Tuberous breast
correction surgery

Tuberous breast correction surgery addresses the condition of tuberous breasts, in which breasts are typically underdeveloped and of an unusual shape, with an enlarged areola or nipple. This narrow base and enlarged top can appear elongated.

Tuberous breast
correction surgery

Tuberous breast correction surgery addresses the condition of tuberous breasts, in which breasts are typically underdeveloped and of an unusual shape, with an enlarged areola or nipple. This narrow base and enlarged top can appear elongated.

Tuberous Breast
Correction Surgery Bristol

Tuberous breast correction surgery addresses the condition of tuberous breasts, in which breasts are typically underdeveloped and of an unusual shape, with an enlarged areola or nipple. This narrow base and enlarged top can appear elongated.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is tuberous breast correction surgery?

Tuberous breast correction surgery is undertaken to reshape tuberous breasts; a condition in which the breasts are of an unusual shape, underdeveloped, and with an enlarged areola (nipple). Tuberous breasts are known as such due to the enlarged top and narrow base which make them appear to be elongated.

Tuberous breast correction surgery uses a combination of surgical techniques. The objective of tuberous breast correction surgery is to allow women to have breasts which are as symmetrical and natural looking as possible. Tuberous breasts can become evident as early as puberty. Tuberous breast correction surgery is the only treatment which is realistically capable of changing the condition. A consultation with Elena can be one of the most important first steps to determining your condition and talking through the tuberous breast correction surgery treatment.

Is tuberous breast correction surgery for me?

Tuberous breast, which is a congenital condition also known as constricted breasts, can negatively impact an individual’s quality of life if not addressed.

For many individuals with a tuberous breast or breasts, tuberous breast surgery can be a solution to addressing size or shape issues.

Among the characteristics which could indicate tuberous breast correction surgery as an effective treatment are:

  • breast asymmetry
  • a narrower breast base
  • a wider areola
  • high inframammary crease
  • elongated breasts

If any of these characteristics are familiar to you, Elena and her team are available for a confidential discussion on the suitability of tuberous breast correction surgery.

How is tuberous breast surgery performed?

The specific techniques which are used for tuberous breast correction surgery depend on the surgical plan which has been tailored for each individual. In some cases, tissue flaps or fat transfer are used, and in other cases implants and expanders are preferable. The surgical plan will be the result of at least one consultation with Elena, in which the patient will have the opportunity to consider all the surgical options available to them.

Tuberous breast correction surgery can be a complex procedure, and for this reason you can benefit from the expertise of Elena, who has a full understanding of all the surgical options available to patients. In some cases, the breast’s lower pole needs to be addressed in order to restore the lack of a fold or curve at the bottom of the breast. There are also cases in which a restriction or herniation needs to be fixed prior to an implant or flap being inserted. As part of the surgical plan, work may also be done on the areolas to make them more symmetric and balanced.

Ahead of the procedure, patients will have their breasts assessed and the condition will be fully diagnosed. It should be noted the traditional breast augmentation procedure alone is not suitable for the full modification of tubular breasts. Some patients may choose to modify the appearance of their nipples at the same time as tuberous breast correction surgery – this is known as a mastopexy.

Patients will meet with an anaesthetist prior to undergoing tuberous breast correction surgery treatment, in order to discuss their form of anaesthesia. Patients are typically asked not to eat or drink for a six-hour window before the operation. The length of the procedure depends on the nature of the surgical plan. Patients are typically required to remain in hospital overnight following tuberous breast correction surgery.

What are the risks of tuberous breast surgery?

As with any surgical treatment, tuberous breast correction surgery presents potential risks – these can include bleeding, infection, change in breast sensation and the need for revision surgery. It has been found that the risk of bleeding classed as significant from tuberous breast surgery is between 0.5 and 1 per cent. When implants are used as part of the surgical process, it should be noted that rupture is rare, and is more likely to occur with implants which are more than ten years old.

Tuberous breast surgery recovery time

Patients can usually resume their normal daily activities within a two-week timeframe. A longer period of rest can be needed before beginning full exercise again.

An overnight stay in hospital is usually needed following tuberous breast correction surgery, and the first week of rest should be taken at home.

Both sexual and aerobic activity should be avoided in the first two weeks following tuberous breast surgery, as should any strenuous lifting activity. Patients can benefit from undertaking light arm exercises on a daily basis, and Elena can provide full details of this suggested programme following the operation. Gentle daily exercise, which begins soon after the operation, is recognised as being beneficial to recovery. In the case of tuberous breast surgery which involves implants being inserted – it should be noted that implants can take a period of a few months to “settle”. During this stage, the breasts can develop more of a natural look than is seen straight after surgery, as the swelling gradually subsides.

Why choose the Breastclinik?

Elena is an award-winning cosmetic surgeon who is known for her work around the world. Patients can take advantage of her expert consultancy in a number of UK locations, including Bristol, London and Sussex. Breastclinik patients have the advantage of a specialised female consultant with an empathetic attitude that puts the patient first. The Breastclinik is renowned for delivering an unmatched standard of aftercare.

Tuberous breast correction surgery cost

The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.

The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.

Surgery costs from £5,800
Initial consultation fee £150

Advice On Breast Implants

Since December 2018, many regulatory bodies around the World have issued statements regarding their own position and some have limited the distribution of other textured devices. The advice does vary from country to country because the research data available is limited and not conclusive. None have called for the precautionary removal or replacement of textured devices that are already inside patients’ breasts.

