Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
A tubular breast is a constricted tube-shaped breast that is caused by tight bands beneath the skin that prevent the breast gland from growing to a normal breast shape. This can have a devastating impact on the self-image of a young woman who feels she must hide her breasts or pad her bra so that she will look normal.
Correction of tubular breast deformity is a challenging procedure depending upon the severity of the constriction. The following plastic surgery breast procedures can be used:
Yes in experienced hands correction of tubular breast is as safe as breast augmentation or breast lift.
Recovery time is 2 weeks and is similar to that described under breast augmentation and breast lift.
There is discomfort for the first 3-4 days controlled with pain medications.
It usually takes 6 months for the expansion of the constricted tubular breast to occur after breast augmentation alone. If soft tissue expansion is performed a second stage for placement of a breast implant usually happens by 6 months so the final result may take a total of a year for both procedures.
Adding a breast lift can increase the cost for one side, more for both sides. Soft tissue expansion and nipple reconstruction can be much more expensive and every attempt must be made to obtain medical insurance coverage.
Many plastic surgeons are not comfortable with correction of tubular breast deformity. Consult several plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specifically inquire if they’re comfortable during tubular breast correction reconstruction.
The surgeons at Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists are renowned breast surgeons who have helped many women suffering from tubular breast syndrome. If you would like to learn more about this advanced treatment, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Brooke Seckel today.