The idea of surgery can be intimidating to people looking to correct tubular breasts. You may have wondered what options were available without surgery. Unfortunately, tubular breasts can not be corrected without some form of surgical procedure. While that may be disheartening, it’s important to understand how surgical treatments like breast augmentation and fat grafting can restore tubular breasts. Understanding these procedures can help you become more comfortable with them and decide what’s right for you.
What Are Tubular Breasts?
Tubular breast, also known as breast hypoplasia, is a condition where the breast tissue doesn’t grow correctly during puberty. This leaves the breast tissue deformed. Tubular breasts are not medically dangerous but do affect appearance and can occasionally cause issues with breastfeeding. Professionals are still not sure what causes tubular breasts, but they know the first signs show during puberty.
Breast augmentation is the leading treatment for tubular breasts. Breast augmentation uses a combination of a breast lift and implants to build and restore the shape of a woman’s breasts. You will work with your provider and discuss your aesthetic goals. Common things to discuss with your surgeon are size, shape, and recovery.
You will be placed under anesthesia during the procedure, so no pain will be felt. Then fat and tissue will be removed to achieve the desired shape. Some skin may be removed, and an implant will be added. Then any incisions will be sutured, and recovery will begin.
Fat grafting is an alternative method for treating tubular breasts without the need for implants. The process is similar to breast augmentation, except fat is removed from another part of your body to be placed inside the breast. A breast lift will still be performed if necessary and similar incisions will be made. The recovery time is also similar. So if the idea of an implant makes you uncomfortable, but you still want to correct your tubular breasts, fat grafting could be for you.
Talking to a Professional
While we hope understanding breast augmentation and fat grafting helped you feel more comfortable, we understand you may still have reservations about tubular breast surgery. Our team at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery understands that reaching our aesthetic goals can be a complex and delicate process.
We make it our mission to ensure you feel comfortable, educated, and at ease with any type of procedure. If you’re still on the fence about having your tubular breasts treated, then contact our Hillcrest Plastic Surgery at 407-999-2585 to talk to us today.