What are Tubular Breasts?
Tuberous (Tubular) Breasts are a group of congenital breast abnormalities, which occur when breasts fail to develop properly. Often clients are unaware of the condition until they seek medical advice or are unhappy with their breasts.
What do Tuberous breasts look like?
Tubular breasts can be described as an underdeveloped breast where there is a very small amount of breast tissue. The base of the affected breast is usually abnormally short or constricted in varying degrees and the nipple is also often larger and puffy in appearance. The symptoms of tubular breasts can appear on both or just one side and can range from mild to severe. Clients with severe tuberous breasts are often unhappy with the lack of volume and seek medical advice.
How do I know if I have tubular breasts?
If you feel as though your breast shape is irregular take note of the following signs of tuberous breasts:
- Nipples may be pointing downwards or inwards
- The areola may appear large and puffy
- There may be a lack of volume the lower half and flat top of breast
- Triangular drooping shaped breasts
- A very short distance between the nipple and the bottom groove of the breast
What can be done to fix tuberous breasts?
Tubular breasts can often easily be helped with breast augmentation surgery. An implant is used to add volume to the breast tissue improving the overall appearance of a tuberous breast. Your chosen surgeon will be able to identify the best implant to use. Often tear drop implants work best in these cases. This is because a teardrop implant can add to the lack of volume in the lower part of the breast. Usually some form of release of the breast tissue is required and occasionally, the areola will need to be reduced. In severe cases, the surgeon may need to adopt a staged approach and may use an expander to stretch the tissues before inserting the final implant.
However, every tubular breast case is different and a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon should be consulted for best individual results.
Why is Dr Mark Hanikeri a Specialist Cosmetic Surgeon?
Dr Mark Hanikeri has had over 15 years experience in the cosmetic surgery industry. He specialises in cosmetic surgery of the body, breast and face and operates from Subiaco Western Australia.
Dr Mark Hanikeri is a “Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon” which is a title that can only be used by surgeons in the recognised specialty of Plastic Surgery. It is important that clients are aware of any doctor that can call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon” without the same specialist qualifications.
To book a consult with Dr Mark Hanikeri in Subiaco for breast augmentation surgery please call 9380 0311.
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