The tuberous breast

Written by: Dr. Juan Antonio Mira González
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Tuberous breasts are a hereditary pathology, what impact does genetics have?

Tuberous breast is not a pathology, it is simply an alteration of the form. The incidence of inheritance is very low; this morning I have read up to 19 works on tuberous breasts in families and there is no relationship. There was only one case of two sisters who both had tuberous breast. The others - mothers, sisters ... - had different breasts. Therefore we can affirm with all property that the tuberose breast is not hereditary.

What anatomical characteristics allow us to identify a tuberous breast (skin, shape, internal alterations ...)?

Tuberous breast is very easy to diagnose. It has a tube shape, that's why it's called tuberose. It also has some peculiar characteristics; the areolas tend to be larger, the nipple is usually lowered, the areolar tissue is dense and the volume is not usually very large, they are rather small. Therefore, when it comes to correcting them, we will have to model, make room and then put on the prosthesis.


Tuberous breast is very easy to diagnose


Is the surgery painful and does it have risks for the patients?

Do not. The intervention usually does not have more discomfort than a minor intervention. The risk is aesthetic, that is to say, that in order to have surgery for a tuberous breast, you have to put yourself in very good hands.

Is the intervention always for aesthetic reasons or also for medical reasons?

Normally it is always for aesthetic reasons. No relationship has been found between any type of pathology with the tuberous breast.

There are several degrees of deformity in tuberous breasts, would the treatment vary depending on the degree of deformity?

Degrees are as many as patients because each tuberosa is different. The experience has let me know that we have to adapt the intervention exclusively to the patient we are treating. Normally we do not remove anything, that is, even if the areola is large we usually leave it like that. We make an incision in the areola itself, we get behind the gland and relax the capsule that is responsible for the body is constricted and tuberous. With this relaxation the whole chest gives way and we can now put an implant with which we correct both the form and the volume at the same time.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan Antonio Mira González
Plastic surgery

After more than 30 years of experience and 15,000 cases treated, it is one of the most renowned surgeons. He has extensive training, with more than 80 degrees in universities around the world, which keeps abreast of the latest advances in cosmetic surgery. It also collaborates intensively in international research programs, education and humanitarian aid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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