Congenital Breast Deformity: The Best Treatment
Treating Congenital Breast Deformity
The best treatment for congenital breast deformity requires independent breast mound evaluation with a customized surgical design. Independent breast mound evaluation will require detailing the breast mound size and shape, breast skin texture, as well as nipple and areola positioning+, shape, and size. If you have observed poor development or asymmetric growth of your breasts following puberty, Dr. Mowlavi can help you achieve aesthetically pleasing breast contour.
Independent Breast Evaluation
Independent breast mound evaluation is critical to achieving the best treatment for congenital breast deformity. The reason for this is that each breast develops independently. Patients with congenital breast deformities may observe an array of breast deformities including:
- Underdeveloped breast mounds
- Herniated areolas
- Sagging breast mounds
- Enlarged or dilated areolas
- Contracted breast skin
What makes independent breast mound evaluation critical is that more often than not, the two breasts are different in size and shape. Specifically, the two sides may demonstrate varying breast deformities as above.
Best Treatment for Congenital Breast Deformity
The best treatment is dictated by the deformities observed above. An underdeveloped breast may require breast augmentation with an implant. Contracted breast skin and underdeveloped breast mound may require scoring of the underlying skin to loosen the contraction as well as simultaneous implant augmentation. Herniated areolas, sagging breast mounds, and/or enlarged or dilated areolas require breast lift and implant augmentation. For example, one patient may require scoring and breast augmentation with a high profile implant for one breast while receiving a breast lift with a low profile implant for the other. In summary, the best treatment for congenital breast deformity will require a customized surgical plan that evaluates and treats each breast independently.
If you feel that you have a congenital breast deformity, we encourage you to consider a breast consultation with Dr. Laguna. Following your breast consultation, he will provide you a customized surgical plan to optimize your breast contour aesthetics.