This young woman had what is called a tuberous breast deformity. It is a congenital deformity that constricts the breast during its development stage. Results of the deformity vary greatly, however, hallmarks of the deformity are a breasts that are more narrow than normal for the chest wall and areolas that are too large for the existing breast. Another common finding in this deformity is breast asymmetry. Correction of the deformity varies according to each individual woman depending on how the deformity has manifested itself. In this young woman the surgical correction included surgically spreading open her existing breast tissue, reducing the size of her nipple & areolas and inserting breast implants. The implants chosen were moderate profile smooth round silicone gel with a 325cc volume. Her reconstruction was performed in one out patient procedure and was life changing for her. The post op photo shows a 5 year result.
This 25 year old woman presented with both a breast asymmetry and a mild tuberous breast deformity. Meticulous surgical planning was needed to ensure an optimal outcome. Her surgical plan included a peri-areola incision, scoring of the soft tissue of her breasts to open up her breast pockets, a sub-glandular plane and 325cc smooth round gel implants. Despite her asymmetry the same size implants were used as her asymmetry was more of a difference in shape than in volume. Her post operative appearance achieved both goals of correcting her mild deformities along with the goals of a breast augmentation.