Correction of Tuberous Breast

Published August 17, 2014

Correction of Tuberous Breast

Do you have tuberous breasts that you think could be corrected with surgery? A number of women interested in tubular breast surgery do want the procedure but are uncertain about whether a surgical operation would be worth it.

Tuberous breast occurs when the base of the breast is smaller than normal and causes the breast tissue to constrict forward hindering its normal development. Women affected by tuberous breast often have oversize areolas (nipples) as well. Wanting to change this appearance is understandable, and many women undergo corrective surgery to address these issues.

What can tubular breast surgery do for you?

In many cases, a Tuberous breast correction can be complex and involves a lot more than the use of breast implants. A breast surgeon would have to create delicate incisions in order to alleviate the constriction of the breast tissue while expanding the base of the breast. The breast pocket would also typically require enlargement in order to fit the breast implant.

The procedure is not a medical necessity, as tuberous breasts usually don’t affect a person’s health. However if the condition is causing you great distress, know that there is certainly something that you can do about it.

If you’re concerned about the look of your tuberous breast condition, a consultation with Dr Tavakoli will allow you to get personalised advice. Get in contact with our team to book your consultation with a qualified breast surgeon.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.