If it looks like it should – Breast malformations can be easily corrected. As wide as the range of malformations of the breast may be, there are usually ways to correct them.
Asymmetric breasts: often a big burden
Especially young girls are mentally suffering from breast malformations. Among the most common are breast deformities, asymmetries of any kind, the funnel chest or the Poland syndrome. However, they can often be corrected well. Either by a simple breast augmentation with implant, with the help of a breast lift or a reduction of the breast.
In the case of tubular deformity, also called tuberous breasts, reshaping the breast and subsequently reconstructing it with an implant is usually the best solution. In this case, the lower quadrants of the breast are not properly formed. The upper part of the breast therefore sags in an unbecoming way. This is almost always accompanied by a so-called “areola prolapse”. The tissue behind the nipple protrudes, causing an enlarged and protruding nipple, and in the lower part of the breast, where volume is lacking, longitudinal ligaments under the skin add to the asymmetrical shape.
Course of events for the new formation
The reshaping of the mammary gland begins with severing the ligaments. Then I distribute the gland tissue from top to bottom. I reduce the nipples as with a tightening. As the tubular breast usually lacks glandular tissue, I mostly use a silicone implant. Here round or anatomical (drop-shaped implants) are possible. I always recommend an anatomical implant because tissue is missing in the lower part.
The tubular breast
The correction of the tubular breast is also possible without implants or alternatively with autologous fat. We will discuss which treatment is best for you after a detailed examination of your breast.
Correction of breast asymmetry
In a breast asymmetry, I try to match the smaller breast to the larger, or vice versa. To reduce the size of the larger breast, I perform a so-called mammary reduction, a classic breast reduction. Depending on the shape of the smaller breast, often nothing has to be changed here. If you want to make the smaller breast bigger, I’ll use an implant or fill it up with autologous fat, if enough is available. In many cases, I use an implant on the smaller side while tightening the larger one to adjust both sides to each other.
Correction of the funnel chest
With a funnel chest or a malformation of the thorax, I work with silicone implants to restore the volume. To compensate for the additional asymmetry, I use different implants. To improve a caved-in breastbone, I fill up the affected areas with autologous fat. I apply a similar treatment to the Poland syndrome. Since the entire pectoral muscle is missing here, however, additional thoracic surgery is often necessary.
The nipple – important little thing
Often malformations also affect the nipples. Be it congenital disorders such as inverted nipples, too small/large areolas or nipples, or the consequences of breast cancer surgery. Usually, however, a round overall picture of the breast can be modelled with uncomplicated operations. The procedures can be performed well under local anaesthesia and on an outpatient basis.
Reimbursement by health insurance companies in case of breast malformation
Unfortunately, it is not guaranteed from the outset that health insurance will cover the costs of a breast correction. This depends on the health insurance company’s policy and on the insurance coverage of the patient. We will gladly help you in the run-up to the treatment in clarifying the situation.
Risks can never be ruled out completely. An implant constitutes a foreign substance in the chest and capsule fibrosis can develop. As with any procedure, there is always a risk of wound healing disorder or the scars may not develop optimally. But if you follow all the postoperative recommendations, treat yourself to the necessary rest, and care for the scars, we can minimize most of the risks.