Tuberous Breast Surgery Sydney

Tuberous Breasts

This is a condition caused by the breast tissue not proliferating properly during puberty. The only medical treatment for tubular breasts isĀ cosmetic surgery.

Tuberous Breast Correction Results


In Australia, yes you can. There is a Medicare item number that covers the surgery. This dramatically reduces the fees for surgery as the hospital, implant and theatre costs are covered. Your fee will only be for the surgeon, assistant and anaesthetist. Be wary of surgeons charging you for implants and hospital fees and then pocketing your savings, for example, your insurer pays for those costs but the surgeon still charges you for them essentially double dipping.

The medicare number for tuberous breast deformity is 45060. If it's confirmed as tuberous breast deformity, this number can be used. 

Developmental breast abnormality, single stage correction of, if:

The correction involves either:

  • Bilateral mastopexy for symmetrical tubular breasts; or
  • Surgery on both breasts with a combination of insertion of one or more implants (which must have at least a 10% volume difference), mastopexy or reduction mammaplasty, if there is a difference in breast volume, as demonstrated by an appropriate volumetric measurement technique, of at least 20% in normally shaped breasts, or 10% in tubular breasts or in breasts with abnormally high inframammary folds.

And photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a lift?

If there is any asymmetry or ptosis, then yes you will need a lift. This is the only way to control the breast/nipple platform.

More often than not, yes. This is to help contour the cleavage but also help prevent double bubble deformity.

'Puffy' nipples are due the constricted bands in the fascial layers resulting in herniation of breast tissue through the disc of fascia. This can be addressed through a formal periareolar reduction or percutaneous cautery.

Dr Pouria Moradi - Your Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeon

"I am a consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon working as a visiting medical officer at Prince of Wales, Royal Women's and Sydney Children's Hospitals, and an associate lecturer at UNSW Medical School.

Having studied medicine at UNSW as a Sam Cracknell Sport and Academic Scholar, I was then awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery."