Tuberous breasts

Written by: Dr. Oscar Junco
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The breasts present, sometimes, disproportionate differences of form and volume Are tuberous breasts? If they are, they have a solution.

Tuberous breasts are a type of hypoplastic breasts that besides being small have a particular shape. They are known as tubular breasts, tuberous breasts, caprine breasts or constricted breasts. Tuberous breasts are a type of malformation that affects women in their adolescent stage causing psychological disorders when one or both breasts have a high degree of deformity.

Many women with tuberous breasts feel self-conscious and suffer insecurity when doing daily activities, such as going to the gym, sunbathing, in privacy ...

The previous examination is essential, the most important thing is a good diagnosis and especially to differentiate the tuberous breasts from the normal breasts , for later and individually to apply the ideal treatment, since a breast enlargement without taking into account its shape can aggravate the malformation

How are the Tuberous Mamas?

  1. Tuberous breasts have a small size.
  2. Almost the entire gland is lodged behind the areola.
  3. The areola of tuberous breasts is characterized by an exaggerated and protuberant diameter.
  4. Lack of development of the lower pole of the breast, leaving a high submammary groove.
  5. Tuberous breasts are elongated, more separated than normal.
  6. Tuberous breasts are generally seen as asymmetrical breasts.

How are tuberous breasts treated?

It is not enough with the introduction of a prosthesis to treat tuberous breasts. The surgery should reduce the size of the areola, leaving a single scar around it. Internally, the gland must be remodeled to allow its expansion both vertically and horizontally.

In a single surgery the shape of the gland changes, having a small breast but in a normal way and that's when a prosthesis can be inserted, to finish shaping the shape and adjust the size.

The tuberous breast intervention lasts less than two hours, is performed under general anesthesia and requires admission to the clinic for 24 hours.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Oscar Junco

By Dr. Oscar Junco
Plastic surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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