Tuberous (Tubular) Breasts
Anaesthesia:general anaesthesia or local with sedation
Back To Work:outpatient or (in-patient) 1 night
Hospitalisation:2-4 weeks depending on job type
Tuberous Breast Correction
Breasts can sometimes be affected by a congenital breast anomaly, known as tuberous breasts, which develops during puberty. Tuberous breasts can be corrected with a range of highly individualised techniques such as reconstructing a new breast mound or with breast implants. Reconstructive surgery to correct tuberous breast is a combination of procedures, such as breast implant surgery combined with a breast uplift.
Below we answer the questions that are posed to us most frequently during consultations for the cosmetic reconstruction of tubular breasts.
What are tuberous breasts?
Tuberous breasts are a result of congenital breast malformations which may occur during puberty. Tissue malformation at the base of the breast, prevents healthy development. A cylindrical shape (similar to a tube) and excessively large areola are the main characteristics of tuberous breasts, which may vary in shape and size.
What does tuberous breast correction with implants involve?
Tubular breasts can be corrected in one operating session with breast implants to restore a natural-looking breast shape, in addition to plastic reconstructive surgery to remodel breast tissue and repair the constricted base of the breast.
What about the scars ?
Scarring is similar to routine breast-implant or breast-lift surgery and varies in each patient. This procedure can leave a small scar visible in the lower part of the nipple, or a more extensive incision line similar to an inverted ‘T’ shape, depending on the technique applied.
How long does the procedure take? What type of anaesthesia is required?
Generally, the surgery takes between one and three hours and performed with a general anaesthetic.
Is it possible to breastfeed after corrective surgery?
Women who wish to breastfeed in the future may usually do so following a sufficient recovery period.