I have tubular breasts and i want to get them fixed. is there any possibility to fix this without a implant.
Fix Tubular Breasts Without Implants?
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Soft tissue expansion offers best correction of tubular breasts
While a mastopexy/breast lift type of procedure can correct tubular breasts, I have had great difficulty achieving a nice full look, especially medially in the cleavage area without breast implants.
In fact, the most satisfactory results in my practice have been achieved with soft tissue expansion.
The problem is the constricted shape of the breast which is usually worst medially near the cleavage. I find expanding this area has given the best results.
Avoid circumferential incisions and scars around the areola--the scars are horrific.
It would depend on your starting point
All deformities we have come in a spectrum of degrees. No different for tubular breast deformities. So depending on your starting point, it might be possible to go without an implant. However, if you really have a true manifestation of the tubular deformity with lower pole constriction and tissue deficiency, enlarged areolas with herniated breast tissue, and a tight high riding inframammary crease, I personally can't imaging getting a good correction without an implant.
Possible to fix tubular breasts without implants
Tubular breast deformity is diagnosed when three criteria are present:
1. Constricted breast base with lower pole deficiency.
2. Enlarged aerola.
3. Herniating of breast tissue through the areola.
The classic treatment of tubular breast involves a peri-aerolar mastopexy,breast tissue scorring to expand the lower pole and control of the aerolar diameter. An expander or implant is used to add volume to an already deficient lower breast pole.
The procedure could still be done without an exapnder or implant but the results will not be as good. A promising tool could be the use of fat grafting to the lower pole. However, the use of fat injection in the breast of cosmetic use is not recommended yet bu our sister society. There is a lot of un-answered questions regarding future mammagram and cancer detection with the presence of fat. I like to use for post breast reconstruction revisions and it is a wonderful tool.
To summarize, it is possible but results will not be as good. Hope that helps!
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Tubular breasts can be fixed without implants
Thank you for your question.
Yes, this can be corrected without implants with a breast lift or mastopexy type surgery. However, it is important to be realistic about the results that can be achieved with these procedures. It is also important to know what you want to look like so you can be realistic about this as well.
Usually, though breast implants are a better option for most patients,by no means do you have to get them. You should schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, preferrably one who specializes in tubular breasts and he/she should be able to exam you and give you the best advice.