Tuberous breasts, degrees and operation

Written by: Dra. Esther Lliró Blasco
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What are tuberous breasts?

Tuberous breasts is a congenital alteration of the breast in which there is a malformation so that the breast can not develop normally. A fibrotic tissue forms at the base of the breast, creating a constrictor ring that causes the breast instead of having a normal conical shape to have a tuberous shape and is constricted. It can not be diagnosed at the beginning even though it is born with this alteration because we do not have the developed breast. It is diagnosed, the malformation is appreciated, as the breasts develop, usually in adolescence.


What are the most frequent degrees of tuberous breasts?

Basically they are 3 degrees. The first-degree tuberous breast is one in which the constrictor ring is partial and there is a deficit in the development of the breast in the central inferior pole , in the inner part. They are usually areolas with a tendency to look down and towards the center and the breasts develop normally or even hypertrophia, they are a little bigger. In the grade two tuberous breast the ring is already more marked and it does not develop everything that is the lower pole of the breast , both the internal and external breast. The mammary groove is higher and the areola is also accompanied by that it is bigger and sometimes even giant being able to reach more than 10cm. In the third-degree tuberous breast the ring is totally constrictor, affects the whole breast , can not develop and is usually accompanied by very small breasts.


How does a woman detect that she has tuberous breasts?

Generally from the adolescence in the growth of the breasts is already seeing the alteration. Today, with the information we have on the internet, many patients come with self-diagnosis and here we diagnose them well in the degree. Another third do not know what they have, say they have a malformation or a very ugly, pear shape, odd shape, they are different from other friends of yours ... And another third comes saying that he has a small breast and does not even see the alteration, it does not relate that it really is a malformation.


What is the operation of tuberosal breasts?

The first thing to do with Aesthetic Surgery is to open that breast, it is a breast that is constricted, with that constrictor ring, in any degree the first thing we must do is open that ring , then it will depend a little on the degree and the form Of the breast, if we have a large or psoic breast we will have to raise or reduce it, if it is small it is logical to increase it, usually with mammary prosthesis depending on the degree, size and shape will be one way or another, with a Placement or other. What we have to do is always try to fill the bottom pole that is where we really lack the fabric so sometimes inside the same breast we have to do some kind of flap, some technique, to try to fill that lower pole that we are missing .


Can tuberosities be treated without surgery?

It is not possible to treat the tuberous breast without surgery , it is a congenital malformation with very marked features that can not be solved if it is not surgically.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Esther Lliró Blasco
Plastic surgery

Dr. Lliró is a renowned specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has more than 20 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in different fields of the specialty. Specifically, Dr. Lliró is one of the leading experts in blepharoplasty, genital surgery, tension threads, tuberous breasts and breast reduction. Throughout her career she has combined her care work with teaching, being a teacher and organizer of courses in plastic surgery. She also develops an important dissemination task, being a regular speaker at congresses and speeches of the specialty, as well as a book collaborator. He currently runs his own plastic surgery clinic, Arcos Integral.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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