Tuberous breasts are characterised by a narrow base which tends to result in a high fold underneath the breasts, and a shorter distance between the nipple and the fold under the breast.
You can check to see if your breasts are tuberous by measuring the distance between the breast fold and the nipple. This measurement is usually 7-8cm but if your measurements are in the region of 3-4cm then you may have a mild form of tuberous breasts.
The symptoms of tuberous breasts vary greatly between individuals but can include;
- Cylindrical or narrow breast tissue that usually stays same shape from the base of the breast to the end.
- Breasts that have a saggy appearance due to an abnormally elevated lower breast fold.
- Enlarged and/or puffy areolas (areola hypertrophy)
- Constriction of tissue at the base of the breast.
- Higher than normal breast fold.
- Large space between the breasts.
- Only one breast may be affected.
The best way to see if you are suitable for tuberous breast correction surgery is to have a consultation with one of our expert breast surgeons who will be able to assess you in person and advise on the best procedure to get the results you are after.