Tuberous or tubular breasts are elongated or misshaped breasts that can occur at birth or during puberty. At Plastic Surgery Associates of 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’m beyond happy with my experience with Dr. Canales and the staff as Plastic Surgery Associates. I inquired about a procedure (augmentation) soon after their reopening during the pandemic and got nothing short of amazing service. Right away I had Lisa reach out to me and answered everyone of my many questions. She was so helpful and I felt like she really cared and wanted to make the process as easy as possible. Due to Covid, I had a virtual consultation with Dr. Canales to get the ball rolling. It wasn’t just a get on and get off call, he wanted to know details to ensure I was going to get the desired results. Once the decision was made, the staff there (Kelsey, Lisa and Wendy) we’re providing me with all the documentation needed, reaching out to me via phone and their online Klara portal. If I ever had a question, they responded immediately without frustration. They constantly reminded me they want to provide me with the best experience. On surgery day, I felt like I was apart of the family not just a patient. Dr. Canales and my anesthesiologist and those assisting made me feel so at home and not nervous at all. Post surgery, I could not put into words how ecstatic I am with my results. I never imagined my augmentation would look and feel so natural. They are honestly perfect and it’s thanks to the team helping me decide which options would be best. Huge thank you to the team for performing a life changing procedure and treating me with such care along the way!"- R.S. / Yelp / Aug 05, 2020
"I am 48 years old and breast fed both my children for 24 months. I am also a runner and all I can say is that my breasts looked awful. I contacted Plastic Surgery Associates about a breast aug and from start to finish they were so professional and soothing to me. My breasts are incredible and to be honest..... I did not feel much pain after surgery. I have healed fast and now I am running again and feeling more fit than ever."- C.C. / Facebook / Mar 06, 2020
"I can't say enough nice things about my experience at PSA of Santa Rosa. I have wanted to have a breast reduction since my early 20's, but was nervous about having the surgery. I'm now 55 and decided I was ready to do it! I heard great things about PSA of SR and since this was my very first surgery I called for a consult. Everybody in the office was so nice and made me feel comfortable at every visit. I was very nervous the day of surgery, but the staff and Dr. Furnas were wonderful. The surgery went well and my recovery has been awesome! I thought for sure I would have to take pain pills after surgery but I never had to take a single one! And I am very happy with my breast reduction/lift results! I would highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa."- T.K. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"I had a full tummy tuck done with Dr Conales, if I could give more stars, I would. He and the entire team was so nice and kind from beginning to end. I'm almost 3 months post op and my results are incredible. Thank you guys so much!"- J.S. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2020
"Breast augmentation was something I'd always dreamed of but it also seemed so daunting! I barely had the guts to call Dr. Furnas's office. I was completely blown away at how open and caring they were, even on that first call, and especially the first visit. It was important that I felt safe, listened to, respected, and the whole team just went above and beyond it all. It was neat to find out Dr. Furnas is also an artist! If she had the eye to be an amazing artist then she would see every detail needed to do well with symmetry and surgery. It was also especially important that my plastic surgeon be a woman. Being unconscious for a surgery is scary, and it was a privilege to have an all female team. Surgery was January 2020 and the results are already beyond my very best expectations, I finally feel confident and free in my body. I can wear the tops I always wanted, no more crazy uncomfortable padded push up bras! Who knew silicone could make you feel MORE authentic?"- A.L. / Yelp / Feb 28, 2020
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 of 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.