Tubular or tuberous breasts occur when the breasts do not develop properly during puberty. Rather than being round and symmetrical, tubular breasts appear pointy and narrow with a constricted area around the nipple and, often, an enlarged areola. It is common for those who experience this condition to have one breast that is larger than the other.
Though they do not pose a direct threat to your health, tubular breasts can affect your self-esteem and make it difficult to fit into bras and certain clothing. If you are unhappy with your tubular breasts, you have options for enhancing your appearance. Tubular breast surgery in Troy could address your concerns and help you regain your confidence. To discuss your breast surgery options with Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, get in touch with our office.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Tubular Breast Surgery?
Tubular breast surgery is not a typical breast enlargement or enhancement surgery. Rather, this procedure can correct the breast’s shape. This procedure could benefit those who struggle with misshapen breasts and seek to change their appearance and improve their self-esteem.
The first step for any surgical procedure is scheduling an initial consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for surgery. Women under 18 can be eligible for tubular breast correction surgery, as the procedure is performed to correct a deformity rather than solely for aesthetic purposes. However, we advise our patients to wait until their breasts fully develop before plastic surgery. Ideal candidates for tubular breast surgery should also be in good health and not smoke for six weeks before surgery at our Troy office.
How Tubular Breasts Are Corrected
During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. DeLuca-Pytell will help you decide what approach is needed for your tubular breast surgery. You should factor the size, shape, and position of your existing breasts into this decision to get your desired results.
For small breasts with tubular constriction, an implant plus some tissue release internally may be all that is required. For breasts that are also ptotic (droopy), a breast lift will be needed as well. This is most often done as a two-stage procedure to improve symmetry and size.
Your end results will depend on your body type, breast shape, and preferences. Dr. DeLuca-Pytell is experienced with surgical techniques designed to minimize scarring and will provide as much information as possible upfront about what your results will look like.
Recovering From Breast Surgery
After your surgery, you will need somebody to drive you home. You will rest for the first two weeks after the surgery, and Dr. DeLuca-Pytell calls this time “Princess Treatment.” Someone will need to do your meal preparation and housekeeping during this time. You can return to normal activity six weeks after your procedure, and you should be able to return to work or school within one or two weeks. However, everyone has their own timeline for recovering enough to enjoy their own unique lifestyle. It is best to consult an experienced Troy plastic surgeon to learn how a tubular breast surgery procedure could impact your life during recovery.
Learn More About Tubular Breast Surgery From an Experienced Troy Plastic Surgeon
Dr. DeLuca-Pytell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing tubular breast surgery in Troy. She knows what it feels like to be on the other end of the operating table, so she strives to make women feel comfortable and supported throughout the surgical process. Call us to start the journey to a new and better you.