Tuberous / Constricted Breast Augmentation

Tuberous or constricted breasts are characterized by enlarged areola with a puffy appearance, wider spacing between the breasts, decreased breast volume with narrow base, and decreased distance between the nipple and breast fold.  Between 1 and 5% of breast augmentation patients have a tuberous breast deformity which can range from mild to severe.  Tuberous breast deformity can be dramatically improved with breast augmentation.

Correcting a tuberous or constricted breast required precision and a different technique than more routine breast augmentation.  Generally, a periareolar approach is best in order to expand the lower pole of the breast.  Implants are placed in the subglandular plane to allow more direct expansion of the breast.  Finally, release of the constricted breast base is accomplished with radial scoring of the breast tissue which allows the breast to expand over the implant.

Dr. Burns is one of the nation's leading breast augmentation surgeons.  Dr. Burns practices a Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Protocol designed to limit recovery time and optimize the result.  Most patients can return to work in a few days and resume light exercise in a week.

For most cases, Dr. Burns recommends Natrelle Breast Implants from Allergan.  Dr. Burns participates in the Allergan Brillian Distinctions Program where you will receive discounts on all Allergan products such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Vobella, Kybella, Botox, Natrelle Breast Implants, Latisse, and Skin Medica skin care products.  With your Allergan implant purchase you and a friend will receive a complementary Botox treatment through the Brilliant Distinctions program.



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Procedures: Breast Augmentation:  Tuberous/constricted breast


*All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 2

Procedures: Breast Augmentation:  Tuberous/constricted breast

*All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 3

Procedures: Breast Augmentation:  Tuberous/constricted breast.

*All patients are unique and results may vary



Length: 1 hour

Anesthesia: General or local conscious sedation

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Temporary swelling, mild bruising and some pain

Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture)

Recovery: Back to work:  2 days to 1 week.  More strenuous activity:  1 - 3 weeks

Final Appearance: 4 - 6 weeks for implants to completely descend into the final position

Duration of Results: The average lifespan of a breast implant is 10 years and implants may need to be replaced in a relatively minor proceure

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View Your Results In 3D Before Your Procedure


3D Photographic Simulations by Crisalix

Dr. Burns uses Crisalix 3D photographic imaging to simulate your breast augmentation result before your procedure so you can be sure you are choosing the perfect size.  Complementary 3D imaging is included with your complementary consultation.  The technology allows you to control for implant size (volume), implant shape (round or anatomic), and profile (implant projection).  The results can be sent to your email after the consultation to help you choose the perfect implant before the procedure.

Online Consultation with 3D Simulation by Crisalix

Alternatively, Dr. Burns can do the 3D photographic simulations via an online consultation.  This simple consultation can be done by submitting basic information and 3 photographs via our HIPPA compliant online consultation form.  

Dr. Burns will generate 3D images and answer any questions about the procedure that you have.  This option is ideal for patients who are out of town or prefer the privacy on an online consultation. 

Online Consultation Template for 3D Simulations

Left Side View

Include shoulders to waist

Front  View

Include shoulders to waist

Arms slightly out

Right Side View

Include shoulers to waist


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