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 has won numerous awards and is a Board Certified UK Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
On this site, you can read more about Elena’s experience.
Of her ethos, Elena says:
“The one thing that matters most to me when I am with a patient is empathy.
It is only when you are able to identify and understand your patients’ problems that you can begin to help resolve them satisfactorily.
“A good surgical outcome is not the only thing that matters. Everything that you do and say to a patient has to come from your heart.”
Of course, promising a patient-focussed approach has to be backed up by independent reviews.
On the iwantgreatcare.org site, Elena has 100% five-star reviews and glowing testimonials.
If you believe a tuberous breast correction procedure might be applicable please contact us to arrange a consultation.
We also have further information about tuberous breast correction surgery on site, this covering common FAQs.
If you do think tuberous breast treatment would be beneficial, please do get in touch – call 0800 8021 886 or book a consultation online. Elena has a clinic on London’s world-renowned Harley Street.
London, the capital city of England, is renowned for medical expertise.
Harley Street, located in Marylebone and named after former Lord Mayor Thomas Harley, is perhaps the most famous location relating to the medical profession in the UK.
Many leading practitioners across a wide range of medical specialisms have clinics in Harley Street.
Location wise, it is highly accessible, with close proximity to Regent’s Park, Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street tube stations and also mainline stations including Euston and Kings Cross.
As you would expect of a street of such influence it has featured in many cultural works and had many famous residents.
Agatha Christie regularly used Harley Street as a locations it features in, among other stories, And Then There Were None, Crooked House and Death on the Clouds.
Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility has many chapters based in London and specifically Harley Street.
Real life residents have included artist JMW Turner, Labour MP Harriet Harman and also Lionel Logue – the speech therapist who helped King George VI and is represented in the King’s Speech.