What are tubular breasts?

Tubular breasts are a condition that can occur in one or both breasts during breast development in women and typically form a ‘cone-like’ shape with enlarged or puffy areolas. There is minimal breast tissue in the lower pole of the breast and the breasts can appear to have wide spacing in the cleavage. 

During puberty, which typically occurs between 10 and 15-years-old, when breasts begin to develop, some women experience abnormal development. Excess tissue forms in the areola (the skin around the nipple) and irregular development occurs affecting the shape and size of the breasts.

Tubular breasts can range from mild to severe, it’s important to note that no tubular breast is the same, and patients can present with one or multiple characteristics including:  

  1. Enlarged or puffy areolas 
  2. Minimal breast tissue in the lower pole of the breasts 
  3. Unusually wide spacing between the breasts 
  4. Cone-like shape to the breasts 
  5. Sagging of the breasts 
  6. Asymmetry 
  7. A high breast fold 
  8. Narrow base at the chest wall

Tubular breast correction is a popular procedure for women who are looking to correct the shape and size of their tubular breasts. Depending on the complexity of the patient’s tubular breasts, a breast enlargement, can typically correct the shape of the breasts whilst enhancing the size and creating a larger more rounded breast. 

However, in some cases a breast enlargement will be combined with a nipple lift, nipple reductions or uplift to correct the shape of the breast and nipple and achieve the patient’s desired outcome.  

During a free consultation with one of our expert surgeons, you can discuss your cosmetic surgery desires and your surgeon will examine your breasts to assess their physical requirements and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Each breast will be treated as a separate procedure and some patients may require a combination of procedures or different implant sizes. 

To book a free consultation today please call 0161 394 0045 or use our online enquiry form.

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