Tuberous / Constricted Breast Augmentation

Tuberous or constricted breasts are characterized by enlarged areola with a puffy appearance, wider spacing between the breasts, decreased breast volume with narrow base, and decreased distance between the nipple and breast fold.  Between 1 and 5% of breast augmentation patients have a tuberous breast deformity which can range from mild to severe.  Tuberous breast deformity can be dramatically improved with breast augmentation.

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EXPECTATIONS

LENGTH

1 Hour

ANESTHESIA

General or local with sedation

IN / OUTPATIENT

Out Patient

SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary swelling, mild bruising, and some pain

RISKS

Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture)

RECOVERY

Back to work: 3 days to 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks

FINAL APPEARANCE

6 - 8 weeks for implants to completely descend into the final position

DURATION OF RESULTS

Permanent: the average lifespan of a breast implant is 10 years and implants may need to be replaced in a relatively minor procedure.