Tubular breasts are the result of abnormal development of the volume and shape of breasts during puberty, mainly due to lack of skin elasticity around the areola. The degree of deformity varies among patients while it is also common for patients to experience significant differences between the two breasts. The mammary gland herniates towards the areola thus making the deformity visible. The breast is small with expansion of the areola and its shape resembles a tube.
UNFURLING is a surgical technique that corrects this condition with the use of silicone implant and an incision of only a few centimetres on the areola border. Small radial incisions are made around the areola to help correct the surrounding skin. This technique usually corrects the shape, size and breast- areola ratio. Performed early during puberty, a corrective procedure based on radial incisions will allow normal development of the breasts in terms of volume and shape and stop the shaping of tubular breasts.