What Women Should Know About Tuberous Breasts

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Do you feel that your breasts look underdeveloped or slightly different from other women? If you’re wondering why your breasts don’t look that full and womanly compared to others, we might have the answer for you. You might have a somewhat common condition known as tuberous or tubular breasts deformity.

What Exactly are Tuberous Breasts?

Tuberous breasts are more common than you think, and it’s a breast development condition that usually occurs in women in which breasts don’t properly develop during the early stages of puberty, explains Dr. Steven Warnock, a prominent plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City. It is also typically undiagnosed because most women don’t seek advice about it or just don’t care. Tuberous or underdeveloped breasts could negatively impact the look and feel of the entire breast and nipple complex. The condition could be mild or severe and could occur in just one or both of your breasts.

Plenty of women are not aware that they have tuberous breasts. While some women might have observed that the shape of their breasts is irregular, they’re probably unaware that the cause is due to an underlying condition or why and how they have it. If you’re not sure whether or not you have tuberous breasts, below are common signs that might indicate you do:

  • Significantly puffy and large areolas
  • The upper breast pole or upper half of your breast look flat or deflated
  • Breast tissues seem to project more going towards the nipples
  • Your breasts look small and unevenly developed
  • Your breasts look triangular and saggy
  • You have nipples that point inwards or downwards
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What You Could Do About Tuberous Breasts

The only way to correct tuberous breasts is through breast augmentation. However, it’s crucial to note that there are significant differences between tuberous breast augmentation and regular breast augmentation. It isn’t as simple as placing a breast implant inside the breast pocket because your surgeon would have to make internal scoring to release the constricted tissue and inflate the breast’s width. Otherwise, merely inserting the implant, as is the norm with regular breast augmentation, would result in breasts that still look tuberous, only bigger.

With this in mind, if you’re looking to minimize or correct the appearance of your tuberous breasts, find a plastic surgeon with ample experience on tuberous breast correction to get the best possible results.