What is it for?
- Improves the tubular shape of the breast, the appearance of symmetry and the overall aesthetics
What does it mean?
- Tuberous breast surgery consists of remodelling the breast tissue in order to correct the anomalous shape of the breast, which may have a tapered appearance, or else appear to be "tight" with a ring-shaped base which then develops beyond that ring in a sagged shape. The details vary a lot case by case, and should be discussed in the consultation to achieve the desired results. However, it must be borne in mind that perfect symmetry is generally illusory and a very realistic objective should be improvement in symmetry. In cases where the patient already has some breast volume, it is possible to avoid using an implant and to use only the breast’s tissues. However, the most frequent is to wish, besides correcting the deformity, also to increase the breast volume, contributing to its overall aesthetic, and in this case the use of an implant is indicated
Other procedures that can be associated
- Liposuction, fat grafting (“lipofilling”)
Type of anaesthesia
- Scars vary greatly depending on the technique to be used, which may be a typical breast augmentation inframammary scar, a periareolar scar (surrounding the areola), a vertical scar technique (scar around the areola combined with a vertical scar below the areola) or even these same scars in association with another horizontal scar along the inframammary fold (the so-called inverted "T" scar)
- Usually 1 day in hospital
- You can return to work in about 7-10 days as long as there is no weight lifting or exertion required. We recommend full arm lift to start only from week two onward. Sports activities can be performed after 6 weeks. You should also wear a compression bra (recommended by our team) for 6 weeks. After a few months, the scars acquire a tone similar to the surrounding skin, becoming less noticeable. Lymphatic drainage, performed by professionals with experience in this type of procedure is a complementary technique that can be started after 15 days
Most frequent problems and risks
- Sometimes an easily tolerable discomfort (controllable with painkillers), swelling (which may be prolonged over time), or delayed healing are possible, as well as the sensation heat in the breasts for a few weeks and changes in nipple sensitivity (increased or decreased). Less frequent are excessive scarring or hyperpigmentation of the scars, hematoma, infection or areas of greater hardness and consistency (foci of steatonecrosis - remaining devitalized tissue, usually due to surgery in very large breasts). Breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks. Over time, loss of tissue elasticity, trauma, weight changes or pregnancy can alter the shape of the breast. In case implants are used, it is important to know that either one or both breast implants may also need to be removed and/or replaced to treat problems such as bleeding, infection, rupture of the implant or the formation of scar tissue around the implant - capsular contracture, which can cause the sensation of tightness or stiffness in the breast
- The results persist for many years, and there may be variables (loss of elasticity of tissues with age, trauma, changes in weight or pregnancies) that condition the result