Mild tuberous breasts

Anyone else had a BA who鈥檚 had mild tuberous breasts or some constriction? From looking at images, it seems like I鈥檓 not as impressed with the outcome with implants for tuberous breasts vs. women that don鈥檛 have them. Mine are mild but I still want a great outcome but hey, any volume is better than what I have now, right? Haha. Images are welcome! 

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    • Jessica ahh! This makes me so excited. Our before pics look very similar and yours look great. Hoping my outcome will be the same. Did your surgeon have to do anything special to make sure you didn鈥檛 have scaring! Also, did you get silicon gel or gummy bear implants? Thanks!! 

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      Dana Erin I had high profile saline with a crescent lift 

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    • Jessica ahh, cool! Was so hoping I wouldn鈥檛 need a lift. What exactly is a crescent lift? 

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    • Jessica your result is beautiful! 

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  • Very interested in this topic, have a slightly more severe case myself but seeing before and afters of others with similar situations is amazing. So many afters for tuberous cases look like someone put giant cones on the chest. 

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    • Chelsea Lea yes! I鈥檝e noticed the same thing. 

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  • Dana Erin yes, I had mild tuberous breasts. Because of this they had to do a lift to go in an remove the twisted up tissue. You鈥檇 never know I had that condition now. 

    (obviously I鈥檓 still swollen and very early) 

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    • Megan nicole looks awesome! Silly ? but I鈥檓 guessing your surgery was more since you had to have a lift as well? Was really hoping I could do just the BA without a lift :( 

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    • Dana Erin yah, it was quite a bit more (about another $4000. Just under $13k Canadian, so like $9700 us approx). He said if I didn鈥檛 get the lift it likely wouldn鈥檛 achieve the results I want. Even though it was only slight tuberous breasts, the tissue in us forms differently as it almost stops developing like a normal breast should (become round), so the tissue kind of constricts under the skin and it has to be released to create the pocket for the implant. It鈥檚 a big surgery so I just wanted to do it right if I was going to do it. :) 

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  • I think also the trick is going with round implants, not tear drop. 

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  • I had pretty severe tuberous Breasts I had implants with reconstruction and then went back for revision I love my outcome it does take more work and your surgeon does need to have  skill in the field. Lots of questions and and open honest 

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    • Kat Elizabeth did you check to see if insurance would help cover some of the cost since it鈥檚 considered a medical condition? 

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    • Dana Erin i spoke with my sx about it. You can try after but they said its very difficult. 

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  • My right breast was tuberous, I wound up going to a PS that specializes in tuberous breast correction. Photos are in my profile, but a little out of date cause they鈥檝e started to drop into place now and the right one is even with the left now. 

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  • Thanks for the info ladies!!

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  • This may be repetitive, but I just had my first consultation fully expecting to pay my deposits, and get going only to be told I have tuberous breast. The particular surgeon I saw wasn't comfortable operating on tuberous breast because he said my nipples would be low on the implant, and downward pointing. I have found a new surgeon who will tackle my tubes, and have a consultation in June. His plan is to lower my fold, place implants with internal mesh. It seems like there are a few different techniques to correct tuberous breast, and it's the surgeons preference.???

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    • Hannah Michele glad you did your research. It truly is 鈥渞econstruction鈥 so a good surgeon is an absolute must for the results we want to achieve. 

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    • Megan nicole I agree. Thank you!

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      Hannah Michele I have the same issue and after consulting with a few docs (including several on real self) the internal mesh is NOT needed. The first doc I saw said I needed exactly all of that. Others said he was trying to upsell me and laughed at what he said. He also only had a few years experience. Mesh is generally only used for revisions and reconstructions due to complications involving the pocket and completely unnecessary for first time BA patients if done correctly. For tuberous breasts they need to just release the tissue. You can find an explanation online of how they do it. In my case (one side of my ribs sticks out further causing my left breast to sit lower) i could also get my crease lowered but again that can bring on more complications when a lift alone on that side can line up my nipples. 

      Long story short, make sure you talk to as many surgeons as possible with as much experience as possible and draw your own conclusions about what would be best for you! I'm still meeting surgeons myself and looking at all the ladies with similar issues that I can find. Good luck!

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      B. Kind I found a surgeon who I scheduled a BA with at the end of Aug. So my tuberous breasts are creating a situation where I need my fold lowered also. The mesh is going to hold the implant in place and to create a new fold since the surgeon has to borrow a bit of belly skin. It makes sense when he explained it out. I think if they didn't have to lower the fold then I wouldn't need the mesh. I'm actually ok with it though since I'm getting overs and it will act as an internal bra.

