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Hi. I went to a PA surgeon to get a consultation for a breast augmentation and I was told that I had a "deformity"...tuberous breasts. I felt terrible. What a horrible thing it is for someone to tell you that your breasts are deformed. I had never thought my breasts were deformed my entire life, nor had I ever had anyone say anything of the sort (to my face at least so, this was a really terrible thing to hear. I thought they were too small for my frame and a little too "torpedo" like. I always felt like they were different, but kind of pretty, they were a part of me. So I waited, I waited 35 years to get a breast augmentation because I felt I kinda liked my weird little breasts, they were a part of me. They fed my son for eight months, they worked perfectly fine, although I had always longed for large heavy breasts that "hung" like my freinds and family. I guess I always did feel a little different, though, maybe somehow less of a woman, because my breasts didn't really look like all the breasts that I saw. I was told I had Tuberous breasts by two seperate plastic surgeons, and after looking at photos of tuberous breasts I realize that they indeed were tuberous and how could I feel that they were pretty, I began to feel shame about my breasts and myself. I wondered if every man that I was with made fun of my breasts behind my back and told his freinds that they were small and weird. I decided to get a boob job. I worked hours and hours of overtime and made payments to my PS. Finally, the day arrived; November 15, 2007....three weeks ago. I went in for surgery. I came out in the worst pain of my life. I couldn't move my arms, I just slept and threw up for two days straight. My plastic surgeon didn't tell me that he was going to perform the surgery differntly because of my "deformity". Maybe he did and did not tell me. I wanted medium profile, he said "no". I needed High to make a larger "footprint". I wanted twice the size I got, he did not tell me why they were smaller. They do not look right. They still do not look like normal breasts. I am asking for a "re-do" I want them bigger (I want 700/750CC's I got 350 and 450) I want moderate profile. I want a crease like normal breasts for christs sake. I want them to hang a little! I have been looking through the posts and I realized that I CAN have normal looking breasts. It is done with tuberous breasts all the time! I need to educate myself as much as possible, so that when I go back to my PA I know what to say. I am crying right now, because I almost believed that I was just not meant to have beautiful normal looking breasts because of my "deformity". The posts here have helped me tremendously. If any of you have had surgery on your tuberous breasts PLEASE leave a message or write me and give me advice and tell me about your experiences, if any of you have tuberous breasts and have not had surgery yet, please KNOW that you can have beautful breasts, no matter WHAT ANY PS TELLS YOU! I also found out that this could have been covered by insurance because it is considered a deformity (I hate that word!!). Below is the link to my photos, please look at them and tell me what you think. I go back to my PS early January.
MUCH LOVE MY SISTERS
Oh yeah, also, I have been reading that OVER the muscle is better for tuberous breasts. Well, I had them UNDER the muscle. What now? Is it possible to go OVER the muscle after you already had them UNDER? Sigh...so many questions.
Hi there, sorry to hear that you are not happy with your results. I too am only just starting to be happy with mine. You will hear people say be patient they will change...and as hard as it is to believe at the time ITS TRUE!!
Its good that you will be able to talk to your ps very soon and i'm sure that will help alot (:
Sorry I am not more knowledgable,but I can be a good freind and a good listener if you ever need me I am here for you 24/7, and arent the other ladies on this site just the best !!!!!(:
I am so sorry for the way you are feeling about your BA, lets see if I can help ..........
Firstly I love the face you thought your breast were beautiful, you go gal to have that feeling about your body/breast is amazing.
Yes you could go over once having unders however it would depend on how much tissue to have to cover a larger implant. Something for your PS to decide.
You must feel mighty disappointed at this point right especially as the size difference you were expection, however do you not maybe feel that down the line you could learn to love your new assets?? You will have may changes a head over the next few months.
When you go back to your PS you really need to find out why he did what he did, once you know you can base your case for wanting larger breast and a re-op - could you phone and speak to your surgeon or send an email??
I have no experiance with tuberous breasts I am afraid but one of the lovely ladies on here will jump in later
Chin up and smile, much love and hugs - we are all here for you xxx
I have no experience here, just a vote of support! You are beautiful, and were beautiful before! You are TOTALLY right - we are all different and beauty, real beauty comes from the spirit, you've got it from within and on the outside too! Yes, our breasts nurtured and sustained life! THAT in itself translates into beauty....I could write tons more, but am pressed for time to get my son somewhere. I hope and pray you are able to get exactly what you want...you deserve it! I hope you're able to keep us all informed! Very best wishes!
I wouldn't call your breasts a true tuberous deformity which is characterized by
1. underdevelopment of breast tissue, usuually in the inferior-medial quadrant of your breast
2. excessively high location of the fold under your breast
3. dilation of the nipple and areolar from dense bands of fibrous tissue with herniation of tissue into the nipple
You had asymetry (which is common) with what I think would be better termed a "constricted breast" on the left, which doesn't feauture the breast tissue bands and nipple dilation that plague tuberous breasts. You can correct this with either subglandular or submuscular implants + revision your fold downwards (as apears to have been done in your case). With you lack of soft-tissue coverage and no real droop, I think submuscular was the right choice to maximize coverage of the implant (particularly saline ones)
Thanks. I really feel like I didn't have tuberous breasts, especially after looking at other photos of tuberous breasts. But, I had two seperate PS's tell me straight off that I did. Maybe in person you can tell more. Photos can be decieving. Who knows, but thanks for the input.
Freyja13 wrote:Oh yeah, also, I have been reading that OVER the muscle is better for tuberous breasts. Well, I had them UNDER the muscle. What now? Is it possible to go OVER the muscle after you already had them UNDER? Sigh...so many questions.
I went from under to over. Search the picture albums for TC316. My password is breasts.
Sorry to hear you are not happy. Please be very honest with your PS and see how s/he responds. Most really want their patients to be pleased and will try to make it happen.
I forgot to mention that some insurance companies will pay for the surgery to fix if you have tuberous breasts as it is considered a deformity. I wish I had tuberous breasts as it could have saved me $7000
TC316, your breasts look so good!!! Of course they looked good before the surgery, now they are just bigger and they look perfect. I wish I would have known that insurance companies cover tuberous breasts before I paid the 7 grand as well! I really think that I prefer the look of "over" vs "under". We'll see what my PS says.
Hello. First I want to point out that we are boobie sisters. Same day sx's!!
Now, my friend is getting ready to have her ba and I think she told me that her ps said she had tuberous breasts also. And she asked about high profile and he said that hp isn't good with that sort of breast b/c it makes them look more tune than round. Not sure though. I will ask her.
I live in So. Ca too. And if you need me to refer you to a great ps I will give you all my ps's info. He is awesome. If you want to see what he thinks. But, even if you chose to do that, I'd say give it a little longer to see what your boobs do. PLease feel free to pm me though. Cause we are both in the same state!
TC316 wrote:I forgot to mention that some insurance companies will pay for the surgery to fix if you have tuberous breasts as it is considered a deformity. I wish I had tuberous breasts as it could have saved me $7000
I'm actually doing one tomorrow on a 17 year old for insurance who has one of these constricted/tuberous type deformities. It has to be fairly dramatic to get approved. The case I'm doing actually has a different presentation between the two sides, (which is common) with one almost absent breast and one large D-cup opposite with the nipple pointed south because her inframmammary creast is so high and makes it fall over the top.
Her insurance would only cover the nearly absent side which needs and staged tissue expander/implant and refused to cover the reduction/mastopexy she needs on the large side.
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