Arrange a free consultation
Tubular breasts hero image

Tubular Breasts

Tubular breasts can present in one or both breasts and the physical features can range from mild to severe. The condition is common in many women and often goes unidentified due to the lack of knowledge and information around tubular breasts.

Explore Tubular Breasts
  • Implants

    Mentor Implants

  • Recovery Time

    6 weeks

  • Return to Work Icon

    Return To Work

    1 week

  • Time in Theatre

    45 min - 1.5 hours

  • Other Name Icon

    Other Name

    Tuberous

  • Post-Surgery Bra

    6 weeks

Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story
Tubular breasts patient story

What are Tubular Breast?

Historically patients have reached out to the NHS for corrective procedures such as tubular breast correction, but in recent years these procedures are no longer offered as part of funding on the NHS.

Tubular breasts, also known as tuberous breast syndrome, is a condition in which breast tissue doesn’t develop fully during puberty and the mammary glands stop growing, resulting in abnormal development in the shape and size of the breasts. Tubular boobs can occur during puberty, when there is abnormal development in the shape and size of the breasts and early growth is limited. The condition can present itself in one or both breasts and can range from mild to severe. The breast tissue usually forms in the nipple area and there is a lack of breast tissue in the lower pole of the breast, often causing enlarged or puffy areolas and the breasts to form a cone-like shape.

Tubular breasts diagram

What are the Features of Tubular Breasts?

Tubular breast have varying characteristics not just underdeveloped breasts. Tubular breasts can range from mild to severe, typical characteristics include: enlarged or puffy areolas (area around the nipples), unusually wide spacing between the breasts, minimal breast tissue, sagging (ptosis), higher than normal breast fold, asymmetry and narrow base at the chest wall. Every patient's breasts are different, some may only have mild characteristics of tubular breasts and others may have multiple characteristics. 

How can Tubular Breasts be Treated?

Tubular breast correction is a popular procedure in the UK, for patients who are looking to achieve a fuller, more rounded breast shape. It is not uncommon for each breast to be slightly different and may require different procedures and implant sizes. Depending on the severity of the patient’s tubular breast(s), one of our highly skilled surgeons will recommend the best treatment plan for them. 

Our expert tubular breast surgeons will reduce the size of the areola and increase the upper fullness and size of the breasts, often with the use of a breast implant. The aim of tubular breast correction is to reduce the size of enlarged or puffy areolas, increase breast fullness and create a more rounded shape.  

Most patients are recommended a straightforward breast enlargement to improve the appearance of their tuberous breasts. However, in some cases a breast enlargement will be combined with a nipple lift, reduction or mastopexy (uplift) to correct the shape of the breast and nipple and achieve the patient’s desired outcome.  

Tubular breast correction procedures can take between 1-2 hrs and are performed under general anaesthetic. Depending on personal preference and surgeon recommendations, patients have the option to be a day patient or stay overnight to recover in one of our MYA hospitals. 

Are you unsure if you have a form of tubular breasts? Take a look at your amazing before and after images below and arrange your FREE eConsult today! 

Tubular breasts development diagram

What Procedures Treat Tubular Breasts?

Each breast will be treated as a separate procedure and the surgeon may recommend a combination of procedures or two different implant sizes. In severe cases, a two staged surgery is performed, but in most instances it is possible to complete the surgery in one stage. 

  • Breast Enlargement (Breast Augmentation)

  • Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)

  • Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy

  • Breast Augmentation with Modified Mastopexy

  • Nipple Lift

  • Nipple Reduction

How much does Tubular Breast surgery cost?

A tubular breast correction procedure with MYA can cost anywhere from £5,795. Tubular breast procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements, and you will receive a fixed price following your surgeon assessment. At MYA our in-house Funding Solutions Team offer a range of payment options for patients interested in finance. Learn more about your finance options.

MYA Contact Icon

Book a Free Consultation

Take the first step in your MYA journey by having a video eConsult from the convenience of your own home with one of our eConsult advisors.

