Uncomfortable with the shape of my breasts. Are they tubular? How can I make them look more perky and natural? (photo)

I am wondering if I do. I am uncomfortable with the shape of them, and I would like to find about what I can do to make my breasts look more perky and look extremely natural.

Doctor Answers 4

Tubular breasts?

You definitely have components of a tubular breast but not as severe as others. This can be improved with a lift and if you want to go larger with an implant as well.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Do I Have Tubular Breasts? (photo)

You do have tubular breasts with asymmetry

Correction will require a circum-areolar lift together with internal re-positioning of the breast tissue

Hilton Becker, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Do I Have Tubular Breasts?

Thanks for the posted photos. In semi medical terms you have hypoplasia, tuberous, asymmetry, 4th degree ptosis of the breasts 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Do I have tuberous breasts?

Thank you for your questions and is a high inframmary fold of the breast and a large or dilated areola. Some call it areolar herniation. When I describe it to my patients I usually describe a breast that looks somewhat like the shape of a Snoopy nose.

The photographs that you have sent appear to be consistent with tuberous breasts.

Sometimes this can be improved by the periareolar tightening, but in many cases a full breast lift not only reduces the size of the areola, but also does a better job of changing the shape of the breasts to a more normal shape.

Based upon your photographs I suspect you would do better with a full breast lift, but it is important to find and be examined by a board certified plastic surgeon before you make any final decisions.


Best wishes.

PS: if you look under my breast lift gallery here on real self there is an example of a woman with a tuberous breast, where the breast has been reshaped using a full mastopxy.


Best wishes.


Adam Tattelbaum, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

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