Tuberous breast can be best treated in London by Elena Prousskaia, a world-renowned female cosmetic surgeon who has held Fellowships at leading hospitals and specialises in breast surgery.
Also known as constricted breasts or tubular breast, tuberous breast does not pose a health risk yet the impact of this condition can be profound.
Surgery via a skilled specialist like Elena will correct the balance and shape of the breasts, boosting confidence and self-esteem.
In this page, we will outline key details relating to tuberous breast and why Elena Prousskaia stands apart as one of the finest specialist surgeons in London.
What is Tuberous Breast?
Tuberous breasts are breasts that have not developed as normal. A genetic condition, it leads to breasts that typically have a tube-like shape, hence the term tubular breast, and a larger space in-between them.
The breasts are often underdeveloped at the lower part and there can also be larger and dilated areola.
It is likely to be a condition that is under-reported as, depending on the severity, many women will not have sought expert opinion as it is not a health risk of itself.
However, the underdevelopment, which is typically visible from puberty, can have a great impact on self-esteem and mental health and so have a major overall impact on health.
The severity therefore is dependent on how the individual with tuberous breasts perceives the issue.
Suitability of Tuberous Breast treatment in London
Because there are no direct health risks linked to tuberous breast, it is not a procedure that someone with the condition needs to have.
The benefits must therefore be judged against the impact the condition is having on someone’s life.
For those whom their breasts are a concern, tuberous breast treatment is suitable for asymmetrical breasts, breasts with a large gap between them and breasts that have failed to develop fully – in shape, volume or both.
Suitability can only truly be assessed at a detailed consultation, this also the opportunity for the prospective patient to talk, discuss their hopes for surgery and the surgeon to listen and then suggest potential options.
If surgery is suitable and beneficial, there are a number of treatment options and the best approach will vary by patient.
One option is to have implants inserted, these could be silicone or saline and would be inserted so as to minimise visible scarring.
If there is enough breast tissue, but it is not in optimal position, then remodelling of the breast tissue may be suitable, or the use of expanders might create the desired look and shape.
Another option is to utilise fat transfer, this potentially from an area such as the hips or thighs – an added benefit of this method is that if there is a desire to tone these specific areas both goals can be achieved at once.
Often, the best approach is a combination of a number of the above – implants with additional fat transfer for example.
The best approach will depend on the desired final breast shape and volume, the available breast tissue and whether an option such as liposuction for fat transfer is both desirable and beneficial.
As we have outlined in this page, for those who seek tuberous breast treatment, there are a range of options, but it is impossible to suggest which approach is best without recourse to a thorough consultation.
The consultation is absolutely key, cosmetic surgery is a major procedure and so it is important to find a surgeon you have confidence in and who has a patient-focussed ethos.
We cannot talk of other surgeons in this page, but we can detail why Elena Prousskaia is so highly regarded.
Elena has the advantage of having a female perspective, but she is also one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons – male or female.
Elena specialises in breast surgery and has held leading Fellowships in this field. In her 20 year career, she has held Fellowships in Italy, Spain, Japan, India, Belgium and also London, where she held the Fellowship in microsurgical breast reconstruction.
Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.
SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.
EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants
I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!
JB – Breast Reduction
Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital. The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands. The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.
LMS – implant Removal & Replacement
Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!