Breast Augmentation for Tubular Breasts
By David Passaretti, MD on June 24, 2018
Also known as tuberous breasts, tubular breasts refer to breasts that are abnormally shaped. This is due to constriction at the base of the breasts during development. Women who have tubular breasts often feel self-conscious about their appearance, which affects self-esteem as well as wardrobe decisions regarding undergarments, bathing suits, and tops.
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most effective options for treating tubular breasts. The team at our Darien, CT cosmetic surgery center would like to consider the signs and causes of this condition and how implants can be used to correct it.
Signs of Tubular Breasts
There are different degree of the condition, though the most common signs of tubular breasts include:
- Small breasts
- Elongated breast shape
- Tube-like breast shape
- Drooping of the breasts
- Large space between the breasts
- Large and puffy areolas
The Causes of Tubular Breasts
Tubular breasts are a congenital condition, meaning that they are the result of your genes. If the condition runs in your family, you are more likely to experience it as you grow up. The first signs of tubular breasts will typically occur during puberty as the breasts development, with the symptoms becoming more noticeable as a girl reaches adulthood.
How Breast Augmentation Works
Breast augmentation involves placing breast implants in order to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts. These implants come in different sizes and shapes, and they can have a significant impact in terms of improving overall breast appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation
Good candidates for breast automation surgery are women in good overall health who would like to alter the size and shape of their breasts. It’s important that patients be aware of the risks and benefits involved, and understand what the full surgical process entails. This leads to better patient satisfaction overall.
Tailoring the Surgery to the Patient
Since tubular breasts can vary from patient to patient, a surgeon will need to tailor the procedure to meet specific needs. Implant size and shape will add roundness and volume to the breasts, creating a much more natural appearance. The implants can also help correct drooping or sagging of the breasts, improving contour and perkiness.
If a woman’s tubular breasts have affected the size or prominence of their areolas, there are surgeries that can reduce areola size as well. These are performed in combination with the placement of breast implants.
The Results of Breast Augmentation
Following breast augmentation surgery, women who had tubular breasts typically experience improved appearance and enhanced self-confidence. Their breasts are now rounder and more ideally shaped, and the scarring is minimally and kept as well-hidden as possible.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
The best way to find out if breast augmentation is right for you is to come to our practice for a consultation. We will be able to assess your situation, answer your questions and concerns, and give you an honest assessment about your situation. Our goal is to empower you with information so you can make a confident choice about any cosmetic procedures you decide to undergo.
Contact Dr. David Passaretti
For more information about treating tubular breasts and improving your overall appearance, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters in much greater detail.
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