Tuberous Breasts

Before Breast Augmentation After Breast Augmentation

My breasts have a “funny” shape- What can be done about this?

Your breasts are called the “tuberous” breast or “snoopy” breast and the reason is that the distance between your nipple and chest is very short. You can see this in the top photograph. What needs to be done is to not only enhance the size of the breast, but also the shape of the breast. This is done by advancing skin internally onto the breast mound and taking the breast tissue underneath and rearranging it, somewhat like what I would describe a mango to be. If one cuts a mango in a square patterning, it can then be everted or turned inside out and similarly, the internal aspect of the breast tissue can be surgically changed during the operation, so that the breast implant will press on this area and round out the lower part of your breast.

You can see how nice and rounded the lower part of the breast looks six weeks post-operatively. You also cannot see the top part of the implant which is placed underneath part of the pectoral muscle using the partial subpectoral technique. You can just see the shadow of a small incision in the new fold! This tiny incision will fade with time and just look like your natural fold, the one you were meant to have, if you were to have “normal” breasts. “Snoopy” breasts are a special problem that approximately 6% of women who present to me for breast augmentation have and can be successfully re-fashioned with the re-modelling surgical technique described above in combination with the insertion of a breast implant at the same time.

Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

About Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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