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- Height: 5'5"
- Age: 28
- Gender: Female
- Ethnicity: Eurasian
- Weight: 120
Mastopexy Surgery – Breast Lift Surgery
If I have undergone breast lift surgery or a mastopexy, do I still need to regularly check for lumps in my breasts?
Self breast examinations are very important regardless of the presence of breast implants. Imaging studies combined with breast self-examinations may help discover a cancer in its early stages, thereby making treatment more effective.
In this particular case, the patient has the tuberous breast deformity. With this deformity, also known as Hypoplasia, one or more of the breasts fail to develop normally during puberty. Researchers diagnose the tuberous breast deformity based on the looks of the breasts. Tuberous breasts are typically lacking in breast tissue both horizontally and vertically around the nipple. They also tend to have a gap between the breasts that is typically 1 to 2 inches. The nipple and the area surrounding usually looks collapsed or like it is facing downward. The nipple is also usually enlarged or swollen looking. Instead of the normal round shape, tuberous breasts tend to look square, pointed, or irregular oval shaped.
Cosmetic surgery is the only way to correct the tuberous breasts. The surgeon will release the constricted tissue surrounding the nipple and usually place a tissue expander or a breast implant.