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      Hannah Michele I had my fold lowered as well, but no mesh was used (I've never even heard of that technique), and I have subfascial 550 cc, so my implants are not even that small. Are you getting subfascial or subglandular implants? To my understanding the subfascial placement might help in giving a little more support. (The after pic is 4 WPO.)

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    • Masukka I am getting subfascial placement. That is interesting that it might not be necessary to have the mesh. Yours look great too. I'm going to get somewhere in the 475-500 range. I suppose it might be worth looking around, but for some reason in Portland, Or I was having trouble finding surgeons even comfortable with lowering the fold. I have talked to alot of different surgeons. I don't know if we are just limited in this area or what. Honestly though if the mesh serves as a little extra support I would be ok with that. I have already saved the cash for the surgery with mesh even though saving some money would be great. I'm so excited to see what beautiful results you got because our situations seem very similar.

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    •  Masukka sorry. I meant I'm getting subglandular. Over the muscle is what I'm having done

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      Hannah Michele yeah the first surgeon I saw said exactly the same, which did make sense to me as well but after seeing others I am going to go with the "less is more approach" only because of all the possible complications involved with all the things they'd be doing. Especially if I can get similar results with different sizes, released tissue, and possible lift on one side to move nipple. 

      No two women are made the same and so no two surgeries should be the same. I'm eagerly awaiting your results!! I'm thinking mine wont be until Sept or Oct probably. 

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      Hannah Michele From what I've been told not many surgeons like doing it bc of the complications that can result and when I told them what the first PS said (about the mesh) they said its completely unnecessary. Only for revisions. Again tho, whatever you and your PS feel is what's best.  It does help getting other opinions tho...

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      Masukka gorgeous results!!!!

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    • B. Kind that's true that every women's anatomy is different, and so no two surgeries should be the same. I agree also getting multiple opinions is wise. My PS came highly recommended by the first surgeon I saw, and is known as the boob doctor. He seemed really confident and knowledgeable, so maybe its his preferred technique. It makes sense the hesitation with many PS's with this procedure because it does seem like there are more risks. My PS was also telling me I will have major square boobs even more than just a normal BA. He also said I'll need to do some other things to really set in the new fold. 

      I think your less is more approach makes sense, and sounds like you have found a surgeon who you feel comfortable with and confident in.

      I'll definitely post my results!! Hope my procedure will be helpful to your journey. 

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      Hannah Michele totally agree! I can't wait to see yours! Please keep us posted!

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      Hannah Michele Well, you never know, in a few years mine might be down to my tummy and yours will have stayed put because of the mesh! :D I'm only 38 DPO so mine will still change...

      How much extra does the mesh cost? I paid 鈧300 (about $335) extra for the areola operation (my doc deemed it necessary to ensure the best result) and I think it was money well spent because I didn't want to end up with tuberous-looking areolas!

      Btw, subfascial is also over the muscle. It's perhaps a less known technique, where the implants are placed over the muscle itself but below the fascia. It's more time-consuming and probably also more difficult than doing subglandular, but my surgeon seems to prefer it since on the clinic's website he only lists subfascial and dual plane as the available options (here in Europe overs are much more common than in the US).

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    • Masukka lol nah I'm sure yours will be fine and stay beautifully in place!

      The galaflex mesh is an extra $2800.

      So the first surgeon I went to didn't feel comfortable with lowering the fold. He would have given me implants, but I could have only picked 250-300 cc and I would have had low and down pointing nipples. It sounds like lowering the fold should solve my nipple issues. I'm glad you went with the recommendation and are happy with the choice.  Your results are really amazing!

      I didn't realize there were two different types of overs. I'm not sure now which I'm getting. I just know overs. I really love the look and benefits of overs and work out pretty heavy, so I'm so happy my PS recommended it. Idk if it's the same throughout the US, but it was definitely difficult to find one in my area comfortable with it.

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    • B. Kind Thank you!!! I sure will馃槉馃槉

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      Hannah Michele that was another drawback to the mesh...the extra cost. Ugh. Lol. Another thing the first PS mentioned was lowering the fold helps to harvest skin for the bigger breasts. For thinner skinned or particularly small breasted women. He said my nipples would still be a little off and he'd only be able to go up a size. Lol, with all that AND his small amount of experience, I was like nope! Definitely getting more opinions! Lol. 

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      Hannah Michele Thank you! I'm sure your result will be awesome as well because you have a boob expert! In a way it's good that it's been difficult to find a surgeon who's willing to do the correction, imagine if someone would've just said yeah yeah, I'll do it, give me the money, and left you with a botched result! 

