Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Tubular Breast Correction - Bakersfield, CA
Tuberous Breasts Symptoms, Correction and Surgery
Tuberous or tubular breasts are characterized by breasts that are more conical in shape, as opposed to round. They are caused by a skin deficiency that occurs during development either at the bottom, middle or lateral portion of the breasts. Typically, significant asymmetries between the breasts exists, particularly if the condition only affects one breast.
In some tubular breasts, a herniation of breast tissue exists in the nipple areola complex. This exaggerates the areola size, when compared to the rest of the breast. While this tissue isn’t usually a significant medical concern, tubular breasts can have a profound impact on a woman’s appearance and self-esteem. The psychological effect is often what brings patients into our office for corrective procedures.
What are Tubular Breasts?
Tubular breasts refer to a congenital deformity in which the breast shape and areola are distorted due to incomplete development during puberty. Tuberous breasts may be wide-set, elongated and pointy. They may also have high breast folds and an enlarged or puffy areola.
What Causes Tubular Breasts?
The symptoms associated with tubular breasts are normally the result of excessive or deficient breast tissue, exacerbated by constriction of the breast at the base on the chest wall.
How Do You Know if You Have Tubular Breasts?
We diagnose tubular breasts by their look and shape. Breast form in different sizes and shapes, but the common symptom of tubular breasts is that they lack in breast tissue, both horizontally and vertically.
If the gap between your breasts exceeds 1.5" or if the area around the nipples appears collapsed or constricted, this may also be a sign of having tubular breasts.
Can Tubular Breasts Be Fixed?
A tubular breast deformity can be corrected with surgery. In some cases, the procedure can be performed in a single session. Other patients may require a staged approach. For this, we'll place an expander into the breast first. Then, we'll add an implant once the breast has enough space to accommodate it. This two-step approach is normally recommended when significant differences between the size and shape of the two breasts exists. We may need to adjust the nipple and areola to create a natural, proportionate appearance.
Tubular Breast Correction Surgery
At Silhouette Plastic Surgery, we’ve helped thousands of women throughout Bakersfield and Orange County, California, feel confident about their breasts. If you’d like to learn more about tubular breast correction, schedule a consultation. Contact Silhouette Plastic Surgery by calling 949-359-8397 or book your appointment by filing out our contact form.