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Congenital Breast Deformity

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Background of human breast tissue development

Human breast tissue begins to develop during the 5th week of gestation in utero. The first recognizable breast tissue in an embryo is the mammary ridge, also known as the milk lines, which extends from the axilla to the groin on both sides. The milk line then regresses back to two primitive breast tissues on the chest at 3 months of gestation. These primitive breast tissues continue to develop with the early appearance breast tissue, ducts, and suspending ligaments (cooper’s ligament) which connect the breast tissues to the chest. The breast tissue continues to mature until birth, at which time the development stops until puberty.

Tuberous Breast Correction Surgery Before and After Patient

*Individual Results May Vary

Case study

Congenital breast deformity – severe tuberous breast and small breast

19-year-old female presents with a severe tuberous breast deformity on the right side and minimal breast development on the left breast. Patient had a significant self-image problem

Surgery: correction of breast deformity in 2 stages.

Stage 1 – placement of tissue expanders in both breast to expand the lower pole skin and create a pocket for breast implant

Stage 2 removal of tissue expander and placement of permanent implant silicone implants –round smooth moderate plus silicone 560 cc

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