What is a breast deformity?
Just so, what causes breast deformity?
“Tubular breasts” is the name of a condition caused by breast tissue not proliferating properly during puberty. The condition is also called tuberous breasts or breast hypoplasia. While not extremely common, tubular breasts cannot be considered rare because many women don't seek treatment.
Beside above, can tubular breasts be fixed? The good news is that the condition can be fixed through a procedure known as tubular breast augmentation. For example, some patients may only require breast implants, while others may need both implants and a mastopexy (breast lift). Tuberous breast correction is similar to standard breast augmentation surgery.
Herein, how can you tell if you have tubular breasts?
Essentially, you MAY have tuberous breasts IF:
- your breasts look pointed or narrow instead of teardrop shaped or rounded.
- your nipples look out of balance with your breast mound, which looks under developed.
- your nipples point in an unusual direction (drooping or diagonal sagging on otherwise firm skin)
How common is tubular breast?
There are no official statistics on the prevalence of the condition among the general population, but a 2016 study published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicated that about 50% of women seeking breast augmentation present with it in some form.