Tubular Breast Deformity Correction

Tuberous breasts are a congenital deformity that results in elongated, uneven breast shapes. Corrective surgery creates a more rounded, symmetrical breast appearance for an instant confidence boost.

Is Tubular Breast  Correction right for you ?

Pre and Post Operative Instructions

Women in generally good health with any of the following concerns may be good candidates for tuberous breast correction:

Breasts with a conical shape

Narrow or constricted breast base

Flat top half of the breast

Unusually wide spacing between the breasts

Enlarged, puffy areolas

A substantial difference between the breasts in shape, size, or positioning

What Are Tuberous Breasts?

Tuberous breasts are a congenital deformity where the breast shape and areola are distorted due to incomplete development during puberty. It’s caused by a tightening or lack of skin tissue around the breast, preventing growth and causing a wide set, elongated, pointy appearance with high breast folds and enlarged, puffy areolas. This condition ranges in severity from mild to significant and can affect one or both breasts.

What to Expect: Tubular Breast Correction Surgery

Tubular breast correction will differ significantly depending on the needs and goals of the individual patient. Correction typically involves surgery with breast implant placement in one or both breasts. Sometimes, an expander is placed into the breast before surgery to create enough space to accommodate an implant. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will perform an extensive exam to help determine the procedure that will be most effective for you.

While many surgeons only offer breast augmentation with implants to patients with tuberous breasts, surgeons at Barrett Plastic Surgery focus on understanding the anatomy and type of tissue or skin deficit in the specific patient. Precise breast release is performed based on this knowledge, creating a more rounded, natural-looking shape. 

Some corrections can be performed under local anesthesia, while others require general anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions will be placed on one or both breasts, as discussed during your consultation. Learn more about breast augmentation procedures here. In addition to the implant placement, adjustment of the nipple and areola may be performed to create a natural, proportionate appearance. 

After surgery

It is normal to experience soreness and swelling for the first two weeks following your double bubble correction. Pain relievers and cold compresses are typically used to ease these side effects during the early phase of the recovery process. Some revisions require extensive pocket repair that involves using specialized bras.

Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.

Initial Healing Period
1 week
Final Results
6 months