Tuberous Breast

We speak of a tuberous breast when there is a congenital deformation of the breast with a conical shape and/or with a deformed areola in the same shape.

It is during puberty that a woman notices that the development of her breast is taking on a tubular shape instead of the round shape. This deformity can occur in a symmetrical way (in both breasts) or in an asymmetrical way (only in one breast).

But why does it happen?
The mammary gland is lined by a fibrous tissue structure – called fascia – which, if it is very rigid, prevents the natural development of the mammary gland, causing its growth to occur only in the direction of the areola, widening it.

This shape alteration can be smooth or very marked, but does not bring any type of complications to the patient’s health. Still, this format can affect a woman psychologically since it does not follow conventional standards of beauty.

How to correct?
The technique used will depend on how severe your case is.

In order to correct the size of the areola, eliminate the fibrous tissue and, in some cases, lift the breast, it is necessary to use Mastopexy techniques. Together with this technique, it is often necessary to place a breast implant so that there is a complete correction of its format and a natural result is obtained.

Surgical time: 90 minutes


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Frequently Asked Questions

Before any procedure is carried out, an assessment appointment should be scheduled. It is at this moment that, according to your needs and objectives, you will be presented with a personalised treatment plan appropriate to your situation, and where you can clarify all your doubts in order to move forward in an informed and conscious manner.

You can book your appointment here.

Due to the highly personalized follow-up policy that our team offers (24h/per day), you will have to stay in Portugal for a period of 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the surgery performed.

The performance of tests (analysis, x-ray, ultrasound, among others) will depend on the surgical intervention to be performed.

It is possible to have a consultation by video call. You can schedule your consultation here.

Fundamentally, before any surgical procedure it is necessary to adopt universal measures such as control of known diseases, balanced diet, weight maintenance and stop smoking. The care that follows will be personalised according to the surgery to be performed.

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