Tuberous Breast


Tuberous breasts (or tubular breasts) are a result of an abnormality of the breasts that can occur in both men and women in one breast or both. During puberty breast development is hindered and the breasts fail to develop normally and fully.

Tuberous breasts are not just small breasts. Instead, they often have constricted tissue that needs to be surgically corrected. This is why it’s important to see a surgeon that is specifically experienced in tuberous breast correction. Our surgeons correct tuberous breasts with a breast augmentation. See breast augmentation page for more information.

How do I know if I have tuberous breasts?

Many women are unaware they have Tuberous Breasts. Some women may have noticed that their breast shape is irregular, but are unaware of the underlying condition and how or why this has occurred.

Common signs you may have Tuberous Breasts:

  • Areola is large and puffy
  • Flat appearance to top half of breast (upper breast pole)
  • Breast tissue appears to project into the nipple
  • You have small, unevenly developed breasts
  • You have drooped triangular-shaped breasts
  • Your nipples are pointing downwards or inwards

What are the risks?

Tuberous Breast correction is a more complicated breast procedure than a standard breast augmentation. There is no guarantee that your Tuberous Breasts can be completely corrected, however they will be improved. In order to ensure the best results, it is vital that your Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon has extensive experience in Tuberous Breast correction to ensure you receive the most satisfying result.

If your breasts are considerably asymmetrical, symmetry is never guaranteed. However, the symmetry can be minimised and your breasts will appear fuller, wider and more in proportion to your body.

Breast Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry occurs when one breast has a different size, volume, position, or form from the other.

Breast asymmetry is very common and affects more than half of all women. There are a number of reasons why a woman’s breasts can change in size or volume, including trauma, puberty, and hormonal changes. Your breast tissue can change when you’re ovulating, and can often feel more full and sensitive. It’s common for the breasts to look bigger because they actually grow from water retention and blood flow. However, during your menstrual cycle, they’ll return to normal size.

Another cause for asymmetrical breasts is a condition called juvenile hypertrophy of the breast. Though rare, this can cause one breast to grow significantly larger than the other. It can be corrected with surgery, but it may lead to a number of psychological issues and insecurities

Breast asymmetries can be corrected during breast augmentation, reduction and lift surgeries.

Tuberous Breast

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