Tuberous Breast Surgery By Dr. Jaibaji

Tuberous Breast Surgery

Tuberous Breasts have a very narrow base and usually a long skin envelope. In the most severe cases of Tuberous Breast, a breast lift can be done through an incision around the areola, making the breast into a more rounded shape that the patient will be happy with. In many cases however, a lift is not necessary. The patient should be aware that the final result will take months to see and that they will need to be patient.

Tuberous breast affects the shape of the breast. The change in shape can Range from mild to severe. Generally speaking, tuberous breast can be classified into three grades. Grade I, the constriction affects the inferior medial aspect of the breast. Grade 2, constriction of the inferior medial and lateral aspect of the breast. Grade 3, there is significant constriction of the breast base and herniation of the breast tissue behind the nipple areola complex.

Tuberous breast can lead to psychosexual problems especially in teenagers where they are affected psychologically by the shape of the breast.

The treatment of tuberous breast varies and depend on the deformity. The condition can affect one breast or both breast with variable degrees. The treatment can be simple lift of the breast. Scarring or excision of the herniated breast tissue is essential to expand the breast. Other treatment methods include tissue expansion, breast augmentation with implants and breast lift.

Question: Does the insurance cover breast deformity correcting and the treatment of tuberous breast?
The answer to that question is it depends on the insurance criteria. In severe deformities the insurance will consider coverage and allow breast reconstruction. It is essential that your plastic surgeon submit the information to the insurance company. Photographs may be required for the authorization process.

Since Dr. Jaibaji has considerable experience with using breast implants to improve the appearance of Tuberous Breasts for patients, many women from around the country choose to fly to San Diego to obtain his services. If you are not from the San Diego area, please visit Out Of Town Patients to learn more about our out-of-town accommodations and scheduling information.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Months Post-Op: 6
Breast Surgery San Diego

Implant Placement: Sub muscular, Incision Site: Periareolar.
Pre-Op Cup Size: A,  Post-Op Cup Size: C.
Implant Type: Allergen Natrelle Saline Implant. Implant Profile: High Profile
Implant Shape: Rounded, Implant Surface: Smooth.

This patient from Orange county, has Grade 2  tuberous breast. The inferior pole of the breast was constricted. There was mild herniation of the breast tissue behind the areola. She underwent augmentation with saline implants. The inferior pole of the breast was scored and lowered. The implants were placed under the muscle. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jaibaji, MD. Breast implant, correction of tubular breast, breast asymmetry, areolar incision.

Patient Case Study

Age: 20, Height: 5′ 1″, Weight: 180 lbs

Procedure Type: Tuberous Breast.
Implant Placement: Sub muscular. Incision Site: Periareolar
Pre-Op Cup Size: C, Post-Op Cup Size: DD
Implant Type: Saline Implant, Implant Profile: High Profile, Implant Shape: Rounded
Implant Surface: Smooth
Left Implant Size: 600 cc, Right Implant Size: 570 cc.

This patient had breast asymmetry and marked constriction of the inferior pole of the right breast. There is also herniation of the breast tissue into the nipple areola complex. She underwent breast augmentation with saline implants. The implants were placed under the muscle. The breast tissue behind the right areola was scored to allow for expansion of the breast and the infra mammary fold was lowered to achieve more symmetry.