Tubular breasts are underdeveloped breasts. This is when a woman has
insufficient breast tissue “milk producing cells” inside her breasts.
This will cause her to either have no milk at all or a very low milk
This condition is also called hypoplasia, tubular breast syndrome or tuberous breast.
What do Hypoplastic Breasts Look Like?
- Tuberous breasts are usually flat against the chest wall and often look like empty hanging sacks.
- The nipple and areola area is often swollen (or enlarged) and bulging at the tip.
- Hypoplastic breasts are usually far spaced from each other.
- They often have a tubular appearance to them and are mostly quite small.
- The two breasts are also often not the same size “lopsided“.
Other Signs Associated with Tubular Breasts
- Lack of breast changes during puberty.
- The breasts don’t seem to become larger or engorged during pregnancy.
- There is no engorgement after giving birth.
What Causes Tubular Breast Deformity?
- A lack of progesterone prohibits the growth of the alveoli “milk producing cells”.
- Women with tubular breasts, have been found to produce more milk
with their second or third pregnancies because of the hormones produced
with each that increase growth of milk glands.
Tubular Breast Reconstruction
Hypoplastic tubular breasts can look normal after surgery, but a woman
must then realize that her chances of breastfeeding after surgery are
very slim, since surgery cannot fix hypoplasia internally by adding
glands, it can only fix the outward appearance and during surgery there
is always some glandular tissue that is destroyed.