What are tubular or tuberous breasts?
Tuberous, tubular or constricted breasts, are an anomaly in the shape of the breast. This genetic condition is characterized by a tight and narrow base in the breast and a high fold, which makes the breasts appear elongated. If you are worried about their shape you may have tuberous breasts.
Tuberous sinuses are very common but can vary greatly in the degree of severity or deformation with respect to what is considered normal breasts. In the mild form, it could be characterized by a high crease below the chest and a short distance between the nipple and the crease under the breast. The most severe cases are characterized by a tightness in the lower part of the breast and an elongated shape of the breast, as well as a herniation of the areola ( the brown area around the nipple).
The candidates for tuberous breast surgery.
If you think you suffer from constricted breasts, you have probably noticed it in childhood. Often, young women who grow up realize that their breasts do not look like other women breast. If you feel this, but you are not sure what is wrong, it can be a problematic time. Tuberous breasts may have caused embarrassment on occasion.
The correction of the tuberous breast may be appropriate for you if you have the following characteristics:
- The elongated shape of the chest.
- The base of the breast is narrower than normal.
- High fold inframammary: the fold under the chest is very high.
- The areola has become a little wider and more vaulted.
- Asymmetry: one breast is more tubular than the other.
The first visit with the surgeon.
If you are worried that your breasts are not developing in the right way, we want to assure you that it is a very common condition and that it can be treated easily through an operation of cosmetic surgery with a surgeon specialized in this procedure.
We advise you to talk with your family and friends and then come to our doctor to advise you if you really have tuberous breasts and see what your treatment options are.
Characteristics of tuberous breast surgery.
The main characteristics of this surgical procedure are the following:
The results of the intervention.
The combination of a breast implant or a tissue expander to enlarge the base and tighten the skin will give a really nice change to the volume and shape of your bust. The main benefits that our previous patients have found are:
- An increase in self-esteem and confidence in the body.
- The clothes fit you better and you do not have to worry about using padded bras.
- You start to feel ‘normal’.
When the tuberous sinuses are corrected by a combination of breast implants, tissue expanders or nipple correction surgery, the results are permanent. However, the appearance of your breasts can change if you change your weight, or you get pregnant and breastfeeding. These changes would also occur in non-tubular sinuses and cannot be predicted in the final analysis.
The postoperative and recovery of the intervention.
Recovery after tuberous breast surgery is usually quite fast. If you undergo a simple breast implant procedure, you will need a night in the hospital and if you need a tissue expansion operation, you should return regularly for your surgeon to insert the salt water into the implants. Most people do not feel much discomfort after this procedure and any discomfort they experience is easily controlled with medications such as paracetamol.
The type of healing will depend on the type of surgery you have had to correct your tuberous sinuses. If you have a simple breast implant procedure, the scar will usually be in the crease under the breast. If you need surgery on the nipple, this will involve a thin scar around it. In both cases, the scars will remain slightly red for a few months after surgery and will later fade.
- In the postoperative period of the operation of tubular or tuberous breasts, dressings or bandages will be applied in their incisions and a support garment can be used to minimize swelling.
- We can temporarily put a small, thin tube to drain blood or fluid that may accumulate.
- You will be instructed how to care for wounds and scars, as well as medications to mitigate pain, help to heal and reduce the potential for infection.
- Surgical incisions should not undergo movement or tension. We will indicate the rest patterns to follow.
While each patient’s healing process is unique, most patients feel ready to return to work a few days after surgery.
Request an appointment for your query about tuberous breasts.
Remember that the first appointment is free and sometimes it is much more effective to speak personally with the doctor. Call us or make an appointment at our clinics in Valencia or Gandia and we will assist you with total confidence, without commitment and under the strictest confidentiality. And if you prefer, we’ll call you.
Dr. Julio Puig has extensive experience in the most innovative surgical techniques so that the care process is the safest and most appropriate for each patient./p>
The interventions of Plastic Surgery of breasts in which you can be interested and realized in the cosmetic surgery clinics of the plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Puig, are: