Tuberous Breast Correction

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, CA

Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy

In general, the breast has a large areola, a short distance from nipple to fold, and the breasts are far apart; there are varying grades, from mild to severe.

Before and After Photos

About Tuberous Breast

Tuberous or tubular breasts are a particular form of breasts that can occur at birth or during puberty.

At Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa, our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Francisco CanalesDr. Heather Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson, have helped hundreds of women with tuberous breast correction in Northern California so they could attain a normal and full breast contour. In addition, we offer nipple correction surgery, which is almost always a part of Tuberous Breast Correction. 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, California today to schedule a private consult.

Ideal Candidates

Learn About Tuberous Breast Correction In Santa Rosa, California.

Learn more about who is an ideal candidate for tuberous breast correction in Northern California. 

Every woman has a unique vision of what she wants from her tuberous breast correction surgery. That’s why Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson 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.

How It Works

Surgical Technique

Discover more about our correction technique. 

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 exceptionally high. A 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

Here’s what to expect with a correction procedure. 

After the Treatment

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.


In some severe tuberous breast deformities, the results will be a much improved breast shape but we may not be able to give you the perfect breast. Our doctors will review what realistic expectations you can have given your particular anatomy.


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 Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson 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.

Physical restrictions?

Most woman can return to their usual routine in a few weeks, but we recommend that you refrain from strenuous activity until you are

Schedule an Appointment

Reshape your breast and areolas

If you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts and nipples, you can attain the look you desire with tuberous breast correction surgery. Schedule a private consultation with Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa. 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.