      I chose overs mainly because of training, too. I do bodybuilding-style workouts and definitely didn't wanna give up chest workouts! Also my pecs are pretty thick so the distortion would've probably looked awful!

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      Masukka thank you! Like I said, I feel really comfortable with the doctor and he is very confident. I loved the first surgeon so much, and so for a moment I contemplated just begging him to throw something in lol. 

      I'm so excited about getting overs so that I can continue to workout like I've been. Have you resumed your workouts? How I that with the implants?

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    • B. Kind ya, for sure it is more money. I had enough money for a normal BA saved when I went to my first consultation in March. When I went to the consultation with my PS and got the quote with the mesh I was determined to make it happen. I got a second job basically to pay for the mesh. I think I'm so willing to pay the extra because I've wanted boobs forever, and I've been saving for years, and I really like my PS. He's actually a little more expensive than other PS's in the area, but it sounds like he's been practicing for a few years. Plus he came highly recommended by the first surgeon I really liked. I was really feeling guilty about the extra money for a while as I'm a mom and wife, and we could use $11,000 for soooooo much. My husband really supports me on this though because he knows I am really unhappy with my boobs, and reminds me that it's ok to do something for myself sometimes. 

      I think that was definitely a good call on your part to get more opinions if you weren't feeling it with the PS. Finding a surgeon is kinda like choosing a mate. I talked to so many, and didn't feel comfortable. They only wanted to do what they wanted, and tried to talk me into it. They weren't comfortable doing anything but unders, and had terrible response time. Then when I met the first PS in person and I fell in love, but it didn't work out. I actually went to my  consultation with my PS expecting to not like him. The minute he came in the room and started talking to me I just knew he was the one. I think it's really important to keep searching until you find the right one. Good for you for going with your gut, and really doing your research. 

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      Hannah Michele Yeah, I was allowed "light sports" 4 weeks post-op and more intensive training 6 WPO (which will be tomorrow, yay!). It's been a smooth return. Haven't gone to failure on the sets and have used lighter weights than usually (increased the weights last week compared to the first week), but have still managed to get sore muscles (not as badly as normally, though)! Nothing has felt painful. It just feels a bit weird when I flex my pecs and it makes my boobs move -of course this happened before as well, but wasn't really noticeable because I didn't really have much to move! Also, what's been funny: can't go as low as before on narrow/normal leg presses because the boobs are in the way! 

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      Masukka that's awesome recovery has been so smooth, and you have been able to resume at least some activity!! My PS said he doesn't want me to lift over 5 lbs for 6 weeks, but I wonder if that's just precautionary so I know what to expect worst case. I'm not looking forward to being down that long. 

      I realized the other day that I am going to probably deal with having boobs for the first time and them being in the way of certain excercise movements, and also at my job where I move a lot of boxes. It should be interesting lol. I'm super excited to have big boob problems!!

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       Hannah Michele well said! I definitely agree and now I know that feeling because I found "the one" as well! Lol. I loved her so much that I scheduled on the spot. I may not ne able to go as big as I'd have liked but I expected that with my one smaller boob. I'm only very mildly tuberous/constricted in the small one as well, and she said that my creases are exactly the same. They dont need to be moved. I may need a lift in the bigger one just to make sure nipples line up but she doesn't think I will (had to sign a paper so she can decide in surgery). She said that the implants themselves will probably do enough lift to make everything look good and she guarantees her work 100%. I feel so much better about everything now too. Shes been doing this for almost 30 years and has the reviews and photos to back it all up. It's also very affordable. 

      I wanted to add that knowing what I know now (about our issues) and knowing you want overs rather than unders... I can totally see why physicians were leery about it, and also why the mesh may be needed. The muscle sort of acts like the mesh would for us under ladies. I dont know why it didn't register with me b4, that u were wanting overs. Smh. I already wanted unders but my ps said that is what she would only recommend anyway for my issue. Do u have a profile post set up yet? Now that I actually have surgery scheduled I was going to start one, but I'd be interested in following you and seeing how u look before and after. I dont get mine until Dec.19th, which i felt sucked at first but now I realize is perfect timing (school break, time to recover, get everything together before surgery,  etc).

