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Tubular Breasts

Getting a bra that fits is enough of an ordeal as it is without being told that your boobs are a funny shape. Tubular breasts are in fact pretty common, though shouldn’t be confused with Tubular Bells – everyone’s favourite 1973 concept album. Tubular breasts are caused by a lack of development in the breast tissue during puberty which leads to the aesthetically bizarre malformation that can see breasts grow asymmetrically as well as been particularly droopy and unusually far apart. The term ‘tubular breast’ comes from the tube-like appearance that afflicted breasts may take. In contrast to the cone-shaped Madonna-style bosom that is deemed regular the base of a tuberous breast is very narrow with a long skin envelope. The malformation can affect one or both breasts and is only cosmetic in its irregularity, but can often cause low self esteem which could lead to other mental health related problems. The condition is most commonly corrected with a surgical procedure that typically involves either implants or tissue expansion. Breast surgery is a major operation which will take weeks to heal and goes with all the usual risks of major surgery, so no decisions should be gone into lightly.

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I'm only 16 going to 17 in another month and I'm not certain if i have tubular breasts. They are the same size (16D) but are fairly far apart, the areolas are huge, and the nipples are deformed, slightly elongated, and on each breast they seem to be split (like there is two joined together). I feel really self conscious of my breasts and even though they are a fairly normal size i just can't bring myself to wear a bikini or low necked tops in front of other people without another top on in the fear of them seeing my overly large areolas or stretch marks that cover around 75-80% of the rest of my breasts. Am i just worrying over nothing? should i see a GP? and will it effect breast feeding later on in life?





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my boob is long and when i wear a bra it does not fit what should i do





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I have tubular breasts and it has caused me to be depressed and cover up.i am very self conscious over it. I know people say you should love your body but I find that very hard.





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Wow I honestly thought there was something wrong with my boobs always thinking why me what's wrong with me and it gets me very down and depressed not to mention uncomfortable with my partner of 8yrs.Im so glad that this is more common than I thought,thought I was the only woman to have tubular breast with the areoles the size of 3 fingers in size.





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i am 20years old and my booby is growing long ways and i wear a tight supportive bra aslo i have streatch marks i tried everything can any help m plz?





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I wish my 15 years old could read this board. She have breath cone shaped and she hate them my are the same and I never have any problems with it. My husband love the to bits and he said that they are perfect.it sad the new generations are bombarded with so much rubbish why no make a magazine with real women you know like the ones the great masters just to paint is a shame.





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Ladies - I'm 33 and have tubular breasts - lived with them all my life. I'm a D cup but don't look always look it because the shape seems to change all the time... (good boob and bad boob days) Yes growing up I always knew they were different and not the nicest. Of course I'm still not 100% happy with them but the last 10 or so years I've realised that it is me - ONLY ME - that has a problem with them. Not saying I have been particularly promiscuous throughout the years, but I have had quite a number of partners in my life and let me tell you this... NOT ONCE has a man said anything negative about them. NOT ONCE!! Guys. Just. Love. Boobs - they love to cup, jiggle and play with them - I don't know why we worry so much seeing as most of the time they have no idea what they're doing with them anyway. Yes, this still happens at my age!!!! Look - the best advice I can give is go get yourself fitted for bras by a professional. Unfortunately we're not like all the other girls that can throw on any bra and sit in it perfectly. We need a bit of help from someone that knows what they're talking about and trust me - bras have come a long way over the years and there are some hot little numbers out there that are perfect for us. I find having a bra that holds me properly makes me feel sexy - so much so that most of the time I will not take it off when I'm with a guy because I like the way it looks and feels. They can still fool around with them through or under the fabric - just don't take it off!! When it's a good fit there is then no worry about how you look when you're lying in a particular way - they will always be where they're meant to be - BONUS :-) Having excellent posture also helps the situation - don't slouch and try to hide yourself because you're worried about your boobs. Do some yoga or pilates and hold yourself up tall and confidently. We are all beauties and should be proud of ourselves. Anyway - don't let something like this ruin your self esteem or stop you from doing anything. Do yourself a favour - hell do it for me - one day even if you don't have anything planned - book a day for yourself. Get a spraytan the night before get up and do your nails and hair - put on your best underwear and dress to impress (clothes that accentuate the features you LOVE) hold your head up high, walk out the door with a cheeky smile - you will turn heads!!!





