Do Tubular Breasts Heal Differently After Breast Augmentation?

I opted for breast augmentation to correct or at least improve my tubular breasts (with very high breast folds). It's been 2 months and I am not seeing the smooth shape I expected at this stage. I still see a line (where the implant is sitting, I guess) and it totally LOOKS like a boob job.

I wanted to know if I am being realistic with my healing time. Will this crease improve over time? Is there something I can be doing to help the healing along? Will I ever look smooth? Thanks!

Doctor Answers 20

Tubular breast deformity

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Tubular breasts are tough to correct, and the first thing I always tell patients is that their breasts may not ever look completely normal. That being said, it looks like there is still some banding of your breast tissue that could be released. I have seen this happen after tubular breast correction, and it's frustrating for both surgeon and patient. The line you see is the band; the implants are sitting in the correct space. I suggest giving it at least six months prior to any revision surgery, and speaking with your surgeon about this. This is a tough problem, but it looks like you've come a significant part of the way towards correction. Good luck and best wishes, /nsn.

Tubular Breasts

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Women with Tubular breasts can achieve beautiful results from breast augmentation surgery. It is important to select a plastic surgeon with expertise in this area as correcting tubular breasts requires experience in this area.

Women with tubular / tuberous breasts can achieve excellent results and are some f the happiest patients in my practice as this surgery is life altering for them.  

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Tuberous Breast Correction

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Tubuerous breasts need more than breast implants to improve their contour.

It appears that you have tuberous breasts. A common treatment technique involves releasing constricted breast tissue underneath the protruding nipples to give your breasts a fuller, less "snoopy" shape. No breast implants are needed but you may not be happy with their size after surgery.You may need another procedure to address the crease. Please wait about 4 months after surgery to determine this.

Snoopy Dog Breasts

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It is obvious from your post op photo that you were born with a tubular breast deformity.  This will not correct on its own and you will need a secondary procedure to improve your shape.  Your original surgery should have included some reshaping (mastopexy) in addition the the augmentation.  You can still obtain a nice result but there will be additional scars around the areola and the cost/inconvience of a secondary procedure.  If your original surgeon willnot/cannot perform the next procedure, maybe there can be some financial reimbursement to help cover the cost of the secondary procedure.

Good Luck,

David R Finkle, MD

Tubular breasts and double bubble deformity photos/pics

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AT this point in time, I would allow at least 6 months to elapse prior to considering any revisions. Subseqeunt to this, believe you could undergo dual plane approach with radial relaxing incsions.

Tubular breast correction

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Tubular breast can be pretty difficult to correct. It looks as though there is some banding that has not been completely released. I would wait at least 6 months before you consider any revisionary surgery. This will also give your breast a little more time to heal and settle. Understand though that your breast may never be completely corrected, but improvement is a definite possibility. Definitely go talk to your plastic surgeon about this.

Best Regards,

Dr. Speron

Sam Speron, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Breast implants not enough to correct tubular breasts.

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Hi.

1) The thing to understand is that women with tubular breasts really need breast reconstruction, with reshaping and spreading out of the breast tissue itself, by internal incisions. This is the key step to get normal shape, not breast implants. It does not look like you had this done.

2) I am afraid this will not improve on its own. Of course wait another four months at least, but eventually you will need a revision. It may never be perfect, but I think it can be better.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Need more adjustment

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It looks like you'll need more than implants to fix your tuberous breasts. Implants aren't enough to give you a rounder shape because the area around your nipples and areolas is still pinched. See your plastic surgeon again after about 3 months to talk about this.

Tubular breasts healing after surgery

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Thank you for the question. You are still in the post operation recovery stage. Breasts generally heal at different rates.  It usually takes about 8-12 weeks for the wounds to heal and around 4-6 months for the implants to fully settle so just give it more time. It would be best to visit your board-certified plastic surgeon and get a full assessment if you have any concerns. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.




An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.

Tubular breasts: do they heal differently?

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Treatment:
Because there is a wide range of appearances, from mild to severe, the surgical treatment for #TuberousBreastDeformity or #TBD must address the following elements for a successful result :

  • Breast Base Grade: l,ll, or lll
  • Asymmetry left and right
  • Skin envelope
  • Areola size, shape, herniation, and position
  • Breast volume
  • Ptosis (drooping)
  • Breast fold position and size.
The healing will depend upon the severity index

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