Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 49–53

Management of Tuberous Breast Deformity with Anatomic Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Original Article

Abstract

Background

Tuberous breast deformity is a rare congenital condition that often requires surgical correction. Numerous surgical techniques have been described, reflecting the reconstructive challenge of this deformity. The anatomic cohesive gel breast implant is a powerful tool in both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. In the authors’ experience, its use in treating tuberous breast deformity has provided the opportunity for a single-stage approach, with very good results.

Methods

The senior author has managed more than 50 cases of single-stage reconstruction for tuberous breast deformity using anatomic cohesive gel breast implants. His surgical technique is described with suggestions for achieving optimal results. Representative case examples are provided.

Conclusions

The anatomic cohesive silicone gel breast implant is an excellent device for treating tuberous breast deformity. It often can be used as a single-stage correction of the deformity with very good results. The authors strongly advocate consideration of its use in tuberous breast deformity reconstruction.

Keywords

Breast Cohesive gel Implant Reconstruction Silicone Tuberous Tubular 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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