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Breast Augmentation with Constricted or Tubular Breasts

Aside from breast augmentation procedures, Dr. Geoffrey Leber is also experienced in corrective operations, particularly a condition called tubular breast deformity. Tuberous breasts (or tubular breasts) are a result of a congenital abnormality of the breasts which can occur in one breast or both. This condition is also known as constricted breasts, tubular breasts, snoopy breasts, herniated areolar complexes, conical breast, domen nipple, lower pole hypoplasiaand hypoplastic breasts. During puberty breast development fails to develop normally and fully. The cause may be from a disorder in collagen deposition. The condition ranges from 1-5% of breast augmentation patients, however the condition may affect more women in the general population. The surgical classifications refer to which areas of the breast are affected and is divided into three grades; mainly in the inferomedial quadrant (Grade I); in the two inferior quadrants (Grade II); or affecting the whole breast (Grade III). Tuberous breasts are not simply small or underdeveloped breasts. The breast deformity can range from mild to severe. Typical characteristics include: enlarged puffy areola, wide spacing between the breasts with minimal breast tissue, sagging, and a higher than normal breast fold. The condition may affect the ability of women to breastfeed.

Deformities of the breasts become apparent during puberty, which may lead to psychosexual problems in girls due to the unusual shape of the breast. Correcting the deformity with surgery often leads to a great improvement in self-esteem even when the results are less than perfect. Surgical treatment most commonly involves breast augmentation with release of the constricted breast tissue allowing the breast to expand over the underlying implant along with lowering of the inframmamary crease. In more advanced cases reducing the areola size, reduction of the herniated breast tissue out of the areola and elevation of the nipple areola complex can be accomplished with a peri-areola or “purse string” mastopexy.

Great results speak for themselves.  If you’re looking for the best Scottsdale plastic surgeon serving the Phoenix metropolitan area Dr. Geoffrey Leber can help you.  You can browse through over 10,000 before-and-after photos and read our patients’ testimonials.  For consultation on the services for Phoenix breast implants, Scottsdale breast augmentation, or revision breast augmentation please schedule a consultation with Dr. Leber at his Scottsdale office.


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