While no one knows exactly what causes tuberous breasts, it is a congenital breast condition that affects both men and women. Tubular breasts are small breasts with a narrow base, large areolas, appear cylindrical rather than round, and have an unusual inframammary fold. The aesthetic issues associated with tuberous breasts can be corrected with a custom surgical procedure.
What is Tuberous Breast Correction?
Breast shape and size can play a critical role in a woman’s self-confidence. Tuberous breasts typically become visible in the early stages of puberty and can be the source of great stress and embarrassment. Tuberous breasts are not just smaller but have several hallmark characteristics, including lack of, or malposition of the inframammary fold, breast constriction, breast skin deficiency, areolar herniation (puffiness) and asymmetry. Tuberous breast deformities vary, and treatment must be customized to restore a natural, even size and shape to the breasts.
Cases of tubular breasts can range from mild to severe. In milder cases, a woman may be unaware that she has the condition and will not seek surgery to resolve uneven breast size. In more severe cases, one or both breasts may have an odd, cylindrical shape, rather than round and surgical intervention may be needed to resolve it.
What are the Symptoms of Tubular Breasts?
Tubular breasts come with a set of specific symptoms, including:
- The breast tissue appears cylindrical, not round, from the base on up.
- The tissue at the breast base is constricted.
- The breast fold is unnaturally high on the chest, creating an odd, saggy appearance to the breast or breasts.
- The areolas are larger than normal, puffy in appearance.
Sometimes only one breast is affected; a tubular breast can appear undeveloped when compared to the other breast. In other cases, both breasts are irregular in shape.
Am I a Candidate?
If you believe you have tuberous breast, the best way to ascertain if you are a candidate for our tuberous breast correction surgery is by speaking with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
Your medical background will be evaluated thoroughly prior to your procedure, along with a full physical exam. We will discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and ensure we fully understand your aesthetic goals.
Candidates for our tuberous breast correction procedures are typically seeking a change in the shape and size of their breasts and understand that more than one procedure may necessary to achieve the desired outcome – natural-looking, evenly-sized breasts.
How Long is the Recovery From Tuberous Breast Correction?
Recovery times vary, based upon what was necessary to correct your individual condition. Full aftercare instructions will be provided to you prior to your procedure and we will be monitoring your recovery closely in the weeks following your surgery. Most of our patients return to their normal activities in a week to ten days. If you have a physically demanding job, you will need to arrange for more time off before returning to your work duties.
Our tuberous breast correction surgeons can help you to achieve attractively shaped breasts, even in size, in the correct proportion for your body. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeons. We are proud to have helped many women who were unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts to regain self-esteem and a positive body image and live healthier, more confident lives.
Why Choose Us?
Tuberous breast correction may be a complex breast surgery. It requires a surgeon that has a significant level of training and experience.
- Our board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in body and breast surgery and have cumulatively performed thousands of surgeries.
- With a combined experience of over 50 years, you can feel safe knowing that your surgeon is skilled and experienced in tuberous breast corrections.
- Our practice is up to date on the latest advancements in tuberous breast correction surgical techniques.
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