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      Hannah Michele Urgh, that restriction sounds a bit overprecautionary to me, but hey, what do I know, maybe it's needed with the mesh. Though I'd really like to know what the surgeons base their recommendations on, because they seem to differ A LOT. (I don't think there are any studies on the subject...) I wasn't even given a specific time frame or weight limit, I was just told not to lift anything heavy (I asked what that meant, they said like a heavy grocery bag) in the beginning. I built it up little by little, probably had lifted 5 lbs by two week mark, eh... At 3 weeks I lifted a 27-pound luggage on a (low-floor) train but didn't do any carrying. At 4 weeks I went back to work (lunch restaurant) where I need to lift up to around 55 lbs, have been doing that since 5 WPO, haven't had any issues at any point. And my boobs haven't been in the way at work! 馃

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    • Masukka I noticed that too that all surgeon's restrictions differ. The most common one I heard was nothing over ten pounds for 4-6 weeks. My surgeons explanation is that with lowering the fold he will be creating a new one. He wants me to make sure I get some really good scar tissue to create a new crease and create a strong pocket to support the implant. It probably is extra precautionary, but he seems big on my pocket healing correctly. It's going to be hard to not do much for 6 weeks.

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    • B. Kind sorry for the delayed response. I have been meaning to get back to you for a bit now. I am so happy you found a PS that you love and are comfortable with!! I understand the disappointment in a delayed surgery. I also had that. I had all my vacation time planned out for my original surgery date that didn't work out, but something else in life came up and so it all worked out just fine. 

      I don't know if I have a profile. I'm guessing not because I have no idea what you mean馃槀馃槀馃槀 I'd be interested in setting one up though.

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  • I had tuberous breast and my results were way beyond expectation! I was a 32A and now a 32DDD. I have 495 and 545 Allergan Natrelle SRX under the muscle with an areola incision. I am almost 8 weeks now. Hope this helps!!

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    • alison page did you have to have a lift? Did insurance help cover cost? Just curious! You look great!!

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    • Dana Erin thank you!! No, I didn't have a lift. Insurance did not cover it but it never hurts to ask. 

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    • Mild tuberous. 34AAAAA haha. 37 years old. 169cm tall (I guess that's 5'6), 68 kg. Natrelle 560cc. Boob birth 3rd July 2019
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    Hi everyone. I am in Uruguay and I will have mine done soon, in Argentina. Tuberous breasts here as well. I agree with "any volume is better than...". It can be frustrating to have to consider this issue apart from the BA per se. But well... I Will keep you posted. 

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  • Mine are looking awesome after positive pencil (pstosis) and mild tuberous. This is only 2 months post op so they will keep looking better. Hope this helps! No lift was required. 

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  • i thought i have mild tuberous breasts i went to 5 different doctor and 4 of them said i have tuberous breast but its mild , so they need to do special procedure like expanding bottom skin part ? and there was implant size limit too . 

    they could only go up to 350cc. but they were not sure .. it could be 300cc - they said they need to open my breast and see. 

    but one doc came up with whole different story . 

    he pointed out that i dont have tuberous breast. its just puffy areola and i have enough breast tissue too . so he could just add procedure called donut lift 

    make areola squeeze in and put implant through areola. 

    i was always confused if my breast is tuberous or not . cause when it gets cold so my nipple gets hard and squeezed in , it doesnt look like tuberous that much .. and doc first asked me that , if it still look same when it gets cold lol . 

    so im stick with this doctor and waiting for my surgery. 

    i registered bustmob cause of my breast surgery for tuberous breasts. i wanted to see if there somebody whos like me. and wanted to see what did they do . 

    i  am not saying you are like same case as me but theres possibility ! 

    i will post my picture here after surgery :) 

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  • Hi! I just wanted to share my pictures. For me they were super weird looking at first and now I鈥檓 10 weeks post-op and love them! My surgeon is expecting my nipples to move up 1/2 an inch still as the d&f. I hope this is helpful! 

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      Blue Spring I鈥檓 1 week post op and going through the same thing! Yours look great! What size implants did you go with? 

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      Blue Spring I got 450 in my left and 400 in my right! Wishing they were a bit bigger but the surgeon said since I really had nothing to start with going bigger wasn鈥檛 a good idea! Can鈥檛 wait til they drop and fluff! Not much pain they just feel super tight 

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    • Susan
    • Mild tuberous. 34AAAAA haha. 37 years old. 169cm tall (I guess that's 5'6), 68 kg. Natrelle 560cc. Boob birth 3rd July 2019
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    Sorry, not the best example here. I regret the size and I regret the surgery all together. But well it might help you not to go overboard with the size. Best wishes. 

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    • Susan why? They look fab 馃槏

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      • Susan
      • Mild tuberous. 34AAAAA haha. 37 years old. 169cm tall (I guess that's 5'6), 68 kg. Natrelle 560cc. Boob birth 3rd July 2019
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      YogiLisa2017 thank you sooo

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