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Tuberous Breast Surgery

Double Bay, Sydney & Hawthorn East, Melbourne
Sydney 1300 661 362    Melbourne 1300 264 811

Tuberous Breast Surgery in Sydney and Melbourne

What are Tuberous Breasts?

Tuberous or Tubular Breasts are breasts that did not form naturally. They are characterised by small, unevenly developed breasts often in a triangular or tubular shape with puffy nipples that can point downward or inward. From the side, they appear narrow. Tuberous breasts tend to be smaller than average and have a wide space between them. They often come with other complications such as asymmetry. Essentially, tuberous breasts is a catchall name for a number of breast conditions.

Most importantly, from a medical standpoint, tuberous breasts have a flattened connection to the chest wall. Where a normal breast joins the chest wall with an almost round or circular base, in tuberous breasts the breast is flattened against the chest wall in what is called a constricted base.

If you feel your breasts look underdeveloped or there is a marked difference in their appearance from other breasts, you may suffer from tuberous breasts. While tuberous breasts are considered a rarity they can be operated on safely by our expert surgeon.

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Surgery Options for Tuberous Breasts

There are a number of surgical procedures that can be performed to correct tuberous breasts. However, you must remember that most surgical options will involve some kind of glandular or breast tissue remodelling.

If the nipple is NOT at a natural angle or position, you may require a Breast Lift to correct your breasts. Sometimes the areola is quite large. This can be reduced as part of other procedures or alone if no other procedures are required.

If the breast itself has not fully developed then a Breast Augmentation or Enlargement, using implants, may be required. This can be done at the same time as your glandular remodelling and a Breast Lift, if necessary. It is not uncommon for different surgeries to be carried out on each breast as tuberous breast are quite often different on each side.

Why Choose a Specialist Plastic Surgeon for Tuberous Breasts?

It is important to approach a fully qualified surgeon, like Dr Sackelariou, regarding breast implants and augmentation for tuberous breasts. All too often more inexperienced doctors will simply place the implant within the breast as you would for a normal breast augmentation. This results in a tuberous breast sitting on top of an implant – which is NOT a satisfactory or natural result for the patient

The aim of all tuberous breast surgeries performed by Dr Sackelariou, is to ensure patients recover with breasts that look normal, symmetrical and with minimal scarring.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

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Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

He is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures,

He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patient’s love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

Next Steps – Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou

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If you are considering reconstructive plastic or cosmetic surgery then Dr Richard is the specialist plastic surgeon for you. Dr Sackelariou can assist you in achieving your desired image, helping restore you to a more youthful or confident self.


  • A Referral from your GP or from your specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a cosmetic consultation without a GP Referral although no Medicare rebates are claimable without one.
  • You can schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Surgeon by paying the $300 consult fee in advance.
  • Email us below or Call to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment


  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes


If you would like to know more about how Dr Richard can help you, please contact us today.

Phone Melbourne 1300 264 811 or Sydney 1300 661 362  to enquire or request a consultation.

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Sydney: 1300 661 362
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  • 759 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123