Tuberous breast

What is Mammella Tuberosa?

What is Mammella Tuberosa?

The tuberous breast is a congenital breast malformation that tends to appear with development during puberty.

The term 'tuberous' tends to indicate a variability of malformations ranging in shape from a 'frustrate' form to a severe form with involvement of all breast components such as the skin, gland and areola.




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Tuberous breast disease has the characteristic of significantly affecting the young patient's relational life already at the age of development (13 to 14 years) and then later, if not treated surgically, dramatically mimic interpersonal relationships with the opposite sex. The doctors at the Romano Fuhr practice strongly recommend that the patient should be examined by a specialist as early as adolescence at the end of pubertal development. The operation can be performed throughout the year depending on the patient's schedule and organisation.

The preoperative consultation with the medical staff at Studio Romano Fuhr is aimed at assessing the patient's general clinical situation and agreeing on the desired result in an absolutely informal but professional atmosphere. The specific examinations for breast augmentation surgery are, in addition to the routine examinations for all surgical procedures (blood count, coagulation balance and ECG)

  • a breast ultrasound or mammogram to rule out any benign or malignant pathology of the mammary gland

The surgical correction of this malformation often involves the combination of several surgical techniques with the aim of restoring or, at the very least, greatly attenuating the characteristic signs of the malformation itself.

The operation is performed under general anaesthesia and, except for special clinical indications, does not require hospitalisation but is carried out in absolute safety under day hospital conditions, with discharge 4-6 hours after the operation and a duration of about 120-180 minutes.

In particularly complicated clinical cases, the possibility of performing the operation in several 'steeps' in order to gradually change the shape of the breast is not ruled out. In some cases it is necessary to implant one or more breast implants.

The residual scars from the operation are generally of good quality and intended to be almost 'invisible' a year after surgery.

This operation can, according to the techniques, compromise breast-feeding, so during the pre-operative visit one must express to the surgeon whether one wishes to become pregnant after the operation.

The postoperative course of mastopexy is usually characterised by slight haematoma and oedema associated with mild discomfort easily controlled with oral analgesics over 24 hours.

Bed rest is recommended for 12 hours then moderate activity for 5-7 days after which she can return to work.

The patient will be checked and dressed after 24 hours, one week and two weeks.

Stitches do not usually have to be removed as these will reabsorb spontaneously.

It is recommended to wear a supportive bra for 1 month.