I am 21, slightly overweight and have been self conscious of my breasts for years. I recently came across an article regarding Tubular Breasts and feel as though I fit some of the description. However, my mother has a slight sag to her breast shape and I don't know if that could just be the issue with mine. When my nipples are erect my breasts become very round and much perkier, however, naturally they are not. I have never been pregnant or lost/gained an abnormal amount! Thanks!
Possible Tubular Breasts? (photo)
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What do tubular breasts look like?
Very Mild Case Of Tubular Breast
You may have a mild case of tubular breast but nothing significant. You could have a breast lift with or without a breast implant.
Tubular breasts treated with Breast Augmentation with Mini Ultimate Breast Lift
You may have a very mild case of tuberous breasts. Your problems are your breasts are low, small, too far apart and the areolas are large. You would benefit from breast augmentation through a circumareola approach. Through this technique you could place the implant high on the chest wall, elevate the breast tissue and reduce the size of your areolas. It is important to align all 3 in the same horizontal plane to give you the maximum projection and increase your cleavage. You are a perfect candidate for a new technique called Breast Augmentation with Mini Ultimate Breast Lift.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
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Yes, you have tubular breasts and would do well with a concentric lift and augmentation. The implant would expand the fold under your breast and make you more symmetrical. This is a common abnormality.
Possible Tubular Breasts?
Yes in my opinion based upon the posted photos you have tuberous breast deformity. Seek in person evaluations from boarded PSs in your city.
Yes, it looks like you have elements of tuberous breasts with wide set narrow based breasts, and large areola. Good luck with future surgery.
Do I Have Tuburous Breasts And If So, What Can I Do About Them?
Thank you for your question and pictures. You do in fact have many of the elements of tuberous breasts. To make your breasts more attractive, in my practice, I would do a Benelli mastopexy with implants. This technique can be viewed on my website, Breast Implant Center of Hawaii. This surgery would reduce the size of your areola and lift your breasts. Your breasts are overly projected and the circumareolar permanent suture would push them back and give you a rounder, more desirable appearance. The puffiness of your areola is secondary to the breast tissue herniating into your areola. Dermal anchor sutures would correct this problem, and this is part and parcel of the standard Benelli mastopexy.
I highly recommend you find a Board Certified plastic surgeon, a member of ASPS and ASAPS, who has experience in the Benelli or circumareolar mastopexy.
Possible Tubular Breasts?
Thank you for your photos which do demonstrate that you have a moderate version of tuberous breasts. I do not need to list the components that comprise a tuberous breast which are listed by other plastic surgeons who also answered your question.
The important thing is what to do next. There are a number of options to improve the appearance of your breasts and a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is needed to determine which treatment option is best for you. Ask to look at their before and after photos of tuberous breast patients which will be of great help to you.
Best of luck to you.
What do tubular breasts look like
Thanks for the pictures. You do have some elements of tubular breast deformity. These have been described in several of the other answers so I will not repeat the details. Probably the best way to correct this is to have a combined breast augmentation and mastopexy. The mastopexy (lift) will decrease the areolar diameter and centralize the nipples on the breast mound and the augment will expand the base of the breasts and enhance their volume. I hope this helps.
Daniel Medalie, MD
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