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Hi all. I have breasts like these and I am 24 years old. I knew my breasts were "weird" right from the age of 12; they sort of "folded" at the bottom rather than curving out from the chest like ordinary boobs, and when I leaned forward they hung down in a tube shape. The bra size I wear is 34B. If I lean forward they're very long and narrow, and on my back, when soft, the only part that sticks up (all areola) is three fingers widths across and they're really far apart. An oh lord, don't even get me started on how they look when I lie on my side! Terrible, right? Well, maybe not so much. The reason I am making this comment is to hopefully reassure some who are insecure when it comes to intimacy and are terrified of letting anyone see their boobs. I've been with a couple of guys - I know that's not many but neither of them minded AT ALL. LITERALLY NOT AT ALL. My first boyfriend loved me and loved my boobs, when I talked to him about it he was honestly confused as to what I was worried about. The second person was more of a casual thing, and though I never discussed it with him, he certainly always seemed interested in them! (Straight) men like boobs and naked ladies. Always. Boobs are always awesome, even atypical ones like ours. If a man makes you feel insecure because of your boobs then he can go swivel. That's no man at all. It is possible to have good confidence and body image with this condition. Sometimes I still feel low some days (like right now, which is how I ended up on this page) but I always get past it. There is hope WITHOUT "corrective" surgery. I accept that I didn't develop in the ordinary way but I DO NOT accept that I am "deformed". I find this language of "deformity" and "correction" needlessly upsetting and bad for young girls reading this. I am not like other women, physically - I know that. It's sometimes difficult to get naked and do it with the lights on. But with confidence in yourself you can do it. The more you do it, the easier it gets. Even if you want to go ahead and change your body, please, consider all the risks of surgery, and if you do it, do it for yourselves, not men. Please love yourselves.





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Word. I am 26 happily partnered for 11 years and have 2 kids. Breastfed until 3 1/2 yrs old so it is possible to lead a normal life with this condition. My hubby LOVES my boobs despite how I feel.

thank you so much, i find your comment very interesting and helpful. i have very similar problem like you so thanks for the advice

thank you so much, i find your comment very interesting and helpful. i have very similar problem like you so thanks for the advice

Yeah I'm almost 18 and I'd thought I just had small not-cool shaped jugs. But like a week or two ago I don't remember how but I accidentally stumbled across the disorder pictures on the net and now I guess mine are mildly tubular. I'm in a long distance relationship(I'm Russian and he's American) and he's seen my breasts on Skype and said he liked them. I don't wanna go through surgery as I'm afraid I won't be able to breastfeed. I guess I'm just gonna go see a professional and ask them if I need a correction.





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I am 18 aswell and was in a long distense relationship with a guy who had honestly never seen breasts in real life before. So he had never noticed anything about me was different. It wasn't until I myself went on http://www.007b.com/breast_gallery.php and realized mine were slightly tubular, like others who posted on this site. I always thought mine would grow in.. Like since I'm so young they would change, grow and shape.. At 18 1/2 I realize this might not happen. My brother once saw them and called them like a fat boys breasts.. I will never forget that. Thinking about it now still hurts so much. And then I realize what my horrible brother and anyone I date don't have in common-they will love me(or at least really like me)! They will look at me and see me as the person they want! My current boyfriend was long distense and he moved 700 miles to be with me! He doesn't care that my breasts look different than other women he sees! He still loves that he can hold me and play with them! He wouldn't care if I have a mole on my arm or a smaller than average nose. Because I am not average-no one is average! I'm not super-model skinny(size 7 US) I don't have cool blue eyes. I am who he loves though! He sees everything about me better than anyone else because he likes me better than everyone else! He loves my breasts the more I let him play with him.. Sounds odd but it's true!

Girls, cheer up, at least it is not your fault (not like me who was plunp in puberty and now have saggy breasts). Men have no right to mock you as they could be as easily born with micropenises and so on. Consult a doctor for your situation and try phytohormones or synthetic hormones before considering surgery. Wish you the best!





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