Before & After


Tubular Breasts

Below is a small selection of some of the tubular breast correction work that our MYA surgeons have performed. See more photos when you attend your initial eConsult. 

You can talk to thousands of our happy patients within our online community.

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 3 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 3 - post-op

After

350cc Implants

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 2 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 2 - post-op

After

350cc Implants

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 1 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 1 - post-op

After

500cc Implants

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 7 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 7 - post-op

After

With nipple lift and 450cc Implants

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 8 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 8 - pre-op

After

With nipple lift and 450cc Implants

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 6 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 6 - post-op

After

350cc Implants

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 5 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 5 - post-op

After

375cc Implants

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 4 - pre-op

Before

Click to Reveal
Tubular breasts patient 4 - post-op

After

400cc Implants

 Please bear in mind that all photos are taken at 6 weeks post-op and scarring will continue to fade up to a year after surgery,

View all Services

Let’s hear from Our patients


Aaliyah

My tubular breast story

What Are Tubular Breasts?

Ask an Expert

See all patient stories

You can talk to thousands of our happy patients within our online community.

MYA Journey Information & FAQs


What are tubular breasts?

Tubular breasts can occur during puberty, when there is abnormal development in the shape and size of the breasts and early growth is limited. The condition can present itself in one or both breasts and can range from mild to severe. The breast tissue usually forms in the nipple area and there is a lack of breast tissue in the lower pole of the breast, often causing enlarged or puffy areolas and the breasts to form a cone-like shape.

What are the signs of tubular breasts?
How can breast surgery fix tubular breasts?
Are MYA implants high quality?
Are breast implants safe?
Can tubular breasts be corrected without implants?
How long will it take to recover from tubular breast correction?
How common are tubular breasts?
What causes tubular breasts?
What happens at a tubular breast eConsult?
What happens during a tubular breast surgeon consultation?
How do I prepare for tubular breast surgery?
What happens on the day of tubular breast surgery?
What happens during tubular breast surgery?
What is tubular breast surgery recovery like?

“We believe that everybody and every body is unique

MYA Cosmetic Surgery

Your Patient Journey With MYA

1
Patient Journey Step 1

Video eConsult

You’ll receive an information pack confirming the time and date of your appointment.

2
Patient Journey Step 2

Surgeon Consultation

Acting as your personal point of contact at all stages of your journey. A pre-operative medical assessment making sure you are fit and healthy ahead of your procedure.

3
Patient Journey Step 3

Nurse Pre-op

A pre-operative medical assessment making sure you are fit and healthy ahead of your procedure.

4
Patient Journey Step 4

Procedure Day

Your procedure at one of the UK’s finest cosmetic surgery hospitals, with the option of an overnight stay in an en suite room including 24 hour room service, satellite TV and breakfast.

5
Patient Journey Step 5

Aftercare Appointments

Our MYA aftercare policy including all post-operative assessments with your surgeon and one of MYA’s qualified nurses.

6
Patient Journey Step 6

You’re Healed!

Our 24 hour emergency helpline manned by our network of nurses, providing you with ongoing support 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

MYA Contact Icon

3 ways to book your consultation with us

Book your consultation with us today in whichever way works best for you.

Two MYA Girls
MYA Patient Portal Mockup

The MYA Patient Portal

MYA are the only cosmetic surgery provider with an online Patient Portal. We’ve created a bespoke product to help our patients access their information whenever they want and to make their journey with us more seamless.

Learn more

Join our community

Across the MYA community with our social media channels, MYA Space Forum and YouTube Channel we share a wide range of MYA stories showcasing not only the physical changes but positive psychological changes that can come with undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Check out our latest Insta posts

🇬🇧 UK’s Leading Breast Specialist 🔞 18+ only 🙋🏽‍♀️ Happiness through Healthcare 💕 #MYAGIRL #MYASelfie #MYAStory

Follow Us

Request a callback

©2022 The website (www.mya.co.uk) is owned and operated by MYA Clinics Ltd, 1 Cardale Park, Beckwith Head Road,, Harrogate, HG3 1RY. Company Registration Number: 10788058