Tuberous breasts is a malformation that does not manifest until puberty. When the mammary gland begins to grow, the presence of a fibrous ring at the end of the areola-nipple complex becomes clear. This impedes normal breast tissue development which herniates around the weakest point – the areola.

How to treat tubular breasts

Surgery is the only option to treat tubular breasts. There are many techniques for correcting this malformation. The surgery plan should be discussed with the patient in order to address all the malformed aspects which are not uniform from patient to patient. The breasts or breast (because the malformation can occur alone or in both breasts) often appear elongated with a very narrow base, often undersized in volume and drooping with excessively large areolas. The surgeon will perform an incision around the areola, isolate the mammary gland, detach it and then elongate it. A cohesive silicone gel implant will then be inserted with the aim of increasing mammary volume given the need for the gland to grow and give it a natural appearance without constrictions. If necessary, the dimensions of the areola will also be corrected. The stitches do not leave visible scars.

Post-operative recovery

Containment dressings will be applied to the patient, removed after a week then replaced by a contaiment bra which should be worn for a month. The patient can resume normal life after a week with the exception of strenuous activities. The results are natural-looking and permanent.