Repairing Tubular Breasts
If you’re a baby boomer like me, you might remember exclaiming excitement through the word tubular. I know this word was once, or maybe still is, a part of many of your vernaculars — even if you aren’t a surfer dude. You may be surprised, I know I was, to learn this word shows up in many a medical book too.
Needless to say, if you are a woman who’s accustomed to this word medically, it takes on a much different meaning.
Women with small and narrow breasts that have large, pointed nipples and areolas have a condition known as Tubular Breasts. The breasts are usually far apart, typically sag — even at a very young age, and can occasionally be asymmetrical.
Tubular Breasts form during puberty. The tissue that gives women nicely-formed, cone-shaped breasts doesn’t fully develop. The term tubular in this case clearly does not mean awesome, but comes from the tube-like appearance of the breasts.
Many women become so embarrassed by this condition that they’ll even refuse to remove their bras when they come into the office. Please know that this condition is not strange or weird. This is not a condition where one’s physical well-being suffers, but rather a condition that results in the deflation of confidence. Many women suffer from this condition and are just as perplexed as to how they can attain the body they want and deserve.
Tubular breasts can be treated through plastic surgery, which includes breast implants and tissue expansion methods. Seventy to 80% of the time, Tubular Breasts can be corrected without scars on the front of the breast by doing a breast augmentation. Special work is done to improve the roundness of the lower pole of the breast. This along with how we manage the patient post operatively is the key to our success.
The results will be totally tubular … and this time we do mean awesome!