This 33-year-old patient from Pasadena, CA had struggled with breast asymmetry since high school…
Tuberous breasts occur when the breast is constricted at the base as it develops during puberty, causing the breast tissue to push forward and down, resulting in droopy, tubularshaped breasts—even in very young women. The areola is usually large and close to the bottom of the breast, and the breasts may be far apart. Women coming to Dr. Lisa Cassileth and Dr. Kelly Killeen for correcting tuberous breasts in Beverly Hills will sometimes refer to them as “Snoopy breasts” because of their appearance.
To correct tuberous breasts, our doctors release the constricted part of the breast and put the breast crease and bunched-up tissue back where they belong. The areola returns to normal because the big bulge of tissue is no longer pushing it forward and down. This breast surgery is performed through a small incision hidden in the edge the areola. If necessary, a breast augmentation is performed to give the patient her desired breast size.
In some cases, tuberous breast correction surgery may be covered in part by your insurance company. After your consultation and before surgery, our billing team will verify your benefits to see if your insurance plan provides coverage.
Tuberous Breast Before & Afters
Tuberous Breast surgery details
It is not uncommon for women to be self-conscious or uncomfortable about their tuberous breasts. It can be difficult for them to find bras that work well for them, or make them avoid intimacy to avoid having to show another person their breasts. In severe cases, the condition can be truly disfiguring.
Fortunately, Cassileth Plastic Surgery offers a number of precision techniques to correct tuberous breasts and help you feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance.
The first step in correcting tuberous breasts and enhancing your look is to determine the ideal size breast for you, so that our breast specialists can determine the best way to proceed with surgery. Our doctors will work closely with you to make this essential decision.
What to expect after surgery for correcting Tuberous Breasts
Plan on relaxing at home the first two days after your surgery. You will be in a comfortable surgery bra that has adjustable straps. You may take pain medication during this period of time. After the first few days, most people are up and around, off all prescription pain medication, and usually have resumed basic activities. However, it is important to avoid all exercise, heavy lifting, and other more strenuous activities for the first three weeks. If you go to work, expect to be more tired during the first week and sore by the end of the day. If your work involves a lot of moving of your upper body, take the entire first week off.
While in recovery, patients may notice some tightness or small lumps where the internal sutures are in their breast tissue. This common side effect is typically most noticeable one to two months after a procedure. It can take up to two months for breasts to fully heal after surgery. Our team will discuss with you what kind of support and activity you will need during this time.
Have you wondered, “Do I have tuberous breasts?” or “Why are my breasts so droopy?” Dr. Cassileth explains tuberous or constricted breasts and performs a tuberous breast correction and breast augmentation. Other procedures our doctors perform in surgery to refine results include breast lift and fat transfer breast augmentation.