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Tuberous breast correction surgery requires a specialist approach, combining a number of augmentation practices and special techniques to create a fuller, rounder shape. Surgery involves the manipulation of tissue and skin to create more space in the breast pocket, and the insertion of implants to provide shape and additional volume.

Tuberous breast, also referred to as tubular breasts, pointy boobs and snoopy breasts, occurs during puberty, when the breast fails to develop fully and the glands stop growing. The result is a lack of tissue at the base of the breast and a high crease, therefore excess tissue is squeezed towards the nipple area. This creates a droopy, elongated shape, with excessive volume around the nipple. Asymmetry is also common and can exacerbate the condition.

Corrective surgery is safe, but it’s a specialist procedure that requires experience in the condition. Traditional cosmetic breast surgery is not a satisfactory solution and in some cases only serves to quite literally increase the problem – more volume alone can simply make the condition more apparent.

Many women in the UK live with the condition (about 1-5% of patients coming for breast augmentation), and for many the results of specialist corrective surgery can be life changing; boosting self-confidence and body image, and helping them feel more comfortable in their own skin.

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Cosmetic Surgeon

Mr Sheikh Ahmad

With clinics in both London and Cornwall, Mr Sheikh Ahmad has developed a unique breast augmentation package for clients in the South West and all over the country. One that offers extensive surgical experience, a bespoke pre-op consultation process, a door-to-door VIP service and carefully crafted aftercare.

Mr. Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive experience in cosmetic breast surgery with minimal scarring. He’s performed more than 3,000 breast augmentations and reductions and other cosmetic procedures, using a variety of techniques that are tailored to individual needs and demands.

A limousine service is available on request, which provides the client with comfortable and private transport both to and from the hospital. This service is extended to clients who wish to have their surgery in a different city. It’s provided at a subsidised rate, is unique to Mr Ahmad’s practice and has been very popular with his clients.

Weekly clinics are held at Duchy Hospital in Cornwall and Riverside Hospital in London. To find out more and book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or ring her on 01872 248325.

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Summary of Treatment

Procedure Time

Up to 2 Hours

Anaesthetic

General

Hospital Stay

1 Night

Duration of Results

Variable

Cost

From £4,500

Frequently asked questions

ABOUT TUBEROUS BREAST

What Is Tuberous Breast And How Is It Caused?

Tuberous breast, also referred to as tubular breasts, pointy boobs and snoopy breasts, occurs during puberty, when the breast fails to develop fully and the glands stop growing. The result is a lack of tissue at the base of the breast and a high crease, therefore excess tissue is squeezed towards the nipple area. This creates a droopy, elongated shape, with excessive volume around the nipple. Asymmetry is also common and can exacerbate the condition.

Is Tuberous Breast Genetic/Hereditary?

There is possibly a genetic link leading to defective collagen production in the breast.

How Much Does Tuberous Breast Corrective Surgery Cost?

Prices start from u00a34500.

How Is Surgery Performed?

There are several ways of addressing the issue. In severe cases staged surgery is performed but in most instances it is possible to complete the surgery in one stage. Breast tissue from the nipple areola complex is replaced in the breast mound and lower pole constriction is corrected by opening/spreading breast tissue evenly in the lower pole.

Is Corrective Surgery Possible Without Implants?

The best results are achieved if performed in conjunction with implants.

Does Tuberous Breast Surgery Leave Scars?

Whenever incisions are made as part of surgery there is a risk of scarring. The location of scars following surgery depend on the technique employed and therefore the location of the incision. In most of the instances the operation is performed via circumareolar incision, however sometimes a vertical incision is required for more correction. Mr. Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive experience in cosmetic breast surgery with minimal scarring.

Can I Breastfeed After Surgery?

In most cases, theoretically yes, but we always inform you that it may not be possible.

CONSULTATION

What Happens At My Consultation?

Mr Ahmad takes a brief history and then assesses your breasts. All treatment options are discussed in detail and Mr Ahmad gives his suggestions regarding the best options available. Fees and surgery venue are discussed. A second appointment is then scheduled to finalise your treatment.

SURGERY

How Long Does Surgery Take?

Surgery can take up to two hours.

How Will I Feel After Surgery?

The vast majority of women feel relaxed and comfortable immediately after surgery. Breast tenderness and a tight feeling usually become apparent gradually.

At this stage your surgeon should be happy for the nursing staff to dispense painkillers which are given in combination for few days, but most of the patients are quite comfortable with taking paracetamol after a week or so.

It is quite common for one breast to be more tender, and to swell slightly more (this is often the right side). Similarly one breast will often recover more quickly and this is quite normal.

Although it would be very rare, the gradual appearance of a great discrepancy in size would not be normal and should be assessed. Similarly if you feel unwell, feverish and develop a temperature you would need to consult your surgeon. If the skin over the breast swells and becomes reddened and tender you would need to consult your doctor.

Changes like this would be very unusual indeed, but it is important to know that should they occur, a prompt review is required to assess the cause and treat it.

How Long Will I Be In Hospital?

The procedure usually requires an overnight stay.

What Clothes Should I Bring To Wear After The Operation?

A loose button-down shirt is ideal. Avoid clothes that would need pulling on over your head.

Are There Any Side Effects To The Operation?

The most common side effect is feeling sleepy for a few hours. Sometimes the anaesthetic or morphine can make you feel sickly, but usually for a short time only.

You may feel slightly bloated for a few days. This is often due to slight constipation caused by painkillers. A gentle laxative will help resolve this.

If Something Goes Wrong During / After Operation, Is Surgery Guaranteed & Will Problems Be Resolved Within The Original Cost?

Complications from breast augmentation surgery are rare, but Mr Ahmad is unable to give you a categorical guarantee that they wonu2019t occur.

The kinds of problems that can occur are haematoma around the implant in the first 24-hours which will require evacuation, or implant infection needing implant removal in the first few weeks.

If these complications do occur you will be covered by the fixed price package for further surgery.

For example, if you need to have the implants removed because of an infection in the post-operative period, this is covered, as is the subsequent operation to replace new implants.

POST SURGERY, RECOVERY & THE FUTURE

Will I See The Surgeon Again After Surgery?

Your first appointment post-surgery takes place 10-14 days after the procedure with the surgical nurse practitioner, who makes sure your healing is progressing in a satisfactory manner. Dressings are checked and redressed if required. Mr Ahmad sees you again a few weeks later.

Do I Need To Take Time Off Work After Surgery?

Yes. Please check with Mr. Ahmad in relation to what you do. Generally you will require two weeks off. Three weeks or more may be needed if your job involves lifting or heavy manual work.

If your job is sedentary, you can occasionally return after ten days, but remember that you may still be taking painkillers.

What Bra Should I Wear After Surgery?

After the surgery is complete you will need to wear a surgical bra or elastic gauze bandage to protect your healing chest. In a few days time you will be able to replace the surgical bra with a soft support bra covering some gauze bandage which you will need to wear 24/7 for around three to four weeks.

A shock-absorber type bra should be worn during sport. Keeping the skin over the breasts moisturised helps to maintain elasticity (Bio Oil is possibly advantageous here).

To find out more and to book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or ring her on 01872 248325.

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