29 years old with 3 children and never breastfed. Are my saggy, oddly shaped, unequal breasts tubular? (photo)
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Breast lift and implants
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No you do not have a tubular breast deformity
Yes, your breasts are unequal in size but not dramatically so or significantly beyond the normal difference seen in all women. And yes they are a bit saggy(ptotic) with the right more so then the left. But not saggy to the point that a breast lift with its inherent scarring would be justified. And NO, you do not have a tubular breast deformity. If you are considering an Augmentation a simple subglandular augmentation with different size implants to compensate for your size difference is all you need.
Thanks for your question. I do not think you have tuberous breasts. If you are choosing to have augmentation, you should expect nice shape post-operatively. Good luck.
Tuberous (also called tubular) breasts have a specific definition and a particular appearance. Your breasts seem fairly small and constricted, but still normal and not tubular. If you feel that after 3 children they are saggy, you may choose to undergo a breast lift, although from the pictures you show, it does not look like you have much sagging at all. In your situation perhaps an augmentation with implants is best, and not will it enhance the size, but it may actually help in lifting the breast a bit as well. Good luck.
Definition of a tuberous breast deformity
This is a question that comes up rather frequently. Many women believe that they may have tubular breasts. The definition of a tubular breast is a breast that has a constricted base, an enlarged puffy areola, wide spacing between the breasts, a minimal amount of breast tissue and a high crease. Your breasts appear to have a wide base, the crease is not particularly constricted and the areola are normal in appearance. Since you have a wide based breast you would do well with a wide implant, this would restore your breast shape and enhance your overall appearance.
Not tubular (tuberous) breasts
You simply have small triangularly shaped breasts, they are not tuberous. Now that you are done having kids, you might want to do something about them like an augmentation and maybe a lift.
Nor tuberous breasts
It does not look like from the photos that you posted that your breasts are tuberous. They just look small.
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