'Tuberous' is used to define a set of characteristics found in some breasts. That being said, there is a continuum, and on one end there are people with 'classic' tuberous breasts and on the other there are people that might just have one of the characteristics, sometimes in just one breast. It can be confusing!
While you aren't a person with 'classic' findings, you do seem to have some characteristics of tuberous breasts, at least from looking at the photographs. An in-person exam is better, and also a lateral photograph can help show areolar herniation.
Honestly, whether you are 'tuberous' or not doesn't matter too much. It's not as important to define your breast shape as it is to decide whether you want surgery to try to change the shape. If you're ready for that step, find a plastic surgeon you are comfortable with and who recognizes your concerns and has experience fixing them. A good place to start is online by looking at before-and-after photographs and finding patients who have breasts like yours. If you like their results, and the plastic surgeon is qualified, then that is a good person to start with :)
Hope that helps!
You do not have tubular breasts, but have large
areolas and small volume. I recommend a
new technique called Breast Augmentation with Mini Ultimate Breast LiftTM. Using only a circumareola incision it is
possible to reshape your breast tissue creating upper pole fullness, elevate
them higher on the chest wall and more medial to increase your cleavage. Through the same incision, implants can be
placed. Aligning the areola, breast
tissue and implant over the bony prominence of the chest wall maximizes
anterior projection with a minimal size implant. Small round textured silicone gel implants
placed retro-pectoral look and feel more natural, are more stable, less likely
to ripple or have complications needing revision. Implant profile is irrelevant in the
retro-pectoral position since the muscle compresses it. Unfortunately, you have not told us your bra
size. If you are 32 or 34 each 100 cc’s
of implant corresponds to 1 cup size change.
If you are 36 or 38 each 200 cc’s of implant corresponds to 1 cup size
change. From this, you can compute the
volume required to achieve your desired goal.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Based on your photographs you do not have tuberous breasts and the lady at the bra store is wrong.
Based on your photographs you should be able to have an excellent result with standard breast augmentation.
Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon who is very experienced in breast surgery and has an excellent reputation in your community.
You do not have the classic Tuberous breasts. Your breasts are tight, with a short lower pole and an enlarged areola. You will probably benefit from an augmentation plus/minus a circumareolar reduction. You do not need to be embarrassed any more. Enjoy.
Be careful taking advice from someone that is not a surgeon/plastic surgeon regarding any "deformity" of your breasts. It is really impossible to determine if you in fact have a tuberous breast or not from these photos. If it is the case, it certainly can be corrected with surgery including use of special techniques as well as implants. Regardless, if you consult with a plastic surgeon he/she should be able to identify your concerns, perform an examination, and provide you with recommendations for a plan to correct the things you dislike. Good luck!
Many thanks for the question.You dont have Tuberous breast.You simply need augmentation and would be great.
Wish you all the best
You do not have tuberous breasts. The labeling of your breast as tuberous is incorrect and often places a patient with a stigmata of having some weird medical condition. You have saggy breasts with uneven inframammary folds. The right breast fold is slightly higher and tighter than the left. This should be easily corrected with breast implants placed correctly to even out the inframammary fold asymmetry. The right breast may need to have some of the old bands in the inframammary fold released so that area rounds out and fills in properly. This is not difficult to do.
Thank you for your question. The best way to be in the know is to have an in-person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. There is not a replacement for a doctor to patient exam.
I cannot tell completely from the pictures if you have tuberous breasts or not. The right appears more likely to be tuberous.
The good news is that this can be corrected and made to look better. In my practice, patients with tuberous breasts have had excellent results with augmentation, mastopexy or combination of both.