Breast implants however are not lifelong devices and in general will need removal or replacement at some point. In an effort to have more robust data about both conditions, the Breast and Cosmetic Implant register (BCIR) collects breast implant data for patients in England and Scotland. The MHRA continues to collect and analyse UK information through a reporting system. It also has links with up to date information from international public health organisations. The most recent advice from MHRA on BIA-ALCL was updated on the 4th April 2019.

View the MHRA statement on Allergan

Download the BAAPS statement on ALCL

Surgery details

Anaesthetic: General

Anaesthetic: General

Follow up: 1,4,12 weeks,12 months

Follow up: 1,4,12 weeks,12 months

Hospital stay: Over night stay
Hospital stay: Over night stay
Final result: 3-12 months

Final result: 3-12 months

Surgical time: 3-3.5 hours

Surgical time: 3-3.5 hours

Recovery time

Recovery time: 4-8 weeks

What our patients say

  • What a skilled, talented, honest and kind surgeon! I had hoped for an improvement in the way my breasts looked but instead of an improvement, I got perfection! Any concern and query I have had, both pre- and post- surgery has been dealt with immediately and efficiently. My entire care has been phenomenal! Elena has a fantastic team that all work brilliantly together. I thank the lucky stars I landed in her hands!

    Patient at Ridgeway BMI Swindon
  • I can't recommend Elena enough. Elena was wonderful from the beginning completely understanding made me feel so comfortable she understood what it was I wanted to be done and why. Not long after my consultation, I had the surgery done a full tummy tuck, breast augmentation and some lipo and it was truly the best thing I have ever done. Elena has done an amazing job I only ever dreamed I could look like this after looking the way I did. Elena has been wonderful throughout the care before, during and after

    Patient at Queen Victoria Hospital
  • My first meeting with Miss Prousskaia was great. The process from start to finish was made simple & everything was arranged to suit me. If I had any concerns, worries or questions all I had to do was send an email to Miss Prousskaia & she would get back to me even if she was in surgery at the time. Miss Prousskaia has changed not only my body for the better but my life too & also my kids lives. Miss Prousskaia for me has made my dreams a reality. I will always be grateful for her work but also her care & understanding, she is a very talented & special lady.

    Patient at The Bristol Nuffield Hospital at Chesterfield
  • What a sweetie Elena is. She put me totally at ease during my consultation explaining everything in detail and discussed my expectations. The results are far better than I could have hoped for. I have a waist for the first time and I cannot stop smiling. It's given me so much confidence, I wish I'd done it sooner. Elena is a remarkable lady, who I cannot thank enough.

    Patient at The Mcindoe Centre
  • My daughter was born with a severe congenital deformity called tuberous breasts. Elena is so professional, warm and friendly. She took her time and explained exactly how she could correct her breasts. The surgery has been so successful, my daughter's breasts are absolutely perfect and natural looking. The scarring resulting from surgery is so minimal, smooth and neat, we are astounded and Elena is also so pleased. My daughter's personality has completely transformed. She is now so happy, vivacious and confident. I cannot praise or recommend Elena enough.

    Carer at BMI Bath Clinic
  • Elena has performed breast reconstruction on me following cancer. She is the most conscientious and skilled Dr I have met. She is direct and ensures you understand everything. Following her brilliant surgery, she is dedicated to your aftercare to the level I have never seen before. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She has made me feel me again.

    Patient at Queen Victoria Hospital
  • First, l would like to thank Elena, it was a pleasure to meet her she is so kind and understanding, After years of being so uncomfortable and having constant pain in my shoulders from having large breast. In October of this year, I had a breast reduction and uplift surgery. The difference it has made is amazing I didn’t realise it could make such a difference I now have more confidence in social situations which pre-surgery I would avoid. The pain in my shoulders has gone and I feel great. I would also like to empathise that there is no pain after surgery just a little discomfort. I would recommend Elena to anyone thinking of having surgery. She’s the best . Thank you once’s again.

    Patient at Bristol Spire
  • From start to to finish my experience has been first class. I have Poland Syndrome and wanted my chest reduced. Elena is a truly amazing surgeon, and has a great team. Elena is fantastic, so understanding and caring, she has a real passion for her work, always wanting the best for you. I can honestly say if you are looking for a top surgeon go meet her, you won’t be disappointed. I believe she has a remarkable talent and I was so lucky to find her.

    Male Patient Spire Bristol
  • Firstly, I would like to say that I would highly recommend Elena to anyone considering a breast augmentation. Elena was the second plastic surgeon I had a consultation with for a breast enlargement operation, recommended to me by a friend who had recently undergone surgery with her and from the moment I picked up the phone to book my first consultation with her the whole process was flawless. I had quite a difficult case with very little under boob but Elena managed to work her magic and gave me the size and look that I have always wanted even with this tricky starting point. I wish I had done this sooner, the difference is truly life changing

    Patient Bath BMI Hospital
  • Ever since I became a teenager and developed breasts, I have always considered a breast augmentation. I had researched the procedure, surgeons and practices for over 20 years but it wasn't until last year that I felt confident enough to go ahead. Elena was the first (and only) surgeon that I had a consultation with. I was blown away with her extensive experience & dedication to helping people.   I am now 2 months on from my procedure and the end results are unbelievable! I don't think I really prepared myself for how fantastic my boobs could look! I feel sexy, confident and I am just so ridiculous happy with my new breasts. I am now just awaiting summer to show them off!  

    Patient at Bristol Spire