Breast surgery can be performed to help women with certain breast deformities achieve a more normalized appearance. Revisionary breast surgery is appropriate for women with tubular breast deformity and can create a more natural breast appearance.
Identifying Tubular Deformity
Tubular deformity, also called tuberous breasts, constricted breasts, or tuberous breast deformity, is a somewhat common developmental condition that impacts breast formation and breast shape. With widely variable manifestations, tubular deformity is usually identified by herniated areolas and constriction along the lower breast. This condition is congenital and manifests during puberty, but the exact cause is unknown. With varying degrees of severity, tuberous breasts are distinctly recognizable. Women with this condition typically have a bulging or puffy nipple/areolar complex and possible breast asymmetry. They may also have discrepancies in breast shape, volume, and droop as well as and areola size.
Tubular breast deformity can profoundly and negatively affect breast aesthetics, self-image, and self-confidence, which is why revisionary breast surgery is often recommended to correct the condition.
The Solution Through Breast Revision
Patients with tubular deformity can undergo breast surgery to correct it. Because tuberous breasts are highly complex, a revisionary breast surgery approach is better than a standard breast augmentation approach. Each procedure is individualized to meet the patient’s needs, which for some patients may require two separate surgeries. Some cases require the placement of tissue expanders to make sufficient room for breast implants over time, after which the expanders are removed and replaced with the implants. If there is sagging of the breast tissue, breast lift techniques may be included. Most often, technical maneuvers incorporating breast implants, breast reshaping, and adjustment of the areolas can produce natural-looking, round, and firmer breasts. For some patients with severe tubular deformity, implants may be inserted in the subglandular position to create a more lifted appearance. An upper pole compression band may also be given to the patient to wear during recovery so that the upper portion of the breasts can relax and allow the lower pole to become more rounded in shape. With revisionary breast surgery and Dr. Schlechter’s expertise, women can achieve full correction of tubular breast deformity with a much more natural and pleasing feminine appearance.
Tubular breast deformity can dramatically impact your appearance and reduce your quality of life. Dr. Schlechter is an experienced breast revision surgeon and can correct this deformity to restore your breasts and improve their appearance. To request your complimentary consultation with Dr. Schlechter, call (610) 678-9200 or fill out our online consultation form today.