Types of breast malformations


The shape of a female breast varies from woman to woman. Depending on the culture and one’s own preferences, there are ideas about the perfect breast. Apart from these ideas, there are also breast shapes that are from a medical point of view do not correspond in shape and size to a normally shaped breast. In most cases, these malformations are malformations of the breasts that are not associated with any physical (bodily) risk for the woman. However, the malformations of the breasts often represent an extreme psychological (mental) burden for the affected women, as they cannot identify with their appearance. Likewise, the malformations can affect the sexual behavior, as well as the posture of the women. Certain types of breast malformations, such as the nipples, can lead to a woman not being able to breastfeed her baby or not being able to breastfeed her baby completely.

How breast malformations can develop

The development of a breast malformation can have various causes. For example, an abnormal development of the female breast due to disease or genetics can occur as early as puberty, e.g. due to an imbalance of hormones. But pregnancy and the increasing age of a woman also cause changes in the breasts. Likewise, extreme weight loss or weight gain change the shape and size of the breasts. As variable as the causes of breast malformation can be, so are the malformations. The more common malformations include:

Tubular breast is a drooping breast that has a nipple that is proportionally too large. Unlike a normal breast, the breast is not round but has a tubular appearance. For this reason, the tubular breast is sometimes referred to as a tube breast.

In most women, the two breasts are not identical in size; however, the differences in size are only slight. In anisomastia, the Asymmetry of the breasts clearly pronounced and also clearly visible to other people. Most often, one of the two breasts is not fully developed and thus significantly smaller.

Sagging breasts (mastoposis) or sagging breasts can be caused by a weakness in the connective tissue and the same skin stretching. These two factors cause the glandular body to sag and the breasts to sag downwards.

Also in the case of the nipples it can to breast malformations can occur. In the aforementioned inverted nipples, the nipple is pulled inward. This form of nipple is also called inverted nipple and does not cause any pain to the affected woman.

Lying a polythelie is present, then the breasts of the woman have more than two nipples, in an athelie one of the two nipples is missing. Both malformations of the nipples can be a visual burden for the affected women, but do not lead to pain.

Breast malformations in good and professional hands

The list of possible malformations can, of course, be expanded to include other breast malformations. It gives a rough overview of the most common breast malformations and should help to lower the inhibition threshold for affected women. Since Dr. Martha Bernard already specialized in the treatment of the female, as well as the male breast during her training, it was the logical consequence for her to create one of the main focus of her practice on the surgery of breasts. Continuous education is an important cornerstone of her work. When it comes to the sensitive topic of breast malformations, Dr. Martha Bernard is discreetly and empathetically available to answer all questions about breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation, so that the person concerned can once again feel comfortable in their body.