Breast Augmentation for Tubular Breasts - Bethesda
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. More than 300,000 were performed in 2017 alone. It is a safe and predictable surgery that can dramatically improve a woman's appearance and boost her self-esteem.
Women with a condition known as tubular breasts are among those who can most benefit from this surgery. Roger J. Oldham, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a widely recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon in Bethesda, MD who has performed hundreds of breast augmentations over the past 30 years. Many of these were breast augmentation for tubular breasts.
Tubular breasts, also known as tuberous breasts or breast hypoplasia, is a relatively rare condition of unknown cause. Women generally first become aware of it during puberty. Its manifestations can vary, but typically, one or both breasts are constricted at the base. This causes them to appear small, narrow and cylindrically shaped.
They are usually also widely separated with little or no cleavage, asymmetrical, and display a swollen appearance in the areola. The appearance this condition presents often causes the woman to feel self-consciousness, and it can adversely affect her quality of life and self-confidence.
Fortunately, breast augmentation surgery provides a means for converting tubular breasts to well-rounded, natural-looking breasts. This procedure can predictably improve the size, shape, symmetry, and overall appearance of tubular breasts.
The road to a more natural and full look for women with tubular breasts begins at Dr. Oldham's office with an initial consultation. He will carefully review the patient's medical history, assess her health, and he will consider her lifestyle and expectations. Equally important, he will take into consideration her goals and desires and explain what kind of results she can reasonably expect.
Once Dr. Oldham determines that a patient is a good candidate for surgery, he will discuss in some detail the surgery itself. He will want her to understand that breast augmentation for tubular breasts is more complicated than a typical augmentation surgery.
Tubular breasts have, besides diminished size, certain characteristics affecting them, for example constricted and herniated tissue, that must be addressed. Consequently, the breast implant insertion must be accomplished in conjunction with other breast reshaping procedures. The doctor will also explain that some surgical tweaking may be required secondary to the initial surgery to achieve just the right look.
Breast augmentation for tubular breasts is accomplished with general anesthesia, so that the patient is comfortably asleep throughout the procedure. Recovery takes a few days, and for the first few weeks, patients should avoid heavy lifting or other strenuous activity.
As with most breast augmentation procedures, complete healing and final reshaping will take several months. Consequently, patients should bear in mind that the typical initial swelling, bruising, and unevenness are not indicative of the final appearance.
Because of the complexity involved with correcting tubular breasts, patients would do well to select a surgeon of Dr. Oldham's training, experience, and expertise. He has the skill, knowledge, and artistic eye to achieve the look his patients want.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, or any of the other body-enhancing procedures that Dr. Oldham performs, contact our office or call us at (301) 530-6100 for a consultation appointment. No matter what is needed to restore your youthful beauty and enhance your self-image, Dr. Oldham can help.