Tuberous breasts

Tuberous breasts

Tuberous breast is an aesthetics anomaly due to a congenital alteration in mammary development caused by constricting bands made of fibrous tissue, which prevent the breast growth and expansion over the entire surface of the chest.
These breasts have a tubular morphology, are more separated from each other, usually have a large areola and present a short lower inferior pole.
Often there is a degree of drop, with asymmetry between both breasts.


Multiple motivations lead a woman to consider breast surgery to improve their image.

Among them:

• Women that are not completely satisfied with the size and/or shape of their breasts due to an alteration in its development.
• Resolve an asymmetry.

First Visit

A personal visit is the first step for any woman who is thinking about a correction of the tuberous breast.

Dr. Saez will ask about your general health and what your expectations are.

From an individualized evaluation Dr. Saez will explain the technique and the results that can be achieved by surgery.


Tuberous breast is one of the biggest challenges in breast surgery.

An accurate diagnosis is essential to correct this anomaly, particularly when the defect is minor.

The main objective of the tuberous breast surgery is to redistribute the breast tissue. The submammary fold is moved to a more anatomical position, usually lower, to obtain a bigger base of implementation and then the mammary glandular tissue is released from the bands that constricts it which allows expansion through all the new breast base, especially in the lower and inner hub. Thanks to this technique a more natural breast shape is achieved. In cases of large areolas, their dimensions can be reduced.

If more volume is wanted, this procedure can be complemented by the introduction of an anatomical mammary prosthesis, gaining projection of the lower pole and further enhancing the natural shape. In the case of breast asymmetry, different sized implants are used in each breast for better results.

Post-op care

Although each person’s recovery is different, it is common to follow the next steps:

After the operation the usual stay at the clinic is 24 hours, thereafter the patient can be discharged.

• It is advisable to rest with the chest slightly lifted. You should not manipulate the bandage.

• The bandage will be removed after 3 or 4 days, and you will have to wear a special bra.
• You must take moderate rest, especially the arms.

• You can progressively start to work and return to normal activity.
• The stitches will be removed (although we don’t usually use visible sutures).

• Inflammation will be reduced and you will start to see the final result more defined.
• You can use an everyday bras.
• You can do more vigorous exercises.


This intervention provides a great improvement in body contouring, giving patients more fulfilment with their new image.

The results achieved are maintained for many years. However, you must remember that your breasts are not immune to the effects of fluctuations in weight or age.

It is advisable to take care of skin by moisturising, and make some physical exercise.