Tubular or tuberous breasts are a congenital abnormality caused by a narrow breast base that constricts breast tissue development during puberty. Instead of growing into a round, natural breast shape, tubular breasts grow in a more elongated, oval shape. Breast augmentation is a permanent solution to tubular breasts that reshapes and resizes your chest for a more feminine look.
Symptoms of Tubular Breasts
Tubular breasts are a benign condition that can affect one or both of your breasts. Tubular breasts are characterized by their appearance, which can include:
- Abnormally small or narrow breasts
- Breasts that are oval, pointed or triangular in shape
- Excessively droopy or elongated breasts
- A large gap between breasts
- Prominent, puffy nipples or areolas
- Tight breast skin beneath the nipples
- Nipples that point inward or downward
- Significantly asymmetrical breasts
The condition can range from mild to severe depending on how your symptoms manifest.
Breast Augmentation for Tubular Breasts
Many women attempt to hide tubular breasts underneath excessive bra padding or bra inserts. Tubular breast augmentation can give you the rounder, fuller and shapelier breasts you desire.
Tubular breast augmentation can be performed as a single procedure or in a two-step process. The severity of your symptoms will determine what treatment method Dr. Kleto uses.
As a single procedure, Dr. Kleto will make targeted incisions to release your constricted breast tissue and round out the base of your breasts. He will then insert your implant and close up the surgical site.
If you have breasts that are significantly different from one another, Dr. Kleto may recommend a two-step approach. After he releases your constricted breast tissue, he will then insert a tissue expander to prepare your breasts for implants.
During the second procedure, Dr. Kleto will remove the tissue expander and replace it with your permanent implants. If your nipples or areolas have been affected by your tubular breasts, you may choose to have additional procedures to correct their appearance performed at this time.
Since tubular breasts can cause excessive drooping, Dr. Kleto may recommend tubular breast augmentation with a breast lift in some cases.
Candidates for Breast Augmentation
While tubular breasts are not harmful to your health, they can affect your confidence and self-esteem. If you feel self-conscious in your clothes or in front of a significant other, breast augmentation can help you feel sexy and beautiful once more.
Breast augmentation is not recommended for everyone, but you’re likely a good candidate if you have tubular breasts and meet the following criteria:
- You’re at least 18 years of age (for saline breast implants) or 22 years of age (for silicone breast implants)
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- You’re in good overall health and at a stable weight
- You do not smoke
- You do not have any infections, illnesses or pre-cancerous symptoms
During your initial consultation, Dr. Kleto will ask about your medical history to determine if breast augmentation can help treat your tubular breasts.
Tubular Breast Augmentation in Knoxville, TN
To learn more about tubular breast augmentation and to schedule a consultation, call 877-907-0747. Dr. Kleto serves patients in Knoxville, Sevierville and Knox County, Tennessee.