Tuberous Breast Correction

The Problem

Breasts that have an elongated appearance are often referred to as tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts can vary in severity and there a variety of plastic surgery techniques that can help improve the appearance of them.

Tuberous breasts, also known as tubular breasts, constricted breasts or breast hypoplasia is an abnormality of the breast shape. Patients with tuberous breasts may notice that their breasts have a tight narrow base and tend to be oval or pointed in shape. It is common for tuberous breasts to be asymmetric and it is common for the areola area to be domed and enlarged.

Tuberous breast correction at The Private Clinic is performed by our specialised breast surgeons who are available for consultations at our clinics in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Buckinghamshire, Northampton, Bristol and Essex.

It is not known what causes tuberous breasts and you don’t often know that you have them until puberty. As the breast begins to grow there is a lack of breast tissue development which results in the droopy appearance. Many patients feel troubled and are embarrassed about the appearance of their chest.

Although relatively common, tuberous breasts can vary in severity. A mild form of tubular breasts may just be a high breast crease with a short distance from the nipple to the fold under the breast. In more severe cases tuberous breasts can take on an elongated breast shape with doming of the areola.

Tuberous breasts can be corrected with cosmetic surgery and the technique used will depend on the severity of your tubular breasts and what your desired result is. Usually a specialised breast augmentation technique is used to release the constricted tissue, increase the volume and stretch out the tissue. Some patients may need a mastopexy or areola reduction to tighten the breast if they don’t want a breast implant.

We recommend that you come in for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons who specialise in tuberous breast correction. They will be able to advise you on whether you have tuberous breasts as well as detailing your treatment options.

The Problem

Breasts that have an elongated appearance are often referred to as tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts can vary in severity and there a variety of plastic surgery techniques that can help improve the appearance of them.

The technique used for tuberous breast correction will vary from patient to patient depending on their severity and desired outcomes.

Breast Augmentation

During a breast augmentation procedure the surgeon will perform an internal release of the constricting tissue which will widen the base of the breast. An implant will then be inserted to increase the volume of the breast and stretch the skin resulting in a rounder and more natural breast shape.

To find out more about breast enlargement click here.

Areola Reduction

Some patients with tuberous breasts have enlarged or domed areolas. If these are unable to be stretched out with an implant alone, an areola reduction may be suggested which will reduce the size of the areolas as well as tightening the breast slightly resulting in less prominent areolas.

To find out more about areola reductions click here.

Results

The results from surgery are instant however you will have to go through a recovery period where swelling may be visible for up to 6 weeks.

Downtime

The amount of downtime you require will depend of the type of surgery that you had. Usually we recommend 1-2 weeks off work for any patient who has had a breast augmentation.

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *

Birmingham

“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

Bristol

“I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *

Manchester

    *All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Please bear in mind that results may vary from person to person. All testimonies are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients. Their comments have not been altered in any way, and their experiences are their own.

    FAQs

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