Tuberous breast correction surgery requires a specialist approach, combining a number of augmentation practices and special techniques to create a fuller, rounder shape. Surgery involves the manipulation of tissue and skin to create more space in the breast pocket, and the insertion of implants to provide shape and additional volume.
Tuberous breast, also referred to as tubular breasts, pointy boobs and snoopy breasts, occurs during puberty, when the breast fails to develop fully and the glands stop growing. The result is a lack of tissue at the base of the breast and a high crease, therefore excess tissue is squeezed towards the nipple area. This creates a droopy, elongated shape, with excessive volume around the nipple. Asymmetry is also common and can exacerbate the condition.
Corrective surgery is safe, but it’s a specialist procedure that requires experience in the condition. Traditional cosmetic breast surgery is not a satisfactory solution and in some cases only serves to quite literally increase the problem – more volume alone can simply make the condition more apparent.
Many women in the UK live with the condition (about 1-5% of patients coming for breast augmentation), and for many the results of specialist corrective surgery can be life changing; boosting self-confidence and body image, and helping them feel more comfortable in their own skin.