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Tuberous Breast Correction

Tuberous Breast Correction

Tuberous breast correction surgery is a procedure aimed at addressing tuberous breast deformity, a condition characterised by the abnormal development of the breasts during puberty. This condition can manifest in a variety of ways, including elongated or narrow breasts, enlarged or puffy areolas, and a lack of breast tissue in certain areas, leading to a tubular breast shape. Understanding the emotional and physical impact this condition can have, Anca is dedicated to providing effective surgical solutions to transform and normalise the appearance of the breasts. Her approach to tuberous breast correction is highly personalised, employing a combination of techniques tailored to the specific needs of each patient. By focusing on reshaping the breast tissue, resizing the areola, and enhancing breast symmetry and volume, Anca aims to not only improve the physical appearance of the breasts but also boost the self-confidence and quality of life of her patients.


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Length of breast surgery
2 - 3 hours
General anaesthetic
Length of stay
7 - 10 days
12 weeks

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Who Needs Tuberous Breast Correction Surgery

Candidates for tuberous breast correction surgery include patients diagnosed with tuberous breast deformity who experience one or more of the following:

  • Physical Discomfort or Limitations: While tuberous breasts are primarily a cosmetic concern, some women may experience physical discomfort or limitations in clothing options.
  • Psychological Impact: The condition can significantly affect self-esteem, body image, and sexual confidence, making correction surgery a valuable option for emotional and psychological well-being.
  • Desire for Normalised Breast Appearance: Those seeking a more conventional breast shape and appearance, including improved symmetry, volume, and contour, are ideal candidates for this surgery.
  • Mature Physical Development: Candidates should have fully developed breasts, typically achieved by late adolescence, to ensure stable results from the surgical correction.

Tuberous breast correction surgery offers a solution for women affected by this condition, allowing them to achieve a breast appearance that aligns more closely with their aesthetic goals and improves their quality of life.

Benefits of Tuberous Breast Correction Surgery

Tuberous breast correction surgery can significantly enhance both the physical appearance of the breasts and your psychological well-being. Anca emphasises the following benefits to individuals considering the procedure:

  • Improved Breast Shape and Symmetry: The surgery addresses the tubular shape and asymmetry characteristic of tuberous breasts, resulting in a more rounded and symmetrical breast appearance.
  • Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem: Correcting the deformity can dramatically boost self-confidence, making patients feel more comfortable in their skin and improving their overall quality of life.
  • Expanded Clothing Options: Many women with tuberous breasts find it challenging to wear certain styles of clothing or swimsuits. Post-surgery, patients often experience a broader range of clothing options that fit more comfortably and flatteringly.
  • Correction of Areola Protrusion and Size: The procedure can reduce and normalise enlarged or puffy areolas, contributing to a more conventional breast appearance.
  • Customisable Results: Based on your desires and Anca’s expert recommendations, the surgery can be tailored to achieve your ideal breast size and shape, using implants, fat grafting, or tissue reshaping techniques as necessary.

Types of Tuberous Breast Correction Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Often used in tuberous breast correction, implants can provide volume to underdeveloped breasts and help achieve a more natural, rounded shape. The choice between saline and silicone implants depends on your preference and specific anatomical needs.

Tissue Expansion

In cases where the skin and breast tissue are tight and constricted, tissue expanders may be used to gradually stretch the skin and tissue, making room for an implant at a later stage.

Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

A breast lift may be performed to elevate the position of the breasts and nipples, especially in cases where there is significant sagging or downward pointing of the nipples.

Areolar Reduction

Many individuals with tuberous breasts have enlarged or puffy areolas. A reduction can be performed to create a more proportionate areolar size and improve the overall aesthetic of the breasts.

Fat Grafting

For adding volume and correcting minor asymmetries or shape irregularities, fat grafting involves transferring fat from another area of your body to the breasts, offering a more natural augmentation option.

How Is the Procedure Performed

The surgical process for correcting tuberous breast deformity varies based on the techniques used and the extent of correction needed. However, a general outline of the procedure includes:

  • Consultation and Planning: An initial consultation with Anca is crucial for discussing your goals, examining the degree of tuberous deformity, and devising a personalised surgical plan.
  • Anaesthesia: Tuberous breast correction is performed under general anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.
  • Incisions: Depending on the chosen method(s) of correction, Anca makes precise incisions either around the areola, underneath the breast fold, or both. These incision sites are chosen to minimise visible scarring.
  • Correction Techniques: The specific steps taken during surgery depend on the techniques included in the surgical plan. This may involve dissecting and reshaping the constricted breast tissue, inserting implants, reducing the size of the areola, and/or lifting the breast and nipple to a more natural position.
  • Closure: Incisions are carefully closed with sutures, often in layers, to support the newly shaped breast tissue and minimise scarring.

Tuberous breast correction requires a customised approach to address the wide range of presentations of tuberous breast deformity. Anca employs various surgical techniques to achieve optimal results for her patients, including: Breast Augmentation, Tissue Expansion, Mastopexy (Breast Lift), Areolar Reduction, and Fat Grafting.

Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery from tuberous breast correction surgery involves a period of rest, gradual return to daily activities, and adherence to Anca’s post-operative care instructions:

  • Immediate Postoperative Care: You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort initially. Anca provides pain management solutions and recommends rest and limited movement to facilitate healing.
  • Support Garments: Wearing a surgical bra or compression garment is often required to support the new breast shape, reduce swelling, and aid in the healing of tissues.
  • Activity Limitations: Strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks post-surgery. Anca gives clear guidelines on when it’s safe to resume various types of activities.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Regular appointments with Anca are crucial to monitor the healing process, remove sutures if used, and address any concerns. These visits also allow Anca to assess the aesthetic outcomes and ensure your satisfaction with the results.
  • Long-Term Care: Maintaining a stable weight and following a healthy lifestyle will help preserve the surgery results. Anca may also advise on specific care routines to minimise scarring.


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How Much Is Tuberous Breast Correction Surgery in UK

The cost of tuberous breast correction surgery in the UK varies widely depending on the extent of the procedure, the techniques used, and the surgeon’s experience. Anca provides a comprehensive breakdown of costs during the consultation, ensuring transparency. On average, prices can range from £4,500 to £8,000, encompassing:

  • Surgeon’s Fees: Reflecting the surgeon’s expertise and the customised approach to each surgery.
  • Facility Costs: Including the operating room, hospital stay (if necessary), and any associated clinic fees.
  • Anaesthesia Fees: Covering the cost of general anaesthesia or sedation.
  • Postoperative Care: Such as medications, support garments, and follow-up visits.

It’s important for patients to consider that additional costs may arise from the need for further adjustments or secondary procedures to refine the results.

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Frequently asked questions

This treatment is suitable if you have tuberous breasts: elongated breasts with a narrow base, if the fold underneath your breasts (inframammary crease) is situated high and you have protruding areolas. Your candidacy for the procedure will be evaluated during the initial consultation with Anca.

Tuberous breast correction can cause some soreness to the breasts while healing takes place. A course of painkillers will need to be taken post-treatment, helping to alleviate any discomfort.

Common risks are bruising, swelling and temporary numbness. Infrequent risks are infection, bleeding (haematoma), delayed healing, poor scarring and asymmetry.

Recovery from this breast correction procedure may take 2 weeks. Driving will be possible after 2 weeks. It may need up to 3 weeks before travelling abroad and up to 12 weeks before returning to the gym.

About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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