- Tubular or cylindrical-shaped breasts
- Smaller or saggy-appearing breasts
- Asymmetrical size and shape
- Puffy or larger areolas and nipples
- No cleavage or large space between breasts
There are varying degrees of tubular breast deformities. Some individuals may think they only have small or asymmetrical breasts, but there may be a defect in the breast tissue. This could affect the ability to breast feed in the future in severe cases.
Correcting Tubular Breast Deformity
Plastic surgery is effective for changing the shape and configuration of the breasts. Many individuals choose to have breast augmentation with implants to create the breast size and shape desired, but this is more complex than typical breast augmentation. Some patients may require tissue expanders to create a larger breast pocket with a lower breast fold to accommodate the breast implants.
Not all tuberous breast deformity correction surgeries include augmentation. The breast tissue can be altered to achieve a more symmetrical appearance, and the areolas can be resized and reshaped. Dr. John Anastasatos is a highly skilled, world-class plastic surgeon who will customize each procedure to achieve the desired results of his patient.
Tuberous breast deformity is not hereditary and does not cause health concerns, but it can be devastating for a young woman’s confidence. If you have tubular breasts and are interested in correction surgery, contact the office of Dr. John Anastasatos in Athens, Greece, to schedule a breast consultation.