Tuberous Breast Correction | Breast Asymmetry Correction

San Francisco Tuberous Breast Correction & Breast Asymmetry Correction

Each woman’s breasts possess their inherent uniqueness, characterized by subtle variations in size, shape, or positioning—a completely natural occurrence. However, if you feel dissatisfied with the current shape of your breasts or find significant disparities in size or form causing concern, rest assured that there are procedures available to assist you in achieving your desired breast aesthetic.

Tuberous breasts, also known as tubular breasts, are a congenital condition where the breasts don’t develop normally and appear tube-like or constricted. The condition might be associated with a narrow base, large and puffy areolas, or a higher-than-normal breast fold. Breast asymmetry, a difference in position, volume, or form of the breasts, may be present since birth but can also develop later in life due to factors like injury, hormonal changes, or previous surgeries.

Dr. Ginger Xu, an esteemed Ivy League-trained female plastic surgeon, understands the significance of breast appearance in a woman’s life. She brings a sensitive, tailored approach to addressing and correcting tuberous breasts or uneven breasts.

If you are ready to improve your quality of life by partnering with one of San Francisco’s best breast asymmetry and tuberous breast correction surgeons, we invite you to schedule your private consultation today. Contact Dr. Xu online or call (415) 506-4300 to get started. She will walk you through all your options and help you make the best choice.

Why Choose Dr. Xu for San Francisco Tuberous Breast or Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Dr. Xu possesses a deep understanding of the emotions and concerns women experience regarding their breast appearance. Her surgical expertise, combined with her compassionate approach, ensures that you receive the best care and results that appear natural and harmonious with your body.

Ethos Plastic Surgery is a sanctuary where “soft, gentle beauty” is paramount. Our philosophy extends to every procedure we offer, focusing on creating natural, beautiful results that enhance your overall appearance without looking overdone. With Dr. Xu’s guidance, you’ll achieve a balanced and aesthetically pleasing breast profile that reflects your personal vision of beauty.

board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ginger Xu

Meet Dr. Ginger Xu

Dr. Xu embraces the responsibility and transformative opportunity to alter a patient’s appearance in a way that is congruent with their own values and matches a more cohesive sense of self; to realign the external with the internal; to create an improved emotional landscape and a better life. These ideals captivate and inspire her every day.

What is Tuberous Breast Correction?

Tuberous breast correction is a specialized operation that addresses the unique characteristics of tuberous or tubular breasts. These characteristics may include a narrow base, enlarged and puffy areolas, and a tubular shape. Dr. Xu employs advanced surgical techniques to:

  • Expand the constricted base, creating a more natural breast footprint.
  • Reduce and reposition the areolas to ensure they’re centered and proportional.
  • Add volume to the breasts using implants or fat grafting, if required.
  • Improve skin distribution across the breast to eliminate any wrinkling or puckering.
  • Enhance the overall contour, ensuring the breasts appear soft and natural.

The result is a more rounded, symmetrical, and aesthetically pleasing breast shape, which can greatly improve a woman’s confidence and self-esteem.

What is Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Breast asymmetry correction is a bespoke procedure tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Breasts can vary in size, shape, position, and volume. Depending on the cause and extent of the asymmetry, Dr. Xu might employ a combination of techniques to ensure the breasts match harmoniously. These techniques may include:

  • Breast Augmentation: Using implants or fat transfer to increase the size of the smaller breast.
  • Breast Lift: Raising and firming the breasts, which can be particularly useful if one breast sags more than the other.
  • Breast Reduction: Removing tissue from the larger breast to achieve size harmony.
  • Nipple and Areola Correction: Adjusting the size, shape, or position of the nipple and areola for a more balanced appearance.
  • Tissue Redistribution: Shifting breast tissue to fill in areas that might be lacking, ensuring a smoother contour.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Tuberous Breast or Breast Asymmetry Correction?

Women seeking correction for tuberous breasts or pronounced breast asymmetry are ideal candidates. However, it’s crucial to be in good general health, have realistic expectations, and understand the potential risks and benefits of the procedure.

Women with certain medical conditions, such as active infections, skin diseases, a history of breast cancer, or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should discuss these factors in detail with Dr. Xu during the consultation.

Bay Area Female Plastic Surgeon

Being a female plastic surgeon allows Dr. Xu to relate to and empathize with her patients on a more personal level, especially when it comes to breast surgery. Breast appearance is a significant aspect of a woman’s physical appearance and self-esteem and can profoundly impact how she feels about herself. A female plastic surgeon is in a unique position to understand these concerns as she is also a woman and can relate to the experiences and emotions associated with breast appearance.

“As a woman, I understand what it’s like to navigate societal expectations while staying true to your goals and desires regardless of other people’s opinions. Ultimately, doing what’s right for you is the greatest act of self-care.”     

Dr. Xu firmly believes that plastic surgery is an expression of self-love, body positivity, and emphasizing natural beauty. She can relate to why you may want to have a cosmetic procedure done and advise you on the best ways to reach your desired results.

Schedule a Consultation for Tuberous Breast Correction and Breast Asymmetry Surgery in San Francisco, CA

Dr. Xu and the Ethos Plastic Surgery team invite you to explore the transformative possibilities of tuberous breast correction or breast asymmetry correction. During your private consultation, Dr. Xu will thoroughly assess your concerns, discuss your goals, and guide you in choosing the best procedure for your needs.

If you’re ready to begin your journey toward symmetrical, beautiful breasts, connect with us online or call (415) 506-4300. Dr. Xu is here to provide expert advice and ensure you feel confident in your decision.


San Francisco Tuberous Breast Correction & Breast Asymmetry Correction

breast volume, a higher inframammary fold, possible sagging, asymmetry, and may present challenges with breastfeeding. If you notice these characteristics and are concerned about your breast appearance, consult a qualified plastic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis and to discuss potential treatment options.

The results of these surgeries are long-lasting. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can impact breast appearance over time. Maintenance and follow-up consultations with Dr. Xu may be necessary.

Recovery time after tuberous breast surgery typically takes around 10 days to two weeks, with bruising, swelling, and soreness, especially at donor sites. Most patients can resume normal activities within two to three weeks, although residual swelling may persist for several months.

Tuberous breast deformity is often categorized into three stages based on the severity of the condition. These stages help classify the extent of tuberous breast deformity and guide treatment approaches:

Mild (Stage I): In this stage, the deformity is relatively subtle. The breast may have a slightly constricted base, a mild asymmetry, and puffy areolas. Breast development is somewhat restricted, but the appearance is closer to the typical breast shape.

Moderate (Stage II): Stage II tuberous breasts exhibit more pronounced deformities. The base of the breast is narrower, and the breasts may appear more conical or elongated. Areolar enlargement is often more noticeable, and there may be greater breast volume asymmetry. Surgical correction is frequently recommended for Stage II deformities.

Severe (Stage III): Stage III tuberous breasts represent the most severe form of the deformity. The breast base is significantly constricted, and the breasts appear markedly tubular or cylindrical in shape. Areolas are typically larger and puffier, and breast volume may be severely limited. Correcting Stage III deformities often requires more extensive surgical procedures.

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