I am currently 15-years-old and I think I have tubular breasts. I have looked at many photos on google images, and they look very similar to mine. I am very flat-chested and pointy, therefore find it hard to wear nice tops and certain other outfits. I also find wearing a bra very uncomfortable because of the shape of my breasts, but I need to, otherwise they look all pointy through my shirt. All of my friends have normal sized chests and I just look weird. I am also an aspiring actress, and I’m worried this will effect my career. What can you suggest??
Hey there, Aspiring:
I’m glad you wrote in; breasts are a hot topic around here last month and we’ve been highlighting some awesome women as part of our series Survivors Stories that we’ve been running. Your situation is not about cancer but does highlight the role our breasts play in who we are so your question is not to be taken lightly.
Before I started researching Tubular Breast Deformity (also called Tuberous Breasts), I thought it was something that could be take care of with a padded bra or certain clothing choices. But you also mentioned it was uncomfortable so I went to New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Sterry for answers.