Are my breasts tuberous?

Hi, I have always hated my breasts as they are saggy and far spread with extra large areola's. I wasn't able to breastfeed and wondered if they may be Tuberous. I'm interested in fixing them as I have recently lost over 20kg and would love to finally feel good in my own skin. Would like some advice on what procedure would help correct them. Also what is covered by medicare if they are tuberous as money is a factor for me. Thanks in advance

fitmumof3 September 23rd, 2015 NSW

  • Answer
     Ellis Choy

    Ellis Choy

    43 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi there,
    I think you do have some mild degree of tuberous breast condition as characterised by the apparent "tubular" breast shape, deficiency in the lower breast poles, areolar "spreading" +/- herniation (hard to assess based on photos alone) and high riding infra-mammary folds. There are multiple factors which could influence your ability to breast feed and it'll unlikely be due to your tuberous condition alone.
    Options for surgical correction could range widely depending on your desires and expectations of the ultimate aesthetic outcome that is right from you. They invariably involve surgical management of your nipple-areolar complex, reshaping & lifting of your breast tissue with or without volume adjustment, as well as tightening of the skin envelope in achieving a natural aesthetically pleasing result. I suspect a bilateral augmentation mastopexy (breast implants & lift) with a lollipop scar approach would provide an elegant enhancement while restoring your overall breast harmony & proportion.
    In the absence of significant breast asymmetry, it can be difficult to assess whether you qualify for potential rebate from Medicare. It'll be best for you to seek a proper consultation in person with a specialist plastic surgeon to assess your situation from both clinical & logistical point of view. 
    Hope that helps.
    Best wishes
    Ellis Choy