Tuberous breasts are a mammary malformation which has been calculated to affect about 15% of the female population. There are various degrees of tuberous breasts, the lower grades can be unnoticeable, whilst the higher grades give the appearance of being anti-aesthetic, typically with large mushroom shaped areolas (through the areola there is a ruptured mammary gland), with an undeveloped or short lower pole mammary and the breast facing downwards. Apart from these characteristics, on occasion the breasts can be seen to be drooping or present asymmetric shape and volume. Surgical correction of tuberous breasts can be performed in diverse ways depending on the characteristics of the sagging breasts.


Surgery time

Between 1 and 3 hours, according to the case


General anaesthesia


1 night


The patient can return home with a dressing, which we will take off after 2 or 3 days, and can fend for themselves, perform daily activities whilst avoiding extensive arm movements for a week, avoid exertions and weights for 15-20 days. Discomfort varies according to the patient and the procedure performed, although we always provide medication to ease any discomfort. After taking off the dressing we fit a bra that is kept in place for about a month, and normally a mammary strap. The stitches are taken out 10-15 days after the operation. Light physical exercise can be started 15-20 days after the operation, and heavy physical exercise about 2 months later.


Corrective surgery for tuberous breasts includes various techniques that are individualised in accordance to each case. Implants can be used if the mammary volume is going to be enlarged. The size of the areolas needs to be reduced if they are oversized. The aim is to provide a more harmonious and pleasing shape to the woman’s breasts.


After the operation on tuberous breasts the patient remains in hospital during the day of the operation and for one night, being able to return home the following day. Discomforts vary, a dressing is left on, which is taken off after 2-3 days in exchange for a bra and a mammary strap according to the case. The patient can fend for themselves from the start, avoiding extensive arm movements for the first week, and avoiding exertions and weights for 2-3 weeks. The stitches are taken out after 10-15 days, after which we provide care guidelines to ensure optimum wound healing.


The price of the procedure varies according to the areas treated,
the type of anaesthesia used and the need for hospitalization.


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