Breast Augmentation: Tuberous/Constricted Breast Shape
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.
General or local with sedation
IN / OUTPATIENT
Temporary swelling, mild bruising, and some pain
Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture)
Back to work: 3 days to 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks
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.