Types of Breast Asymmetry
- Poland Syndrome
Tubular breasts are a congenital breast condition that can occur in men and women and can involve one or both breasts. The condition usually becomes apparent during pubertal breast development and is marked by a combination of the following characteristics on either the right or the left breast:
- Small or underdeveloped breast
- Large, puffy nipple
- Wide gap between the breasts
- Constricted breast base with a high inframammary fold or shortened distance from breast crease to nipple
- Breast sagging
- Developmental breast asymmetry
Patients with Poland Syndrome may be missing parts of their chest muscle and/or breast, making it appear underdeveloped or even missing. The breast may also have nipple or areola issues, none of which specifically cause health problems.
Dr. Ting has experience in restoring a natural-looking breast for patients with Poland Syndrome. She can surgically reconstruct the chest wall and significantly improve breast symmetry by using several combination techniques, which may include Breast Implants, Breast Reconstruction.