At puberty, most men and women are ashamed to talk about their changing bodies, especially if they start to notice anything that may be abnormal. When it comes to our mental sanity about our bodies, all women have wished they could change something – often times the first thing women want to change is their breasts. Most women think their breasts are either too small, not perky enough, too saggy, the nipples are too big or breasts just look asymmetrical. However, most people are unaware of the fact that some of these traits are symptoms of structural abnormality during the growth of your breasts called tuberous breasts.

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When your breasts are developing there is a stymie and the breasts are unable to develop normally and fully. The exact cause of tuberous breasts is unclear, however, a study done on the cells of breasts in men and women with tubular breasts suggest that it is due to a genetic link in collagen deposition. The actual number of tubular breast cases is unknown because every patient does not seek help for correcting this issue, however, 5% of breast augmentation patients come in to treat this condition.

Tuberous breasts most often appear underdeveloped, not simply small, however, the appearance can range from mild to severe. Typical characteristics of tubular breasts are enlarged/ puffy areola, unusually wide spacing between the breasts, minimal breast tissue, sagging, higher than normal breast fold and narrow base at the chest wall.

Most tubular breast patients in New York don’t know that  the condition can affect the ability of women to breastfeed because the glands that produce milk are not developed enough to produce breast milk. The psychological effects of this condition can lead to psychosexual problems and abnormal social behavior. If you would like to learn more about tuberous breast surgery contact a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery.