Tubular or Tuberous breasts can be corrected
The breast augmentation photo gallery on my website include before and after images of women with tubular breasts before surgery with very natural looking breasts after surgery. I attached a link below. Many women with tubular breasts wonder if they can have "normal" looking breasts. The answer is yes. be certain you fiund a plastic surgeon with expertise in this area.
In many breast augmentation patients,
the inframammary fold needs to be lowered in order to allow the implant to rest
at a level that appears natural relative to the position of the nipple and
areola. Ideally the implant should be centered directly behind the
nipple-areola complex (NAC). In profile, the natural-appearing breast is not
convex in the upper pole, and an excessively convex and overly full upper pole
is a dead giveaway that a breast implant sits below the skin. In addition,
inadequate release of the inferior origin of the pectoralis major will allow
the muscle to hold the implant in too high a position, and may even cause the
implant to displace upwards (as high as the collar bone in some patients) when
the muscle contracts. Patients with this problem require reoperation to release
the inferior origin of the pec major and/or the inframammary fold.
Tuberous Breasts is a Sub-Group of Constricted Breasts
You appear to have constricted breasts. If you look carefully, the lower slope of the breast is a traight line instead of a gentle convex curve. As in tuberous breasts, which the contraction literally prevents the breast contents from bulging forward and assuming a hemispheric shaper. While the shape of a tuberous breast looks like tuber, or root, you have a milder form in which it is not AS constrictive by is nonetheless present. Your condition CAN be vastly improved with surgery but this is best done when you are older and you have the time to have it.
Tubular breasts is a descriptive term that indicates certain features that are variably present to variable degrees. Some call it constricted breasts because the base of the breast is tight and yours have a bit of that characteristic. You have to remember that breasts come in all shapes and sizes. Very few are "perfect." Your breasts are going to develop the way they will and they will continue to change as you grow, age, become pregnant, etc. It doesn't matter what they look like or what they are called, if you are unhappy about some aspect whether it is shape, size, symmetry, sagging, degree of perkiness, then you can discuss changes with a surgeon. Whether or not you actual go through with any surgery is going to be a individual and joint decision with your surgeon.
Thank you for your question and for sharing your photo. Based on your photograph, it appears that your breast are constricted and not allowing the lower aspect of your breast to fully develop. Breast surgery is an option to help reshape the breast and release some of the constrictions. An implant may also help reshape the breasts as well. I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who can discuss the different operative techniques and options with you.
Hi, thanks for your question. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. There is no 'perfect' breast type. Your breasts may continue to grow for another 5 years. If you are unhappy with the shape of your breast there are options available to change them. Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a proper examination and to discuss your options.
Do I have tuberous breasts?
Based on your photo I don't think you have tuberous breasts. Tuberous breast is a *spectrum,* however, and there are mild cases and severe cases. At the end of the day, if you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts it doesn't matter what you call it. I would recommend a formal consultation to discuss your cosmetic concerns and determine if there are any recommended treatments.
I hope this is helpful!
All breasts come in different shapes and sizes. It is very rare when you see symmetrical and even sized breast shapes. If you are happy with your breasts, then that is all that truly matters. However, if asking for professional opinion, your breasts appear to be mildly tuberous. Which there is nothing wrong with that! If it bothers you, then surgery is an answer for you. Tubular breasts are caused by constrictive "bands" which do not allow the breast tissue to fill out your breasts completely. Correcting tubular breasts is a very common procedure combined with breast augmentation. Relessing some of the constrictive bands as well as placing an implant will correct the look of the tubular breasts and allows for a very nice, round, breast shape.
Your photos show signs of tuberous breasts
breast shape is caused by the constriction of breast tissue during puberty,
which causes breasts to grow in an elongated shape rather than a rounded breast
mound. The defining characteristics of tuberous breasts include puffy nipples
and areola (which are usually large compared to the rest of the breast), a
smaller breast size, and a distinctive tubular shape. Judging from your photos,
I think it’s possible that you have a mild form of tubular breast deformity
that could be improved with the help of breast augmentation, perhaps with a
modified breast lift to alleviate tissue constriction and encourage a full,
soft breast shape.
Mild tuberous components
You have a mild tuberous component but they are in the realm of normal also. I would wait and see if this changes over time and suggest you hold off on surgery. If it really bugged you, there is always surgery that could be done. Good luck !
What's in a name?
You are likely not going to have much change in the overall shape characteristics of the breast. The breast shape can be changed somewhat with an implant alone. If you want to go larger you can have an implant and improve the breast shape. Whether or not you assign a name to your breast shape is not important. You do have a short inframmary fold and herniated nipple, which are characteristics of tubular breasts.