What is Asymmetric Tuberous Breast - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Asymmetric Tuberous Breast

For many women, breasts are a defining aspect of their femininity. This is why the size and shape of a woman’s breasts play a role in a woman’s confidence in their body image and feelings of self-esteem. But what if you have asymmetric tuberous breasts, and you are not happy with your asymmetric breasts?

In that case, you can opt to correct your tuberous breasts with breast surgery. Breast augmentation and breast reduction are common surgical procedures that can help improve or reshape the breasts of a woman according to her preference and perception.

But before we learn more about this treatment method, let’s focus on what tuberous breasts mean.

What Are Tuberous Breasts?

Asymmetric Tuberous Breast Treatment Before After

Tuberous breasts, also known as tubular breasts or tubular breast deformity, is a condition in which the breasts of a woman are misshapen by a congenital abnormality. This restricts the normal development of the breasts during puberty. These breasts are characterized by having not enough skin or fullness under the areola. It also consists of a large, prominent, or outward-protruding areola with downward-pointing or drooping nipples.

Tuberous breasts can also occur with asymmetry. These conditions can affect either one or both breasts. If both breasts are affected, then the patient might also notice an unusually wide space between the breasts. There might also be deficiencies in breast tissue and the skin covering the breast.

Because of the fact that there is a wide range of symptoms of this condition, if you suspect that you have tuberous breasts, you should directly speak with a plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon can help diagnose and provide treatment for the condition.

The Cause Of Tuberous Breasts

The Cause Of Tuberous Breasts

According to medical experts, the exact cause of tuberous breasts is not identified. However, it is believed to be caused by a congenital defect, which refers to a condition that a baby is born with, which is why this condition cannot be diagnosed until puberty when the breasts begin to develop.

This condition is not genetic, as a mother’s tubular breasts serve no indication that the child will have tubular breasts as well. The condition also has no effect on fertility, but it can make breastfeeding difficult due to the size and shape of the breasts. Milk production might also be compromised. It is important to note that tubular breasts are not physically threatening. But this condition can take a major toll on a woman’s self-confidence.

Women who suffer from tubular breasts also tend to have asymmetric breasts. This condition refers to a difference between the breasts in terms of size, volume, position, or form. This condition might happen due to water retention or additional blood flow to one breast, which causes it to become enlarged during ovulation. If this is the cause for the condition, then the breasts will shrink and retain more water depending on the menstrual cycle of the woman. Other causes of asymmetric breasts are:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Traumatic injuries to the breast bud at a young age
  • Underlying, non-cancerous fibroids
  • An underlying medical or skeletal condition like scoliosis

The Procedure For Correcting Tubular And Asymmetric Breasts

If you are suffering from asymmetric tubular breasts, the first step is to book a consultation with your medical expert. Discuss the type of final results you want from the surgery, and don’t shy away from sharing your complete medical history with the doctor.

Depending on the type of final results wanted, the procedure for correcting the condition can vary. A few common steps that plastic surgeons follow to correct asymmetric tubular breasts are:

  • A small incision is made in the lower part of the breast
  • Any constricted tissue found will be corrected to allow space for the insertion of an implant
  • A new lower breast fold and the glandular flap are formed to create an appropriate shape
  • Depending on the results desired, an implant will be inserted or breast reduction will be performed to sculpt the breast tissue to the desired shape and size

If you are not sure about the exact procedure and wish to know more, contact Dr. Amit Gupta at Divine Cosmetic Surgery to discuss the type of results you wish to achieve.

What Does Post-Operative Recovery Look Like?

After the surgery is done, the patient can expect a bit of swelling and lumpiness. This is normal and will go away with time. The patient should rest after the surgery and take the prescribed medications on time.

Within a few days, the patient should be able to walk around and perform low-stress, sedentary work. It is recommended that one should avoid any strenuous physical activities for several weeks. This is done to ensure improvement over time. The complete recovery can take around 2 months.

Why Get Your Asymmetric Tuberous Breast Corrected At Divine Cosmetic Surgery?

The treatment of an asymmetric tuberous breast is a delicate and highly-personalized plastic surgery procedure. This is why one must only get this surgery done by a qualified, experienced, and skilled plastic surgeon who understands the needs of the patient and can help her achieve the final results desired.

Dr. Amit Gupta is one such plastic surgeon in India who goes to great lengths to ensure that his patients always get the best possible treatments. Dr. Amit Gupta has 20+ years of experience and he is known as India’s most trusted plastic surgeon who also mentors young plastic surgeons to provide more patients with the results that they need.

If you wish to learn about how you can get treatment for your asymmetric tuberous breasts, then book a consultation with Dr. Amit Gupta today!