Tuberous Breasts Surgery

The tuberous or tubular breasts are caused by a malformation in the growth phase of the sinuses that is causing problems with body image and self-confidence for women who have this condition.

In tuberous breasts instead of becoming a proper chest with rounded neckline and normal, just taking  a narrow tube-shaped, with a higher than normal areola diameter and form bulky (although occasionally diameter is normal) and a wide separation between the two breasts.

It is characterized by excessive tension on the skin of the breasts during puberty alters growth, breast develops forward being unable to properly fill the lower poles limited by the skin and the lower breast fold and producing a tubular shape with less developed in the gland size and growth of the areolas (type I), or excessive thrust on the areolas (type II) and sometimes only with an abnormally high placement of the lower crease of the breast (type III).

In many cases, tuberous breasts are different on both sides, both in form and size, causing severe asymmetries (see asymmetric breast surgery).

Many women consult me convinced that tuberous breasts can be corrected only with the placement of a breast prosthesis. However, the appropriate correction of the defect is one of the most difficult processes mammary plastic surgery, and requires significant previous experience. It is customary in my clinic I attend Valencia, women with different degrees of this disorder malformation, from very mild to severe. Every case is different from before, and leads to a different solution. The main objectives are: to place the infra-mammary groove in its normal position, increase the volume in the lower pole of the breast and the skin’s ability to expand, reduce the size of the areolas if required, to transform the shape of the breast a more natural, and finally increase breast volume and breasts closer to the midline to enhance cleavage, creating a natural breasts. Last but not least, the asymmetry up where possible corrected.

As in the case of complex interventions in breast  (secondary breast surgery) do I have a lot of resources to achieve this:

  • Local Sedation and anesthesia: reduces postoperative recovery time and risks of surgery.
  • Anatomical Implants: thanks to them have multiple models and sizes to customize the surgery and even implants using two different model and size asymmetries and deformities can be corrected with round implants is impossible to get.
  • Safer and more durable, more consistent with silicone gels, and even with double composition and gels of different hardness, concave surfaces, very high projections breast prostheses. All aimed to correct most of the deformities.
  • Lipotransfer or fat grafting own: thanks to them we can correct many defects getting fat women, processing it and transplanting it to areas that need breast correction, obtaining lasting results.

Consult me ​​your problem and seek a better and more customized solution, doing my best.


The snuff causes a reduction in the blood supply to the skin, which can complicate wound healing, tissue viability and results of surgery; should consider reducing their consumption a few weeks before and after the intervention.

There are drugs that reduce the ability of blood clotting, such as aspirin, so the doctor must inform the consumer and remove them from your treatment.

Dr. Terrén explain postoperative care and proper recovery time, as well as their expected return to daily work activities (1-2 weeks), personal and sports (4-6 weeks). It will explain the risks and possible complications, and leaves will give informed consent to read and sign.

Dr. Terrén informed of the costs of surgery. There is no fixed price for all interventions and your case will be treated individually, including hospitalization costs, materials, fees surgical equipment and anesthesia. You can check with the clinic elpersonal financing options that might interest you (see funding


It is performed under local anesthesia and deep sedation, and lasts one to two hours depending on each case. The patient must stay in the hospital 1 night for proper aftercare; in less complex cases you can leave the hospital within a few hours of surgery.

Surgery is different in each case. Reducing excessive skin, an internal modification of mammary structure localized volume reduction, or even a second procedure to obtain a natural finish and more symmetrical breasts may be necessary.

 It will remain in the hospital 24 or you can leave after surgery in some cases. You can walk around the room or even the hallway of the hospital. It may take a few devices for draining waste fluids after surgery, although not in all cases, which shall be maintained for 24 – 48 hours and you will be removed in the clinic of Dr. Terrén.

 You should also wear an appropriate bra for several weeks after surgery, even to sleep.

 It will take analgesics to control postoperative pain for several days, and antibiotics to prevent infection.

 Will rest for the first week and should avoid tension in the breasts, like picking heavy weights or bending excessively bending the cintura.El recovery time is approximately one to two weeks.

 In four weeks you should go twice a week to the clinic of Dr. Terrén to receive lymphatic drainage massage the treated areas, so that recovery is faster and better results. During these visits Dr. Terren and his team monitor the proper evolution of the wounds and scarring, and personally answer all your questions and comments. Also have access to a telephone number for any urgent requirement.

 The final result is obtained after about one year, several follow-up visits to be necessary during the recovery period.

Here we present the before and afther photos of several cases of this surgery. 

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