Tuberous or tubular breasts are stretched or asymmetrical breasts that can occur at birth or during puberty. At Plastic Surgery Associates Novato, our skilled plastic surgeons, Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas, offer tuberous breast correction to help patients attain a more natural-looking shape. We utilize modern methods to minimize recovery and to help provide the most pleasing results possible. In addition, we offer nipple correction surgery, which can be included in your treatment plan to address inverted nipples or overly large areolas. If you'd like to achieve a symmetrical breast shape that complements your figure, call our office in Novato, CA to schedule a consultation to learn more.
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"I Had a Wonderful Experience - Dr. Canales and his wife just did my breast implants (well trade out of old smaller implants to new larger ones) and my tummy tuck and so far I am extremely happy with my results. He is such a caring and kind man who wants his patients to be happy and he is honest. My breasts look super good nice and fake like I wanted them and my tummy is pretty dang flat. I would definetly come to him again..."- M. / RealSelf / Oct 24, 2018
"Wonderful experience - Dr. Canales is amazing, his entire staff is great. From the moment you walk in everyone is very friendly and make you feel comfortable. I am 6 weeks post op and I am very happy with my results so far. I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, I had asymmetry and one breast was tuberous. I had Sientra silicone implants above the muscle placement 355 in left breast and 485 in right..."- N. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
"I look Like your Wish Pics! - It has now been 19 years since my breast augmentation and I wanted to give a review to this incredible pair of Doctors - Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales. My breasts look like the “wish pics” on this site for so many other women. I simply love them and have gotten scores of compliments on how good they look. Judge for yourself. Their work is impeccable. If I ever had them replaced with silicone, (th..."- T. / RealSelf / Jan 21, 2018
"27 YO, 5’1”, 129lbs, 355cc Sientra silicone, Mod+ - Hands down the best experience I have ever had! Every single person in this office is beautiful, knowledgeable and so so sweet-from the ladies in the front to the nurses and the entire surgical staff. Since day 1 they have put my nerves at ease, answered all of my questions and made the entire process easy for me. Before scheduling my consult I did years of research (literally since I was 16) and every single review suggested to get different opinions. After meeting the team and Dr Canales I just knew I didn’t need to see anyone else. I have over 12 close girlfriends who have seen both Dr Canales and Dr Furnas for their BA’s and not only do they all look amazing but they too had the best experience here at PSA. Im currently 1 week post op and have had the easiest recovery-I only needed the pain meds for the first day but have experienced generally ZERO pain. I’ve had no bruising and Dr Canales said everything was healing perfectly. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Canales for anyone considering a breast augmentation. His bedside manner is highly professional, he’s very funny, and down to earth (did not experience white coat syndrome AT ALL like I do at my MD and gyno appts!). If your on the fence just schedule your consult, like me your only regret would be not doing it sooner! I am absolutely obsessed with my new boobies, I feel so much more confident and so happy I finally did it. Thank you Dr C and team!"- T.F. / RealSelf / Dec 19, 2017
You are a good candidate for tuberous breast correction surgery if you are in good health, past childbearing, and are no longer breastfeeding. During your initial consultation, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals and the overall look you'd like to achieve with this procedure. We value every opportunity we get to help women attain their dream body and will take our time to build a custom treatment plan that is unique to you.
Tuberous breasts generally have a narrow base and breast tissue that may appear abnormal. In addition, the areola and/or the nipple is typically misshaped or enlarged with an odd-looking projection. This correction surgery is specifically designed to improve these issues and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will make incisions within the natural contours of the breast to hide any scarring. From there, tethering tissue is cut to release any tension, areolas are reshaped, and implants are used to attain a more natural contour.
What to Expect
On average, patients can resume their usual routine in 1 – 2 weeks. Typically, many women return to work in 1 – 3 days, but we recommend that you refrain from strenuous activity until cleared by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. All post-care instructions should be followed accordingly to aid in proper healing. Outcomes yield gorgeous results with round breasts, natural-looking nipples, and proportionate areolas.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does tuberous breast correction cost?
Each patient case is different, which means the cost will vary for every individual. Once Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas meet with you to understand your cosmetic goals, a custom treatment plan will be developed. From there, we can discuss all your out-of-pocket costs and how you can attain low-interest medical financing to make your procedure more affordable.
What about other procedures?
If you wish to combine another surgery with your tuberous breast correction, let Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas know during your consultation. We have many patients who decide to include a second surgery for even more dramatic results. The most popular combinations include a breast lift or breast augmentation.
How long do results last?
When a healthy diet and exercise plan is followed, the results of tuberous breast correction should last a long time. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and extreme weight gain can negatively impact your results, but a secondary procedure can be performed, if needed.
Generally, patients can return to a normal routine within a few weeks, but vigorous activity should be avoided until you are properly healed or have been given clearance by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas.
Plan Your Procedure
Shape your Curves
Unnaturally shaped breasts, elongated nipples, and stretched areolas can be easily corrected with tuberous breast correction surgery. Call Plastic Surgery Associates Novato in Marin County to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. We will be happy to sit down with you to discuss your concerns and build a treatment plan that will help you attain the look you desire.