If you’ve lived trough puberty and are unsatsisfied with your breasts that look asimetrical, disproportional or narrow with an imprecise appearance, then it’s time for you to concider some tubular breast operations.
What are tubular breasts?
Tubular breasts represent an inherent deformaty born due to parenchimatose changes in the breasts. Tubular breasts become appearent during puberty and are specified by their cup-like shape, they are asimetrical and are coupled by a minor or major deformety of the rib cage
Characteristics of tubular breasts
Tubular breast are much more common then you might think- so if you have them, you are not alone!
The main charackteristics of tubular breasts are that they are more cone-shaped than round. Elevated inframammary fold, much more than in normal breasts. The distance between the areaola and the inframammary fold is short, thus the tissue of the breast seems like a herniation.
Tubular breasts have an unclearly defined areolar margin-protrubed nipples, with a wide gap between the breasts, They have increased fibrous tissue and poorly developed breast tissue which is concentrated at the base of the breast. When the tubular breasts are large they usualy hang with a narrow base on the rib cage, thus they are also frequently called “Constricted breasts”.
Often there is significant asimetry between the breasts, especially if the condition targets only a single breast.
Cause of tubular breast formation
One cannot say with certanty what causes tubular breast formation. Most often it is connected with genetic malformations so usualy patients, during the anamnesis, give information that their mother or grandmother had the same condition. Also, they can be seen amongst the male population and are thusly linked with the so called gynecomastia phenomenon.
Surgical corrections of tubular breasts
Tubular breasts can be presented as a mild or severe deformaty that women often experience as a physical flaw, due to which they are unsatisfied by their appearance and lose self-confidence. People that have one or both tubular breasts can develop severe anxiety in their friendships and romantic relationships.
Surgical operations of tubular breasts are very complex, usually, they are coupled with various surgical techniques due to unilateral differences. Depending on the size of the tubular breasts and weight of the deformity, they can be fixed with implants, mastopexy with or without augmentation, as well as with rigotomy and fat transfer.
Usually, different techniques are applied to the same patient, because in deformaties like these the breasts are completely different. For example, one breast can be tubular hypoplastic –undeveloped, and the other can be big with large herniations and flaccid.
With undeveloped hypoplastic breasts, we usually work to form new inframammary folds, fibrous tissue is being cut and released and an implant is embedded in the subfacial layer.
With tubular breasts that are flaccid with a constricted nipple that creates herniation of the breast tissue, in dependance with the patients' wishes for size, a periareolar mastopexy can be done with or without implants. Implants are placed in a “dual plane” possition if there is a small amount of subcutaneous fat tissue.
Operations on tubular breasts are done in general anesthesia.
Patients stay in the hospital for one night. The breasts are immobilized with a streacher for a month, and thus all extreme physical activities are forbidden.
Bandaging is done during the first 15 days on the third, seventh and fifteenth day. Edema is present with the possibility of a slight hematoma.
The majority of patients are already able to returne to their jobs and other activities after 7 days.
Definitive results can be expected after a few months.