Tubular Breast Correction Surgery: “Tubular Boobs”
Tubular breast deformity, also known as “tubular boobs”, tuberous or constricted breasts, is when the breasts develop abnormally, taking on a cylindrical or tube-like shape. Characteristics include a narrow base and a protrusion of breast tissue into the areola. With this, the nipple and areola become enlarged from the dense fibrous tissue. In some cases, this can cause the nipple to point downward, causing ptosis of the breasts. Individuals can experience the deformity in various ways, and it can affect one or both breasts. Dallas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Solomon Azouz offers personalized treatment plans for correcting tubular breast deformity after understanding each patient’s unique goals.
Am I a candidate for tubular breast correction surgery? How do I know if I have tubular boobs?
Candidates for correction of tubular breast deformity are women who have dense fibrous tissue that developed during puberty under and around the nipple/areola, giving their breasts a long and narrow appearance. Dr. Solomon and David Azouz are experts in correcting “tubular boobs” or tuberous breast deformity. They have both treated and diagnosed thousands of patients with tuberous breasts.
Tubular Breast Correction Surgery Benefits
The benefits of cosmetic breast surgery are both physiological and psychological. Beyond just improving the breasts’ outward appearance, patients frequently report feeling more confident about their bodies. The goal of the procedure is to achieve more natural-looking breast symmetry and contour.
What to expect from a Tubular Breast Correction Surgery?
To correct tubular breast deformity, Dr. Azouz recommends a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation will help fill out the upper part of your breast, giving you a more feminine and symmetrical look. Dr. Azouz uses both silicone and saline implants in a multitude of sizes. Some patients will also require nipple-areola reduction surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Azouz will discuss different surgical options that will create your aesthetic goals.
A combination of techniques, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and areola reduction, are commonly used to treat tubular breast deformity. Dr. Azouz uses customized methods to treat the unique characteristics of each patient.
- Breast augmentation is the process of enhancing the breasts’ size and shape with implants.
- Implants are frequently used to treat the narrow base and lack of fullness in the lower pole of the breast.
- Azouz carefully considers physical characteristics as well as the patient’s desired outcome when choosing the right implant size and type.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) for” tubular boobs”:
- A breast lift is often performed to treat breast drooping or sagging.
- In order to reposition the nipple-areola complex in a more aesthetically pleasing position, Dr. Azouz lifts and reshapes the breast tissue.
- This method aids in creating a breast contour that appears more youthful and natural.
- Because the breast tissue is constricted, enlarged areolas are a common feature of tubular breasts.
- To bring the areolas into proportion with the newly improved breast shape, Dr. Azouz often performs nipple-areola reduction.
- This procedure helps to achieve a harmonious and balanced breast appearance.
Anesthesia during a Tubular Breast Correction Surgery
In most cases, Dr. Azouz uses sedation with local anesthesia to help control pain during and after tubular breast surgery. This allows for a quicker postoperative recovery and minimizes the risk of nausea which is usually a side effect of general anesthesia. During every surgical procedure, Dr. Azouz prioritizes the comfort and safety of his patients.
Recovery from Tubular Breast Correction Surgery
Following surgery, recovery entails a period of rest and limited activity. Patients may experience bruising, swelling, and some discomfort immediately after the procedure, but these eventually subside. To guarantee a quick successful recovery, Dr. Azouz will advise on post-operative instructions during your routine follow-up appointments. After undergoing correction of tubular breast deformity with a breast augmentation, you will want to limit activities and rest for the first few days after surgery. Most patients can return to light desk duties such as computer work within the first few days of surgery. More strenuous activities will gradually be incorporated back into your daily routine in the following weeks with the guidance of Dr. Azouz
Combination of Tubular Breast Correction Surgery with Other Procedures
There are many other plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Azouz can perform in combination with your correction of tubular breast deformity procedure. Dr. Azouz will customize the treatment plan to meet the personalized goals of each patient. A few of these combination surgeries include:
- Breast lift
- Nipple/areolar reduction
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
- Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Ear surgery (Otoplasty)
Tubular Breast Correction Surgery cost
The cost of correcting tubular breast deformity is based on factors such as the extent of the procedure and which surgical option you choose and varies greatly. Patients can obtain a personalized quote from Dr. Azouz during their consultation, which includes surgical fees, anesthesia costs, and facility expenses.
Tubular Breast Correction Surgery Results
After tubular breast correction many patients note an increase in confidence with their fuller and symmetric breasts. Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz specializes in treating tubular breast deformity with tailored, comprehensive surgical procedures that give patients the chance to attain results that are both aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking. After surgery, many women feel confident with their fuller and symmetrical breasts. Many patients report being able to wear a greater variety of clothing options including bras and bathing suits.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz
If you are bothered by tubular breast deformity, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz in Dallas. Dr. Azouz offers virtual appointments for patients who are considering traveling to Dallas for plastic surgery. Call the office at (972) 702-8888 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your breasts are more of an oval than a round shape. In some patients that also may be a droopy look to the breast. During your consultation with Dr. Azouz, he will do a physical exam which can confirm tubular breast deformity.
The direct cause of tubular breast deformity is unknown. However, it is thought to occur as a result of a combination of genetics and hormone changes. It is not usually noticed until puberty.
There are few surgical options for female patients with tubular breast deformity. The reshaping of tubular breast can be done with or without breast implants (breast augmentation). During your consultation, Dr. Azouz will review the surgical options that best achieve your cosmetic goals.