Should I get a breast augmentation? Do I have tubular breasts? (Photo)
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you are right, you have tuberous breasts.
a submuscular breast augmentation with " scoring " of the infra-mammary fold ( the high fold below your breast ) will " round up " your breast. I cannot see very well on your pics, but you may get away without doing a donut lift, since your areolas appear almost normal sizes for your frame.
good luck with the weight control, and whenever you are ready, make sure you see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience in cosmetic breast surgery.
Breast Augmentation and Tuberous Breasts
Although it is not possible to answer your question definitively without an examination, it does appear that you probably have some, if not all, of the characteristics of tuberous breasts. Generally, women with similarly shaped breasts can achieve a nice improvement with augmentation and special attention to achieving increased fullness of the lower portion of the breast and possibly reduction of the size of the areola if necessary. Your best option is to have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon and discuss your goals and concerns.
Should I get a breast augmentation? Do I have tubular breasts?
Yes, I think your breasts do demonstrate some of the characteristics seen with tuberous (constricted) breasts. There are lots of variations of tuberous breasts.
Some of the characteristics seen with tuberous breasts include a very narrow base, short distance from areola to inframammary fold, tight (constricted) lower pole of the breasts, relatively wide space between the breasts, "puffy" areola and some degree of ptosis (drooping).
Generally, correction of tuberous breast anomalies involves breast augmentation with areola reduction / mastopexy procedure. The distance from the inframammary fold is increased (to create a more rounded out appearance). Proper breast implant positioning improves the distance (cleavage) between the breasts. The areola reduction helps to treat the pointed and "puffy" appearance of the areola.
In your case, if the appearance/shape/size of the breasts are a concern, you may be an excellent candidate for corrective surgery. Exactly what operation would help you will depend on a full communication of your goals. Based on your question and pictures provided, a breast augmentation as well as an areolar skin/tissue reduction will serve to significantly improve the shape/contour of your breasts.
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