Posted February 04, 2019 in Tubular Breast Correction
While some women opt for plastic surgery to enhance their breasts, others would like to reduce their overly large and heavy bust. However, there are a few women who look into surgery for an entirely different reason. Tubular breasts, also known as constricted breasts, is a condition where the breasts have not fully developed and appear stretched out with abnormally large nipple-areolas. Not only does this condition affect the appearance of the breasts, but it can also have a profound effect on a woman’s self-esteem.
As a plastic surgeon trained in breast reconstruction and breast enhancement, Dr. Ghere can address your tubular breasts by examining the condition of the tissues to determine the best procedure to enhance the size and shape of your breasts.
What Are Tubular Breasts?
Tubular breasts occur when a woman’s breasts do not develop normally during puberty due to an insufficient amount of breast tissue in one or both breasts. When this happens, the fibrous bands around the base of the breast begin to expand and restrict the growth of the breasts, causing them to become misshapen and asymmetrical.
As the condition progresses, the breast tissue is then forced centrally beneath your areolas, creating a tubular, underdeveloped appearance and puffy, enlarged nipples. You may require surgery if you are experiencing the following issues:
- Excessive sagging
- Asymmetrical breasts
- One breast is higher than the other
- Enlarged and puffy areola(s)
- Constriction of tissue at the base of your breasts
How to Treat Tubular Breasts
Tubular breasts, while not life-threatening, can have a significant impact on your appearance and confidence. Many women have attempted to hide their abnormal breasts by wearing stuffed or padded bras. Unfortunately, this only provides them with a temporary solution. Surgical procedures such as breast augmentation can correct a patient’s tubular breasts while also adding volume and shape for a fuller, more attractive appearance.
Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and can take up to two hours to complete, depending on the extent of correction needed. Dr. Ghere will insert saline or silicone breast implants either above or below the pectoral muscles. This will allow her to reposition and reshape the breasts and areolas to a more natural, balanced, and youthful position. Following your breast augmentation procedure, you can expect long-lasting results that will not only improve the appearance of your breasts but also boost your confidence and self-esteem.