Correction of tuberous breast deformity is one of the most challenging aspects of aesthetic breast surgery, and often requires multi-staged surgery to get the optimal result desired.
- In mild cases, where the breast is small, a breast augmentation with an implant may solve the problem. A mastopexy is usually added to correct the breast herniation and enlarged areola at the same time.
- In severe cases, where the patient has little breast skin / volume, a staged procedure is used. A tissue expander is initially inserted to recruit extra tissue along with scoring of the tight breast tissue. In the second procedure a permanent implant is inserted and mastopexy is performed.
- In women with large breast with a high fold, correction can be accomplished by a breast reduction procedure with release of the constriction of the inframammary fold.