Tubular Breast Deformity Surgery
Tubular breasts, also known as constricted breasts, are a result of an abnormality or congenital condition in women. During puberty, those affected with this condition develop a deformity during the breast bud maturation. This results in the herniation of the nipple-areola area and can give the breasts a droopy appearance. It can cause enlarged areolas, wide spacing between the breasts and cause the breasts to sag. Dr. Spence can explain the benefits of tubular breast deformity surgery and review the options available to you.
Should You Be Concerned About Tubular Breast Deformity?
Tubular breast deformity is broken into categories from mild to severe. In some cases, women find it difficult to breastfeed. The most common complaint about this condition is the look of the breasts. Tubular breast deformity does not constitute a health risk but can have a severe impact on your emotional well-being. Fortunately, this is a condition that can be repaired with tubular breast deformity surgery. The procedure can be performed using implants or by using your own tissue. Call Hillcrest Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation with Dr. Spence to discuss the best plan of action for you.
Can Tubular Breasts Be Corrected without Implants?
Tubular breasts are often asymmetrical, which requires a combination of a breast lift and a breast augmentation to correct and create the desired shape and size. However, if you do not want to use implants to correct your tubular breasts, another option is fat grafting.
Fat grafting uses fat from a different part of your body to increase the volume of your breasts. This option removes the need for implants, and offers a more natural solution to correcting tubular breasts.
Is Tubular Breast Deformity Surgery Painful?
Tubular breast surgery is performed under anesthesia, so you will be comfortable and unconscious throughout the procedure.
In the days following your treatment, you can expect to feel some discomfort, which may include slight bruising or swelling. This is a normal part of breast surgery recovery, and you can expect your symptoms to quickly fade as your body begins to heal.
If you have any questions about how you are feeling, we can discuss them during your post-operative follow-up appointment.
How Can I Prepare for Surgery?
Before we schedule your tubular breast surgery, we will take you through a comprehensive consultation to prepare you for your procedure. This will include any lab testing or imaging we may need as well as a review of your medical history and any medications you are currently taking.
We will then go over detailed pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions so you know exactly what to expect before and after your surgery. You cannot be discharged alone after your surgery, so we recommend coordinating with a friend or family member who will be able to take you home after your procedure.
Are There Any Risks?
This procedure is an invasive surgery, so it’s important you understand the risks that come with any kind of surgical procedure. Most patients experience some degree of swelling or bruising after their surgery, but this is to be expected.
During your consultation, we will advise you of the potential risks of tubular breast surgery so you can make a fully informed decision before you schedule your surgery.
What Can I Expect from My Results?
It will take some time for your breasts to settle after your surgery. Immediately following your procedure, you will be able to see the incisions. However, as with other scars, you can expect them to heal and gradually fade over time.
How visible your scar is will depend on your individual skin type and skin care. We recommend using a topical scar cream to help with the healing process. Your breasts may feel swollen for 1 to 2 weeks after your surgery, but you can expect to see final results around 12 weeks post-treatment.
Recovery From Tubular Breast Deformity Surgery
The surgery to repair tubular breast deformity is performed under general anesthesia. Recovery can take a few days, and limited activity is suggested for a few weeks following surgery. You should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise until full healing takes place. Dr. Spence will walk you through the recovery process and explain what to expect.
Contact our office team today at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando. Dr. Spence has helped numerous patients live a better life through breast correction surgery.