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Plastic surgeons explain to their patients that tubular malformation of the breast comes in many forms. The condition known as tuberous breasts or tubular breasts describes when the breast is constricted at the base and many times has herniated tissue pushing against the areola, causing it to bulge and enlarge. The breasts themselves typically appear small and may be spaced widely apart. Patients sometimes call them “snoopy breasts” or “triangle breasts.” Fortunately, for those who want it, tuberous breast repair is possible at Los Angeles’ Sunset Cosmetic Surgery.
For best results, patients should seek out a doctor with knowledge of the condition and experience in correcting it. Proper tuberous breast repair is not merely using implants to make small breasts larger. The procedure involves specific techniques designed to address the condition, which is congenital—meaning it started at birth. Tubular breasts range in severity, so every case is unique.
Despite individual variations, all tubular malformations that would prompt tuberous breast repair tend to share certain common features, including:
Women seeking tuberous breast repair typically choose plastic surgery to bring the size and shape of their breasts into balance. Creating balance and symmetry can enhance the appearance of the breasts tremendously.
In correcting this problem, the plastic surgeon performing tuberous breast repair can usually confine the incision to around the nipple, keeping any resulting marks inconspicuous. Internal incisions are often used to release the tight breast tissue and create a space for an implant, which rounds out the lower breast (inframammary) crease, and helps to correct the puffy, enlarged areolae. Drains are not usually necessary, and this procedure can be combined with other procedures in most cases.
The cosmetic surgeon will explain any necessary post-procedure recovery instructions and detail aftercare to encourage proper healing and ideal results.