Tuberous or tubular breast is a malformation that can affect one or both breasts. It is characterised by the under-development of breast tissue in the lower portion of the breast, and narrow base at the chest wall. No known cause has been identified but is a malformation that can psychologically affect the patient.
Diagnosis of tuberous breast
Before performing a surgical procedure, it is important to correctly diagnose the malformation.
The tubular breast usually presents in one or more of these ways:
- Insufficient development of breast tissue in the lower part of the breast
- Narrowing of the sub-mammary sulcus
- Stretching of the nipple and areola
- Herniation of the breast gland through the skin of the areola if the dermis is thin
- Tubular shape of the breast
Tuberous breast surgery
In order to properly treat the tuberous breast, it is important to know what the ideal breast mass/size from an aesthetic point of view, as well as to specifically address the morphological problems of the breast deformity.
- The sub-mammary sulcus will be rebuilt at first, lowering it and repositioning it, so that the lower quadrants can be filled, which in this type of breast are always deficient.
- Treatment of the mammary gland must be performed by making sections in it so that it can expand once the implant is placed.
- Finally, all the signs of the tubular form of the areola and nipple area will have to be eliminated.