I am a 32 yr old female. Never had kids. I HATE how my breasts are shaped. Do I Have Tubular Breast Deformity? (photo)
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Tuberous breast correction
The goal of tuberous breast augmentation is to create a more rounded, regular shape and decrease large areola and large nipples, if necessary. Ideal breasts are comprised of evenly distributed tissue while tuberous breasts are characterized by tissue that is concentrated directly underneath the protruding nipples. Because of this, a common treatment technique involves releasing this constricted breast tissue by making internal radial incisions that allow it to splay out properly. These incisions are done internally so the patient doesn't see anything externally. In most cases the Plastic Surgeon will suggest the placement of an implant, typically in the sub-mammary position to better influence the breast’s shape and to add greater volume. If excess or sagging skin is present, surgeons may recommend performing a breast lift as part of the procedure as well.
Tuberous or Tubular Breasts
Do I have a tubular breast deformity?
Consult with a plastic surgeon well-versed in breast surgery and discuss your goals and expectations. S/he will then be able to examine and discuss the various options and assist you in deciding which decision os the right one for you, given your desires. I would expect a very pleasing result for you! Hope that this helps! Best wishes for a wonderful result!
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Perhaps a mild form of tubular breast deformity
Tubular breast deformity is not an all or non condition. There can be very mild forms where it essentially does not impact the process of breast augmentation and there can be very severe forms where specific surgical maneuvers are needed to accomplish an aesthetically pleasing breast shape. You may have a very mild form of tubular breast deformity. Some breast tissue scoring may be needed during your augmentation but it will not be much. You may want to consider placement of a silicone implant in the sub-fascial position as opposed to under the muscle. This can be done via peri-areolar incision where after the implant is placed the areola size can be adjusted via a purse-string areolaplasty, although this may end up not being needed.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Tuberous Breasts And The Benelli Mastopexy With Implants
You have the FORM FRUST of tuberous breasts. This means your tuberous breasts are incomplete for the full blown anomalad, but you have several of the unique characteristics. Your puffy nipples are because your breast tissue has herniated through the weak basement membrane of your nipple areolar complex, and this can be pushed back by reducing the size of the areola. You can move the nipples up on your breast mound using the Benelli or circumareolar mastopexy, and placement of a subpectoral implant can give you fullness and some lift. I have done this operation several times specifically for tuberous breasts with minimal scarring and very satisfied patients.
Now it is time for you to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area who has experience with tuberous breasts and the Benelli mastopexy.
Right conclusion, a mild tuberous breast
You are correct, you do have a mild tuberous (not tubular) breast shape with a prominence and puffy apprearance to the nipple and constricted skin envelope. Hormones will not help, and your breast is normal in every other way including breast feeding. Surgery can improve the shape if you are really discouraged.
Do I Have Tubular Breast Deformity?
Thanks for the question and the photos. It does appear that you have a very mild form of the tubular breast deformity. It is not all imaginable how hormones could help this.
Surgery, however, can. A breast augmentation of modest size and a breast lift should give you a far more normal appearance.
Find a plastic surgeon for consultation to discuss the options that are available to you.
Do I Have Tubular Breast Deformity?
Yes you have a grade I tuberous deformity. Only surgery can improve. I recommend small implants with inferior pole enhanced fat grafts.
It does appear that you have a slight tuberous deformity. An implant and periareola reductin will help improve the appearance.
Thank you for the pictures. It does appear your have a mild form of tubular breasts with the right breast being a little more obvious due to the pinched appearance of the inframamary fold. The besy way to change the shape of your breast is to do a breast augmentation with a periareolar mastopexy. This type of lift will decrease the size and your areolas and give you an excellent results. I hope this helps.
Neil J. Zemmel
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