What are Tubular Breasts?

January 20, 2023 | By admin

What are Tubular Breasts?

Tubular breasts or tuberous breasts are the names of a condition in which the breast tissue does not proliferate properly during puberty. The condition is also known as breast hypoplasia.

This condition is not quite common but women who suffer from it often feel self-conscious and don’t step forward to get the right treatment for it. It should be noted that tubular breasts don’t pose any direct threat to the health of the woman but can cause significant harm to their mental well-being and confidence. Further, tubular breasts can also present problems for women who wish to breastfeed.


What are the Symptoms of Tubular Breasts?

Tubular breasts are diagnosed by plastic surgeons on the basis of the way that the breasts look. One should remember that there is active research going on across the globe in terms of learning more about tubular breasts. But what is conclusive is that tuberous breasts lack breast tissues in both the vertical and horizontal directions.

Beyond this, tubular breasts tend to have a gap of more than 1.5 inches between them. The area that surrounded the nipple may appear constricted or collapsed. The dark area of the areola can also appear enlarged.

A pair of tubular breasts often lack symmetry and one of the breasts might be noticeably larger than the other breast. Instead of a round appearance, tubular breasts may also appear to be oval, pointed, or square in shape.

What are the Causes of Tubular Breasts?

There is no exact cause that has been identified behind the occurrence of tubular breasts. However, there are some experts who claim that tuberous breasts result from some changes that happen in utero.

Tubular breasts don’t indicate their presence until puberty when the breasts take on their adult shape. Usually, insufficient breast tissue develops during puberty. In almost all cases, the ring of tissue that connects the areola to the rest of the breast is not shaped the way it should be. This leads to the characteristic ‘droopy’ appearance.


The Correction of Tubular Breasts

If you are suffering from tuberous breasts and want to correct the condition, then the only way to do it is through plastic surgery. A plastic surgeon can help change the appearance of your tubular breasts.

One should remember to get the right surgery only from a qualified, experienced, and skilled professional. Make sure that you get assessed and diagnosed properly.

What is Tubular Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Usually, the correction of tuberous breasts happens in two steps. During the first step, the patient will undergo surgery that releases the constricted breast tissues. A plastic surgeon will perform the surgery within a hospital.

During the surgery, a small incision will be made on the breast to insert either a tissue expander or breast implant. All steps will be taken to ensure the comfort and ease of the patient.

The recovery from this surgery will involve at least spending one night in the hospital. The patient should also schedule at least a week’s time to stay at home and recover from the surgery. The doctor will also prescribe some painkillers to manage the discomfort caused due to the incisions.


The Aftercare

After getting treatment for tuberous breasts, the activities of the patient will be limited for some time. One must be careful to avoid any scenario that could lead to an infection like spending time in hot tubs or saunas.

Patients must avoid cardiovascular exercise for at least 2 weeks. One can probably observe some acute swelling and puffiness for three to four weeks after getting the surgery though most of the pain would have subsided by then.

This type of plastic surgery is a regularly performed procedure and should be quite safe if it’s done by a qualified, skilled, and talented plastic surgeon. However, if one fails to get this surgery from a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, then there can be several risks, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Loss of sensation in the nipples
  • Wrong placement of implants
  • Faulty or leaky implants

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Dr. Amit Gupta is a skilled, experienced, and talented plastic surgeon who has over 20 years of experience. From performing regular breast augmentations to complex plastic surgery procedures, he has done it all!

So, if you are suffering from tuberous breast deformity and want to get this treated, then contact Dr. Amit Gupta today and get the process of your treatment started. Book your consultation today!