Who Is Congenital Breast Surgery For?
It is, of course, impossible to determine suitability in a single web page. Instead, a detailed consultation would always be held, this the opportunity for the prospective patients to talk and for the surgeon to listen, ask relevant questions and then suggest a plan of best action.
Anyone who has concerns over the size, shape or symmetry of their breasts may be suitable for this treatment – it is worth noting that there is nobody more skilled in assessing suitability than Ms. Prousskaia.
Often, someone seeks a consultation because their breasts have not developed in what could be considered a ‘normal’ manner – they might lack symmetry or there could be an issue such as tuberous breast.
In many cases, the prospective patient has been aware of concerns since puberty, but often treatment is only sought much later. Unfortunately, many women live with the concerns for years or decades.
One such concern is a lack of symmetry – it is quite normal for the breasts to not be perfectly symmetrical with each other, but more obvious imbalance can be a cause for concern. Surgery options could include reshaping or resizing to create the desired balance – this could be through the use of implants or fat transfer.
Tuberous breast is a condition whereby there is a larger than usual space between the breasts, this can appear somewhat tube-like, hence the name for this condition. With tuberous breast, the lower portion of the breast may be underdeveloped and the areolas large and dilated.
With all these conditions, there is no medical necessity for treatment, however, the benefits can still be profound. Concerns relating to the breasts can be distressing for any woman, leading to lower self-confidence and self-esteem, the impact can impinge on all areas of life – work, relationships, friendships and more.
This can be the true benefit of surgery and is why Ms Prousskaia specialises in this area, seeing the impact a truly transformational change can have on someone’s overall wellbeing.
For those who do ultimately have surgery, the impact can be life-enhancing and wonderful to see.
Ms Prousskaia sums up the impact beautifully.
“Before surgery there is always a shadow on their faces that seems to say, ‘I know I am different, I do not like myself. Will it ever be over? Does it have a solution?’
It’s distressing for the young woman and her family. Fast forward to post-op, I can see a completely different expression on their faces. It is a relaxed and confident smile, like a huge weight has been lifted! It is very similar to what I see after I reconstruct breast cancer patients, they struggle to believe it can be over until it is done.
I particularly enjoy seeing these girls coming in with a new partner, before surgery many of them were single, so I feel I not only helped to change their body and mind but also had a positive impact on their personal life.”
Please be assured that Ms Prousskaia treats everyone who comes for a consultation with the utmost care and sensitivity.