All women have some minor degrees of breast asymmetry be it in breast volume, nipple position or chest wall shape. But for a few patients this problem can be significant to a point where finding bras to fit or undressing in front of others can lead to embarrassment.
For some patients the shape of the breast may also cause concern, tubular breasts are a problem which becomes apparent after puberty.
Tuberous breasts are not simply small or underdeveloped breasts. The effect of the condition on the appearance of the breast can range from mild to severe, and typical characteristics include: enlarged, puffy areola, unusually wide spacing between the breasts, minimal breast tissue, sagging, higher than normal breast fold and narrow base at the chest wall.
Both these problems may need a combination of surgical breast techniques to correct the balance.