Tuberous or tubular breasts are elongated or misshaped breasts that can occur at birth or during puberty. At Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa, our board-certified plastic surgeons, Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas, offer tuberous breast correction to help patients attain a normal and full breast contour. We are pleased to provide the latest options for women considering tuberous breast correction. In addition, we offer nipple correction surgery, which is almost always a part of TBC. At our Santa Rosa practice, our goal is to deliver beautiful results while treating you as a friend or family member rather than just as a patient. Our Santa Rosa patients choose this correction procedure to increase their confidence and achieve a rounder, more natural breast shape. Call our office in Santa Rosa, CA today to schedule a private consult.
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is. For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life. Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.R. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2019
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is.For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life.Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.P. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Recently I had to go in to get a Capsular contracture. In Layman terms it means my skin easily stretches. So my perfect breast augmentation done by the amazing Dr Furnas about 3 years ago started to hang lower then my pocket. They use a mesh if needed to give my skin a little more back bone and extra sutures! They are perfect! I would say it’s like having the breasts I had as a teen....But I never had any so I wouldn’t know. LOL All I know is I’m beyond grateful. Im beyond happy with the results. And my confidence has a little more boost. My post op was quicker then the first time as well. I was up and moving the same day!!! I came in and Dr Furnas and her team gave me better results tan I could have ever imagined.?? Thank you Dr Furnas and psa, I love you."- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. Canelis and his staff are amazing and anyone who goes to them are in the best hands! He truly cares about his patients desires and listens so he is able to give his patients the best possible results. Can’t thank him enough!"- C.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2019
"Dr Canales and his staff are absolutely outstanding! Dr Canales did a superb job at making sure all my questions and concerns were addressed on top of his amazing work !! I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa & Allegro MedSpa"- T.M. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
Every woman has a unique vision of what she wants from her tuberous breast correction surgery. That's why Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas take their time to learn about each woman's specific goals so they understand the look they want to achieve. We then create a customized plan tailored to the woman's anatomy, aesthetic preferences, and special concerns. Ideal candidates are generally in overall good health and are past childbearing and breastfeeding.
The purpose of the surgery is to reshape tuberous breasts, which usually have a narrow base with breast tissue that may appear constricted. The areola and sometimes the nipple is very large, and the area where the breast is attached to the chest wall (the inframammary fold) is generally exceptionally high. A long nipple that protrudes or an inverted nipple that points inward can also be corrected, usually as an isolated procedure under local anesthesia. Tuberous breast correction is typically performed under a light general anesthesia. We will make an internal incision to release the tight breast tissues, making a larger space for an implant, rounding out the lower breast crease, and correcting enlarged and protruding areola and nipples.
What to Expect
Most women can return to their regular routines within 1 – 2 weeks. Some women are ready to return to work in just a few days. Results provide attractively shaped, natural-looking breasts, areolas, and nipples that are beautifully proportioned and the correct size for the individual woman's anatomy.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does tuberous breast correction cost?
The cost of tuberous breast correction will depend on your unique treatment plan. Every woman's body is different, which requires an individual approach. Once Drs. Canales and Furnas have sat down with you to review your condition and concerns, they will create a custom treatment plan and go over your costs.
What about other procedures?
Many women opt to combine a secondary procedure with their tuberous breast correction surgery. Most of the time, nipple correction is included, but a breast lift or breast augmentation can also be a part of your treatment plan if you desire. During your consultation, it's important to talk about all your cosmetic goals so we can create a cosmetic plan that is right for you.
How long do results last?
The results of tuberous breast correction are long-lasting, and many patients only need one correction surgery. However, if a breast augmentation with implants is included, then the implants may need to be replaced at some point to maintain optimal results. Breast implants generally last for 10 – 15 years. It's also important to maintain a healthy diet as weight gain can alter results.
Most woman can return to their usual routine in a few weeks, but we recommend that you refrain from strenuous activity until you are cleared by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas.
Shape your Curves
If you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts and nipples, you can attain the look you desire with tuberous breast correction surgery. Call Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa to schedule a private consultation. We will be happy to sit down with you to discuss how this surgery can restore your body to achieve the natural-looking curves you dream of.