Correction of Tubular Breast
Correction of Tubular Breasts
Do your breasts have a “Snoopy Nose” appearance? If so, you may be suffering from a condition known as Tubular breasts. This is also known as constricted or tuberous breasts. Generally, low self esteem and poor body image are the main concerns women have for this treatable condition.
This abnormality of shape and size can be present in varying degrees. Generally, the characteristics include:
- Small breasts
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- A high breast fold
- A short distance from the nipple to the breast fold
- Lack of lower breast fullness
- A narrow breast width
- Large areola diameter with bulging of the areola from herniation of the underlying breast tissue
Do your breasts have similar characteristics to the description above? Are you embarrassed to show your breasts or get intimate with a loved one? Then, surgical correction may be the right choice for you. The surgery consists of altering the breast tissue in the lower aspect to allow it to expand. Next, using a breast implant, we increase the size and expand the tissue in the lower pole of the breast. The enlarged areola is reduced and the puffiness (bulging) is corrected. During the procedure the breast fold is lowered. The surgical approach is either through an incision in the breast crease if there is no deformity of the areola or around the areola if it requires correction of size or shape.
This surgery is more involved than just a breast augmentation and can take anywhere from 2 to 2 ½ hours. Usually, it is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Recovery is a little longer than breast augmentation, but the pain is comparable.